A dance party broke out Saturday night at the Reno Events Center with energetic and well-choreographed routines from the contestants of the hit Fox show "So You Think You Can Dance."
For more than two hours, the 13 dancers performed more than 30 dance numbers, most of which were fan-favorites from the show.
The program recently completed its fourth season and has done for dancing what "American Idol" has done for singing. Along with several movies centered around dancing that have been released in recent months, it can be argued that dancing has had a huge resurgence in popular culture.
The evening began with highlights from this past season shown on several video screens. The entire cast then appeared on stage, moving to the show's theme song.
Short introductions by each dancer followed, though most of the crowd already knew the outgoing and attractive cast on a first name basis: Chelsie H., Comfort, Courtney, Katee, Kherington, Gev, Mark, Twitch, Will, Jessica, Chelsea T., Thayne and Season 4 winner Joshua.
The dancers performed in front of a stage with multiple video screens and a background that looked like a starry night. During the course of the show, they mixed in couples, solo and group numbers.
Dance styles included contemporary, hip-hop, ballroom, salsa, rumba, quickstep, jive and street styles such as krumping and popping.
There was an international flavor with dances inspired by the countries of Cuba, Russia, Austria and India.
There were dances with props the cast would dance around, including classroom desks, a bed, a door and a briefcase.
The dancers showed an impressive repertoire, moving fluidly among the various styles, all of which had many in the audience dancing in the aisles.
By the time the cast performed its closing number, to a rousing gospel song, it seemed as if the fans wanted them to keep dancing the night away.