The top ten Dance contestants, including winner Benji Schwimmer and finalists Heidi Groskreutz, Donyelle Jones and Travis Wall, will participate in the stage presentation, and Friedman promises a mix of new and familiar material. The results will be athletic in the extreme. In his view, "This is not an easy sport. And it is a sport; it's not just an art. Dancers brutalize their bodies just as much as football players."
So You Think You Can Dance kicks off in Denver at 8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street. Tickets, $28.50 to $48.50, can be purchased at 303-830-8497 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Tue., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.