Twinkle Toes

Reality shows indulge wannabe wishes all the time, and that’s why So You Think You Can Dance is so aptly named. But only a lucky, nimble-footed few actually get beyond the dancing-in-front-of-the-mirror stage and make it to the little screen to compete and be scrutinized in mid-foxtrot by millions of viewers across the nation. But you can imagine that if you really, really practice hard, you can be just like them. Not.

Whatever. Tonight you can catch the magic live (and maybe take home a few pointers) when the Fox series’ splashy road edition leaps into the metro area with the top ten finalists from season eleven performing their best routines. “I am thrilled with the spectacular, fresh talent we have discovered this season,” says SYTYCD co-founder and judge Nigel Lythgoe, a former dancer himself. “These dancers have inspired the choreographers to create remarkable dance numbers each week.”

Hope springs eternal: See So You Think You Can Dance? live at 8 p.m. at the 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane in Broomfield; for tickets, $38.50 to $58.50, go to 1stbankcenter.com.
Tue., Dec. 16, 8 p.m., 2014

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