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Q&A: ‘SYTYCD’ Star Talks Season 15 All-Stars Tour

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Pictured top L-R: Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan Debenedetto, Genessy Castillo and Cole Mills. Bottom L-R: Darius Hickman, Magdalena Fialek, Slavic Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold. Top 10 contestants on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Adam Rose/FOX

As announced on FOX, So You Think You Can Dance, the 15-time Emmy Award-winning show added two beloved All-Stars to its blockbuster annual tour, So You Think You Can Dance Live making two south Florida appearances: Nov 10 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Nov 14 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach!

All-Stars Lauren Froderman and Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer will be joining the annual fall tour. Lauren Froderman is the winner of the 7th season of So You Think You Can Dance. She has danced with the Radio City Rockette’s, Big Time Rush, Blake McGrath, and others. Lauren is the first dance athlete for Gatorade and the female dance athlete for the G Series Fit line. Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer was runner-up on season 9. Since then, he has not stopped working in the industry, performing all-across the country, shooting commercials and feature films.

So You Think You Can Dance Live! also features the Top 10 contestants from Season 15 including Jensen Arnold, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Genessy Castillo, Evan DeBenedetto, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Magdalena Fialek, Darius Hickman, Chelsea Hough, Cole Mills, and Slavik Pustovoytov.

Fans can witness the hottest show-stopping routines from Season 15 as well as original pieces choreographed specifically for So You Think You Can Dance Live!. Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark productions will present audiences across the country with many surprises from the most respected show in the dance community and promises to be an unforgettable night of dance by some of the world’s most talented performers up-close-and-personal, boldly transporting the small screen experience, enjoyed by millions, to the stage.

It was a pleasure to sit down with the only man to make it to the top 4, Slavik Pustovoytov, for this Hotspots Exclusive interview:

At what age did you start dancing?

I started dancing when I was 10 years old. It started after I saw Michael Jackson and tried to do the “Moonwalk.” My mom then asked me if I wanted to take dancing lessons and I did. The more I danced, the more I loved it and I quickly got serious about it.

What was your first professional/paid gig?

There was a dance battle back in Ukraine and I entered. I won, and I got prize money for that.

When did you decide Dance was going to be your future?

After I moved to the United States when I was 13 years old. I never thought about college as dancing was in my soul.

Who is your mentor in dance and why?

“Fik-Shun” Stegall the winner of SYTYCD Season 10. I remember seeing his videos and I totally looked up to him. When I moved to Vegas I met him, and we have become really close friends and he has been mentoring me.

What made you decide to audition for SYTYCD?

It was “Fik-Shun” who convinced me to audition. I was going to be in LA when they were auditioning so I thought why not.

Is the academy as hard as it looks?

It ridiculously hard. It’s really the mental stress as every day you are thinking about if you are going to get cut or make it through.

How did it feel to make the top 10?

It was a bitter sweet feeling as it came down to myself and my friend Kyle. I was so happy I mad it, but I was very sad my friend didn’t make it. I really wanted both of us to make it. There was so much emotion going through my body, I couldn’t fathom what was going on.

Tell our readers about the tour and why they should come out to see?

First of all we take every favorite number from season 15 and put it all together in this 2 hour spectacle that is amazing. There is a lot that went into this process, and it’s a super high energy show that I think everyone will love!

For more information on Slavik, check him out on social media at Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat/@itsslavik.

Tickets For the Broward Center are $34.50-$99.50 with $139.50 tickets for the JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level  and $189-$439 VIP packages offering premium seating and other exclusives. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or at the Box Office (201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale). Tickets for the Kravis Center are $30-$110 and can be purchased at Kravis.org or at the Box Office (701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach).

For more information, go to: fox.com/dance or dancelivetour.com.

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