He stated on the show that he had learned about this when he saw that his name was not on her wedding invitation, and he promptly returned to dancing. After returning to the United States from Mexico, Schwimmer learned that his girlfriend had broken up with him.Skin colour, gender, or sexual orientation become almost secondary to the contestant’s ability to play up their personalities with and for the camera.Among the most beloved and remembered contestants have been contemporary dancer Travis Wall (Season 2 white, openly gay), ballet dancer Danny Tidwell (Season 3, African-American, openly gay), freestyle dancer Stephen “t Witch” Boss (Season 4, African-American, straight), contemporary dancer Melanie Moore (Season 8, white, straight), and contemporary dancer Sasha Mallory (Season 8, African-American, openly lesbian).It’s not enough to be proficient at one style either: they must demonstrate an ability to adapt between styles, usually variations of commercial hip hop choreography, International-style Ballroom, Broadway/Jazz, and commercial lyrical Contemporary.The appeal of the show for spectators comes from exactly this emphasis on talent - the talent of both the dancers and the choreographers.With the declining ratings of SYTYCD (it premiered in 2005 with 10 million viewers and versions of the franchise have been made in 25 countries) and the slower output of popular dance films and television shows, the question remains where will popular screendance go from here? The second season of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on May 25, 2006, with new host Cat Deeley.
He managed to produce hip hop that was sweet (Sabra and Dominic's "Make It Work"), scary (Kayla and Jason's "They're Everywhere"), and stylish (the Matrix-y "Get Up" group routine).
Or, in Nigel Lythgoe’s words: “Now is the time when dancers should become stars again,” neatly hidden in an interactive televised dance competition format.
But what has prompted such an explosion in the popularity and production of popular screendance? In contrast to a show such as Dancing With The Stars, there are no celebrities involved in the dance performances, and the dancers must be highly skilled, versatile, and talented to succeed.
Schwimmer was born on January 18, 1984 in Newport Beach, California, and grew up in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) household in Moreno Valley, California. Schwimmer and his first dance partner, Donyelle Jones, successfully competed through the entire first part of the season without ever being in the bottom three. His west-coast swing choreography of a high-octane number, "The Rockafeller Skank," brought both the audience and the judges to their feet.
He was shown a video of the performance of Nick Lazzarini, the 2005 winner of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), and decided that he would audition for the 2006 season of the show, eventually placing among top 10 finalists. The following year, Schwimmer was invited to perform on the opening of season three and to become the first SYTYCD alumnus to choreograph on the show.