Hometown Girl Dancing Her Way to Stardom on So You Think You Can Dance?
In case you haven’t heard, AYC member Doug Kinney, his wife Elizabeth, daughters Erin and Megan are so proud of middle daughter Caitlin who has made it to the final 14 on Fox’s summer sensation So You Think You Can Dance? The original dance competition series inspires and amazes viewers as dancers skilled in styles ranging from hip-hop to ballroom compete to be named America's Favorite Dancer. The show airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. with the results shows appearing on Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Our hometown girl is doing well on the show which relies on audience voting to determine who stands in the glaring spotlight as the dreaded bottom three couples. These six individuals are then given an opportunity to perform a solo and the judges select a male and a female dancer to leave the show. In addition to the performances, the dancers are interviewed each week during their practice sessions. Caitlin comes across as a poised young lady with great stage presence and a radiant personality. Tune in to watch her and be sure to place your votes between 10 p.m. and midnight following the show – there is no limit to the number of votes you are permitted.
Caitlin’s first challenge on the show was a stunning duet titled “Bollywood”. Costumed in colorful Indian attire, she and her partner Jason wowed the judges and apparently the audience as they breezed into the top 18. The number certainly showcased Caitlin’s amazing versatility, acrobatic prowess and dance abilities.
In week two, the luck of the draw dealt the couple a hip hop number. The couple did not fare as well this week and were relegated to the bottom three. Caitlin sparkled during her solo number and was selected to enter the top 16.
Last week, the couple performed a powerful Paso Doble, possibly the most dramatic of all dances. There was an incredible intensity with every step. The crowd went wild – in the theatre and at the watch parties held throughout the country. At Ram's Head Tavern, the First Lady of Maryland, Judge Kathryn O'Malley even came out to support her. The judges praised Caitlin’s performance but also noted that her partner’s demeanor could have been stronger and despite the amazing performance, the couple again wound up in the bottom three. And once again Caitlin’s solo performance earned judge Nigel Lythgoe’s praise as, "clearly the best solo of the night." She was the first female to be safe.
This is a young lady to watch – and support! Caitlin was raised in Annapolis, trained in Baltimore, and has worked professionally across the country. For more on her career, photos and videos, please visit her site at caitlinkinney.com. You can also follow her SYTYCD journey on http://voteforcaitlin.com and http://www.fox.com/dance/. And don’t forget to vote.