Episode 12: We Are Beary Sorry


A month into 2019 and finally, So You Think You Can Danica has returned! That’s right, your intrepid hosts Danica LeBlanc and Devin Bruce are back & they have brought with them a cornucopia of delightful dance in the form of 2013’s ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. Not only is it India’s first 3D dance movie but it is also a starring vehicle for SYTYCD Season 3 alum and show favourite Lauren Gottlieb! The film also stars Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya, Kay Kay Menon, and a score of incredibly talented dancers.

Join Danica & Devin as they dive into: the announcement of SYTYCD Season 16; the time they reviewed ABCD2 with friends of the show Matt Bowes & Erin Fraser on their podcast Bollywood is For Lovers; Devin’s inexplicable dislike of handsome and popular actor Varun Dhawan; justice for Lauren Gottlieb; Hindi streaming service Buttrflicks; the positive, supportive male friendship between Vishnu and Gopi; our dream Bollywood remake of Coyote Ugly; Lauren & Punit Pathak on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa; dancing as treatment for drug addiction; the real-life story of Fictitious Dance Group; questionable team-building trust exercises; Danica’s fear of clowns; a surprising personal confession from Devin; resisting peer pressure; the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street; and our incredibly uneducated ideas of what a patriotic American dance number would be.

Plus: we need your help to decide the movie for our next episode! It’s between Coyote Ugly and Magic Mike, a competition where there are no losers. Help us out by voting in our Twitter poll or making a comment below.

We’ll see you at the end of February. And don’t forget your essays!


So You Think You Can Danica Episode 11: Rustic Chicken Shakedown

Just in time for the holidays, So You Think You Can Danica is back with a holiday-themed dance movie! On the December episode, Devin and Danica discuss the only Christmas dance movie that they can think of, White Christmas! (Wait, are there any dance numbers in Home Alone? No, there aren’t, so White Christmas it is!)

Join us as we dive deep into: our personal histories with Christmas movies; Devin’s inability to say Bing Crosby’s name; how great Dean Jagger is; the surprisingly progressive views of masculinity in White Christmas; Danica’s problem with lazy nightclub singers; the seventeen times the viewers hear “Sisters;” the terrifying boat sequence in “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing;” the movie’s commitment to excellent footwear; a cavalier attitude to cigarette butt disposal; random alley taxis; the strange beauty regimen prescribed in “Snow;” the realities of inter-state train travel (note: it would take approximately 28 hours to take a train from Florida to Vermont in 2018); Devin’s love of puns in “Minstrel Show;” the fantastic beautiful strangeness of “Choreography;”  Vera-Ellen and John Brascia’s tour-de-force in “Abraham;” how good Devin & Danica are at flirting (with other people, not each other); the overall amazingness of Vera-Ellen; Rosemary Clooney’s torch song “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me;” surprisingly angry child actors; Danica’s love-hate relationship with musicals; and the strange dual dreamlike reality of “Count Your Blessings.”

Happy holidays, everyone!! We’ll see you in 2019!

So You Think You Can Danica Episode 10: Dance Memento


Welcome back to So You Think You Can Danica, where even though your favourite dance competition show is off the air, Danica and Devin are still slinging those sweet dance burgers. (Sorry, we ate some delicious burgers before recording and we’re still thinking about them.)

On this month’s episode we get together to discuss the first great Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire picture, 1934’s The Gay Divorcée. Join us as we discuss: the terrible fate of our  collective oxen; how bad we are at watching things on the PVR; the coming global superpocalypse; the fantasticness of Edward Everett Horton; the dangers of boats and ocean travel in general; sexy punctuation; Guy Holden: Serial Harasser; how the first minutes of The Gay Divorcée is actually a horror-thriller about a rich American woman’s trip to England; the surprise appearance of Betty Grable in “Let’s K-nock K-nees;” how we as a society need a movie about the exciting and scandalous past life of Aunt Hortense; the Unbearable Unfortunateness of Tonetti; Ginger Rogers unfortunate ruffles; the crown jewel in the movie, “Night and Day;” Christopher Nolan’s gritty reboot of The Gay Divorcée; how “The Continental” is overlong but catchy (Devin’s note — and also a really filthy Prince song); and a surprise appearance by Devin’s neighbor the carpentry enthusiast.

We’ll see you again in December, with our thoughts on a holiday dance classic!

So You Think You Can Danica Episode 9: A Dog’s First Screenplay


Just when you thought we had forgotten about you, So You Think You Can Danica is back! Yes, it’s spooky movie season so of course your intrepid hosts Danica and Devin are back with an episode about one of the scariest movies they have ever seen: Step Up. (It’s terrifying how little dancing there is!)

Starring future superstar Channing Tatum and future SYTYCD judge Jenna Dewan, Step Up is a mess of a movie that is missing approximately five or six good dance numbers. Join Danica & Devin for a discussion of: troves (both treasure-style and regular), Channing Tatum’s confusing anatomy, the similarities between the Step Up and Assassin’s Cred franchises, Touchstone Pictures (who last distributed a movie in 2016), night court, how Step Up is more of a fantasy movie than a dance movie, the Great Cardigan Incident of 2004, the Step-Up/The Wire cinematic universe, the amazing cast of She’s All That, the importance of teen mental health, and early 2000s Canadian teen television shows.

We’ll see you again in November with a dance movie from classic Hollywood!

So You Think You Can Danica Episode 8: Lollipops & Ginger Ale


Last week saw the finale of Season Fifteen of So You Think You Can Dance, and your friends Danica and Devin watched it almost live! Day-of, anyhow, which is a rarity for them. In the latest episode of So You Think You Can Danica, your excited hosts get into the nitty gritty of the last show of the season. And also get a little silly. In this episode, Danica and Devin talk about dance interns, the G-rated activities that professional dancers get up to in their spare time, department store tourism, stellar tap routines, the Creative Arts Emmys, John Legend’s EGOT, a call to action for the proletariat, Dustin’s awesome smiling face, and their hopes and dreams for next season (which is surely coming, right? RIGHT?).

Also, in case you didn’t know: in the SYTYCDanica off-season we’re going to be reviewing dance movies! From Ginger Rogers to Channing Tatum to Hrithik Roshan to Cyd Charisse, we’re going to discuss great moments of dance on film and also veer wildly off into a variety of other tangents. So please tell us about your favourite dance movies; we’d appreciate any and all suggestions!

So You Think You Can Danica Episode 7: Give Robert Your Vulnerability


Last week we all watched the Top Four Episode of SYTYCD, and hopefully it got you as jazzed as it got Danica & Devin. Your hosts were pleasantly surprised with the Penultimate Pre-Finale, which featured a number of fantastic routines. Heck, even our least-favourite dancer acquitted themselves adequately. On the seventh episode of So You Think You Can Danica your fearless hosts discuss a number of topics, including: the ascension of Genessy, giving credit when credit is due, detachable ponytails, Piaget’s developmental theories about conservation of volume, motivational workplace rhymes, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, celebrity baby names, the difference between cover bands and tribute bands, our show’s new producer, plans for Finale Night, and a brief moment of human emotions. And of course, we talk about our choices for who’s going to take the number one spot. Plus: news about the future of the podcast! SYTYCD might be going away for the season, but SYTYCDanica isn’t going anywhere.
For Finale Night Tweeting Purposes:
Danica is @DanicaHere
Devin is @Doctor_Teeth
SYTYCDanica’s theme music is “You Can Dance?” by Steve Combs.

So You Think You Can Danica Episode 6: Wood And Hopes And Dreams


Did you emotionally survive the Top 6? Because we’re not going to lie to you, dear listeners: the SYTYCD Top 6 episode has taken an emotional toll on your intrepid hosts. And talking it out in the most recent So You Think You Can Danica is what’s getting us through it. So join Danica & Devin as they talk about how to process grief, the return of Robert (and the rest of the All Stars we guess), controversial Kiki opinions, surprise comic recommendations, Dance Buds (TM), impromptu stunts, All Stars showing their choreography chops, New Movie Recommendations, and possibly the most important routine in SYTYCD history. Also, because we have to, the results, and our dream Top Four dancers compared to what we ended up with. Please, friends. Explain this outcome to us.

SYTYCDanica’s theme music is “You Can Dance?” by Steve Combs.