So You Think You Can Dance is a United States television reality program and dance competition airing on the Fox Broadcasting Company network. Season seven premiered on May 27, 2010. In the August 12 finale, contemporary/jazz dancer Lauren Froderman was named "America's Favorite Dancer" and received the grand prize of $250,000, as well as an appearance on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and in print advertising for Gatorade.[2] Contemporary dancers Kent Boyd and Robert Roldan were named runner-up and third-place finisher, respectively.

Judging panel

Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman returned as permanent judges and Cat Deeley returned to host. Mary Murphy stepped down from her judging position, but guest judged during Las Vegas week and made an appearance at the finale.[3] Mia Michaels became the third permanent judge for this season.[4] During the auditions, various guest judges joined Lythgoe, including Shankman and Michaels along with others. This is Michaels' first and only season of being a permanent judge. It was announced in early 2011 that Mary Murphy would return as a permanent judge for season 8.[5] Michaels left because she felt she didn't fit well on the panel and wanted to do her own work without being linked to the show.[6]

Auditions

Open auditions

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AuditionCityDateGuest judges
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsMiamiJanuary 18, 2010Sonya Tayeh, Jason Gilkison
Paradise TheaterThe Bronx, New York CityJanuary 25, 2010Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman
McFarlin Memorial AuditoriumDallasMarch 10, 2010Tyce Diorio, Toni Redpath
Acuff TheatreNashvilleMarch 14, 2010Adam Shankman, Joey Dowling
Cadillac Palace TheatreChicagoMarch 18, 2010Adam Shankman, Stacey Tookey
Orpheum TheatreLos AngelesMarch 26, 2010Adam Shankman, Hi-Hat

Las Vegas week

Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Toni Redpath, Lil' C, Tyce Diorio Day 1 kicks off with individual solos, Day 2 is hip-hop, Day 3 is cha-cha, Day 4 is broadway, Day 5 is group routines, Day 6 is Contemporary, and the final day is individual solos.

The Las Vegas callbacks were held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Task/styleMusicChoreographer(s)
Individual SoloMusic Chosen by ContestantThe contestants
Hip-Hop"OMG"—Usher ft. will.i.amTabitha D'umo
Cha-cha-cha"Just Dance"—Lady GagaToni Redpath
Broadway"Charleston" from Billion Dollar BabyTyce Diorio
Group routinesPicked out of a hatThe dancers
Contemporary"A Beautiful Mess"—Jason MrazTravis Wall
Individual soloMusic chosen by contestantThe dancer

Finals

Format changes

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has stated numerous format changes for this season.[3][8][9] Instead of naming a top 20 to compete in the finals, the show planned on selecting a top 10 - they ended up accepting an extra dancer to create a top 11. The contestants were informed of their inclusion in the finals by the judges either traveling to each dancer's home or personally telephoning them to reveal their fate. This is in contrast to previous seasons where the contestants walked down a long corridor to face the judging panel.

Rather than partnering up the contestants with each other, partners were chosen at random each week from a pool of All-Stars composed of top dancers that have appeared in previous seasons of the show, and the competitors performed in their All-Star partners' specialized style. Additionally, rather than eliminating a pair of contestants each week, contestants were voted on as individuals from the beginning of the competition, and only one was eliminated per week. Only three contestants were featured in the finale, as opposed to the usual four.

On June 16, 2010—the first performance show—host Cat Deeley revealed that the phone numbers viewers needed to dial to vote for their favorite contestant(s) were changed to 1-888-6BEST## from the usual 1-866-TEMPO##, ## being the numerical order of the contestant. This year also marks the first season in which, just like the results shows in all seasons prior, the performance shows were aired live, as opposed to being taped earlier in the week. This is also the first season to be broadcast in high-definition video.

Top 11 finalists

Male contestants

FinalistAgeHome TownDance StyleElimination datePlacement
Kent Boyd19Botkins, OhioContemporaryAugust 12, 2010Runner-Up
Robert Roldan20Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaContemporaryAugust 12, 2010Third
AdéChiké Torbert23Brooklyn, New YorkContemporaryAugust 5, 2010Fourth
Jose Ruiz21Pembroke Pines, FloridaBreakdanceJuly 29, 2010Fifth
Billy Bell20Loxahatchee, FloridaContemporarySixth
Alex Wong23Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaBalletJuly 8, 2010 (Injured)Eighth

Female contestants

FinalistAgeHome TownDance StyleElimination datePlacement
Lauren Froderman19Phoenix, ArizonaContemporaryWonWinner
Ashley Galvan20Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaLyrical JazzJuly 15, 2010 (Injured)Seventh
Melinda Sullivan22Jericho, New YorkTapJuly 1, 2010Ninth
Cristina Santana24San Diego, CaliforniaSalsaJune 24, 2010Tenth
Alexie Agdeppa26Rowland Heights, CaliforniaContemporaryJune 17, 2010Eleventh

Elimination chart

Legend
FemaleMaleBottom 3 contestantsBottom 2 contestantsInjury
Result show date:6/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/12
ContestantResults
Lauren FrodermanBtm 3Winner
Kent BoydRunner-Up
Robert RoldanBtm 3Btm 3Btm 2Btm 23rd Place
AdéChiké TorbertElim
Jose RuizBtm 2Btm 2Elim
Billy BellBtm 3Btm 2Btm 2Injury
Ashley GalvanBtm 2Injury
Alex WongInjury
Melinda SullivanBtm 3Btm 3Elim
Cristina SantanaBtm 3Elim
Alexie AgdeppaElim

Performance shows

The dancers that are marked in bold are contestants.

Meet the Top 11 (June 10, 2010)

  • Performances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)
All dancersJazz"Fame"—David BowieWade Robson
Kent Boyd
Lauren Froderman

Mark Kanemura
Kathryn McCormick
Jazz"Paris is Burning"—St. VincentTravis Wall
Alexie Agdeppa
Lauren Gottlieb
Allison Holker
Melinda Sullivan
Broadway"There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" from Sweet CharityTyce Diorio
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Comfort Fedoke
Jose Ruiz
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-Hop"Din Daa Daa" (District 78 mix)—George KranzTabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Anya Garnis
Pasha Kovalev
Cristina Santana
Samba"Work" (Freemason remix)—Kelly RowlandJason Gilkison
Billy Bell
Ade Obayami
Alex Wong
Contemporary"This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight"—Max Richter and Dinah WashingtonMia Michaels
Courtney Galiano
Ashley Galvan
Neil Haskell
Robert Roldan
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz"Freak"—Estelle feat. Kardinal OffishallSonya Tayeh

Week 1 (June 16, 2010)

  • Performances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Results
Billy Bell
Lauren Gottlieb
Broadway"Footloose"—Kenny LogginsTyce DiorioSafe
Mark Kanemura
Cristina Santana
Jazz"Starstruck"—SantigoldSonya TayehBottom 3
Comfort Fedoke
Jose Ruiz
Hip-Hop"Beautiful Monster"—Ne-YoTabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Safe
Kathryn McCormick
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz"Addicted to Love"—Florence and the MachineTravis WallSafe
Pasha Kovalev
Melinda Sullivan
Jive"L-O-V-E"—VV BrownTony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Bottom 3
Allison Holker
Alex Wong
Contemporary"Hallelujah"—Jeff BuckleySonya TayehSafe
Alexie Agdeppa
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Hip-Hop"Butterfly"—Jason MrazTabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
Ade Obayomi
Pop-Jazz"Oh Yeah"—YelloMandy MooreSafe
Kent Boyd
Anya Garnis
Cha-cha-cha"Lady Marmalade"—Diva InvasionTony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Safe
Ashley Galvan
Neil Haskell
Contemporary"For All We Know"—Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayTyce DiorioSafe
Courtney Galiano
Robert Roldan
African Jazz"Norweg" from SaltimbancoSean CheesmanSafe

Week 2 (June 23, 2010)

  • Performances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Results
Pasha Kovalev
Cristina Santana
Paso Doble"Ira Deorum/Sanctus"—James DooleyJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Eliminated
Allison Holker
AdéChiké Torbert
Contemporary"Listen to Your Heart" (Edmee's Unplugged Vocal Edit)—DHTMandy MooreSafe
Lauren Gottlieb
Alex Wong
Broadway"Summertime"—SylvesterTyce DiorioSafe
Ashley Galvan
Mark Kanemura
Lyrical Jazz"Wonderful"—Annie LennoxTravis WallSafe
Billy Bell
Comfort Fedoke
Krumping"So U Think U Can Krump"—Tha J-SquadLil' CSafe
Anya Garnis
Robert Roldan
Argentine Tango"Libertango"—BondJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Bottom 3
Ade Obayomi
Melinda Sullivan
Contemporary"Squander"—Skunk AnansieStacey TookeyBottom 3
Kathryn McCormick
Jose Ruiz
Bollywood"Marjaani Marjaani Kasama" from BilluNakul Dev MahajanSafe
Lauren Froderman
Dominic Sandoval
Lyrical hip-hop"If I Were a Boy"—Beyoncé KnowlesTessandra ChavezSafe
Kent Boyd
Courtney Galiano
Jazz"Amy Amy Amy"—Amy WinehouseTyce DiorioSafe

Week 3 (June 30, 2010)

  • Performances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Results
Lauren Gottlieb
AdéChiké Torbert
Hip-hop"Hot-N-Fun"—N.E.R.D ft. Nelly FurtadoDave ScottSafe
Ashley Galvan
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary"Cosmic Love"—Florence and the MachineDee CasparySafe
Courtney Galiano
Robert Roldan
Jazz"XXXO"—M.I.A.Sonya TayehBottom 3
Pasha Kovalev
Melinda Sullivan
Salsa"Magdalena, Mi Amor" (Quimara)—D.L.G.Fabian SanchezEliminated
Lauren Froderman
Neil Haskell
Broadway"Let Me Entertain You"—Debbie GibsonJoey DowlingSafe
Billy Bell
Kathryn McCormick
Contemporary"Jar of Hearts"—Christina PerriStacey TookeyBottom 3
Anya Garnis
Jose Ruiz
Samba"Long Time"—ShakiraDmitry ChaplinSafe
Kent Boyd
Allison Holker
Jazz"Heartburn"—Alicia KeysMandy MooreSafe
Alex Wong
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Hip-hop"Outta Your Mind" ( mix)—Lil Jon and LMFAONapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Safe
  • Solos:
DancerStyleMusicResult
Billy BellJazz"Something Bigger, Something Better"—Amanda BlankBottom 3
Jose RuizBreaking"Super Bad"—James BrownSafe
Kent BoydContemporary"Down" (Candlelight Remix)—Jay SeanSafe
Alex WongBallet"Rule the Planet" from Planet of the ApesSafe
Ashley GalvanJazz"Royal T"—Crookers feat. Róisín MurphySafe
Robert RoldanContemporary"Hold You in My Arms"—Ray LaMontagneBottom 3
Melinda SullivanTap"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"—Alicia KeysEliminated
AdéChiké TorbertContemporary"Ruthless Gravity"—Craig ArmstrongSafe
Lauren FrodermanContemporary"Unchained Melody"—Cyndi LauperSafe

Week 4 (July 7, 2010)

  • Performances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Result
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Cha-cha-cha"Telephone"—Lady Gaga and Beyoncé KnowlesJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
Jose Ruiz
Contemporary"Never Tear Us Apart"—INXSMandy MooreSafe
Kent Boyd
Comfort Fedoke
Hip-hop"You're Not My Girl"—Ryan LeslieDave ScottSafe
Courtney Galiano
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz"Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" (Rae & Christian Remix)—Dinah WashingtonMandy MooreSafe
Billy Bell
Katee Shean
Broadway"Macavity: The Mystery Cat" from CatsSpencer LiffBottom 3
Ashley Galvan
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-hop"How Low"—LudacrisTabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Bottom 3
Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
Jazz"Sinking Feeling"—Róisín MurphySean CheesmanSafe
Marla
AdéChiké Torbert
Bollywood"Mourya Re" from Don: The Chase Begins AgainNakul Dev MahajanAlex Wong (Injured) Withdrew
Kent Boyd
Lauren Froderman
Contemporary"Collide" (Acoustic version)—Howie DayTravis WallSafe
Ashley Galvan
Robert Roldan
Quickstep"Man with the Hex"—Atomic FireballsJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Galvan Bottom 3
Billy Bell
Jose Ruiz
African Jazz"The Hunt"—Mickey HartSean CheesmanBell Bottom 3
  • Shean was asked to step in due to an injury sustained by Allison Holker.
  • Marla, the assistant choreographer, was asked to step in due to contestant Alex Wong sustaining an injury during rehearsal that would force his withdrawal from the competition.
  • Alex would have done the foxtrot with Anya, but due to his injury, it was cancelled.

Week 5 (July 14, 2010)

  • Performances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Result
Lauren Froderman
Mark Kanemura
Tahitian"Jungle"—Last VoicesTiana LiufauSafe
Anya Garnis
AdéChiké Torbert
Salsa"Oyelo Que Te Conviene"—Eddie PalmieriLiz Lira
Danny Davalos
Safe
Courtney Galiano
Jose Ruiz
Broadway"Mister Cellophane" from ChicagoJoey DowlingBottom 3
Allison Holker
Robert Roldan
Contemporary"Fix You"—ColdplayTravis WallSafe
Billy Bell
Anya Garnis
Jive"Paradise by the Dashboard Light"—Meat LoafLouis van AmstelBottom 3
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Broadway"Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, MO" from Damn YankeesTyce DiorioSafe
Billy Bell
Lauren Froderman
Jazz"Boogie Shoes"—KC & the Sunshine BandMandy MooreBell Bottom 3
Jose Ruiz
Dominic Sandoval
B-boying"Battle for the Beat"—District 78Tabitha and
Napoleon D'umo
Bottom 3
Kent Boyd
AdéChiké Torbert
Contemporary"You Only Disappear"—Tom McRaeDee CasparyBoth Safe
Robert Roldan
Kathryn McCormick
Disco"Instant Replay"—Dan HartmanDoriana SanchezSafe
  • Ashley was supposed to do rumba with Pasha, but due to her injury, it was cancelled.

Week 6 (July 21, 2010)

DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Result
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Lauren Froderman
Hip-hop"My Chick Bad"—Ludacris ft. Nicki MinajNapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Safe
Allison Holker
Jose Ruiz
ContemporaryEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind theme—Jon BrionSonya TayehBottom 3
Lauren Gottlieb
Robert Roldan
Jazz"Wasted Time"—My Life with the Thrill Kill KultTyce DiorioBottom 3
Kent Boyd
Kathryn McCormick
Jazz"Tightrope"—Janelle MonaeSonya TayehSafe
Comfort Fedoke
AdéChiké Torbert
Lyrical Hip-hop"Fallin'"Alicia KeysNapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Safe
Lauren Froderman
Robert Roldan
Samba"Drummer Boy" (SYTYCD Remix)—Debi NovaDmitry ChaplinRoldan Bottom 3
Jose Ruiz
AdéChiké Torbert
Paso Doble"The Arrival/Rampage/Continued Existence"—James DooleyDmitry ChaplinRuiz Bottom 3
Kent Boyd
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Stepping"Pro Nails" (Rusko remix)—Kid SisterChuck MaldonadoSafe
  • Billy was to be partnered with Courtney, unfortunately, the routine was cancelled due to his injury. He was still able to perform the following week.
  • Solos:
DancerStyleMusicResult
AdéChiké TorbertContemporary"This Woman's Work"—MaxwellSafe
Robert RoldanContemporary"Parachutes"—Trevor HallBottom 3
Lauren FrodermanContemporary"The Waves"—ElisaSafe
Jose RuizBreakdancing"Give It Up or Turnit a Loose"—James BrownBottom 3
Kent BoydContemporary"End of the Road" (A capella)—Boyz II MenSafe

Week 7 (July 28, 2010)

DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Result
Kent Boyd
Anya Garnis
Cha-cha-cha"My First Kiss"—3OH!3 ft. Ke$haJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Safe
Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
Contemporary"Heaven is a Place on Earth"—Katie ThompsonStacey TookeySafe
Courtney Galiano
AdéChiké Torbert
Jazz"Manteca"—Dizzy GillespieTyce DiorioSafe
Comfort Fedoke
Jose Ruiz
Hip-hop"Try a Little Tenderness"—Otis ReddingMarty Kudelka
Dana Wilson
Ruiz Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
Allison Holker
Broadway"Who's Got the Pain?" from Damn YankeesTyce DiorioBottom 3
Billy Bell
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary"Mad World" (Alternate Version)—Michael Andrews ft. Gary JulesStacey TookeyBell Eliminated
Kent Boyd
Jose Ruiz
Broadway"From This Moment On" from Kiss Me, KateSpencer LiffRuiz Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
AdéChiké Torbert
Foxtrot"Fever"—Beyoncé KnowlesJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Froderman Bottom 3
Billy Bell
Robert Roldan
Bollywood"Ganesh" from Bombay DreamsNakul Dev MahajanBell Eliminated
  • Solos:
DancerStyleMusicResult
Jose RuizB-boying"Giant Squid"—RJD2Eliminated
Lauren FrodermanContemporary"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"—Aretha FranklinBottom 3
Billy BellContemporary"Lights Go Down"—TelepatheEliminated
Kent BoydContemporary"A Song For You"—Elliot YaminSafe
Robert RoldanContemporary"A Beautiful Mess" (A Raining Jane sessions)—Jason MrazSafe
AdéChiké TorbertContemporary"Pretty Wings"—MaxwellSafe

Week 8 (August 4, 2010)

DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)Result
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Argentine Tango"Oblivion"—Ástor PiazzollaMiriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
AdéChiké Torbert
African Jazz"The Path"—Ralph MacDonaldSean CheesmanEliminated
Robert Roldan
Anya Garnis
Viennese Waltz"Lost"—AnoukJonathan RobertsBottom 2
Kent Boyd
Courtney Galiano
Disco"When Love Takes Over"—Kelly Rowland feat. David GuettaDoriana SanchezSafe
Lauren Froderman
Ade Obayomi
Commercial Jazz"Hide U" (John Creamer and Stephane K Remix)—KosheenSean CheesmanSafe
Kathryn McCormick
AdéChiké Torbert
Contemporary"Fearless Love"—Melissa EtheridgeDwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson
Eliminated
Robert Roldan
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-hop"Scars"—Basement Jaxx feat. Kelis, Meleka and ChipmunkNapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Bottom 2
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Contemporary"How It Ends"—DeVotchKaTravis WallSafe

Week 9 (August 11, 2010)

DancersStyleMusicChoreographer(s)
Kent Boyd
Lauren Gottlieb
Bollywood"Om Mangalam" from Kambakkht IshqNakul Dev Mahajan
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Lauren Froderman
Hip-hop"Power"—Kanye WestNapoleon and Tabitha D'umo
Mark Kanemura
Robert Roldan
Jazz"Whip It"—DevoTyce Diorio
Lauren Froderman
Robert Roldan
Contemporary"That Home"—The Cinematic OrchestraDee Caspary
Kent Boyd
Lauren Froderman
Jazz"Hip to Be Square"—Huey Lewis and the NewsMandy Moore
Kent Boyd
Allison Holker
Contemporary"Sundrenched World" (Live Session)—Joshua RadinStacey Tookey
Kathryn McCormick
Robert Roldan
Broadway"Cool" from West Side StorySpencer Liff
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Cha-cha-cha"Not Myself Tonight"—Christina AguileraTony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Kent Boyd
Robert Roldan
Malevos"The Chosen/Drum Addict"—Taylor LongMiriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
  • Solos:
DancerStyleMusic
Kent BoydContemporary"The Finish Line"—Train
Robert RoldanContemporary"The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"—The Postal Service
Lauren FrodermanContemporary"I'm Going Down"—Mary J. Blige

Result shows

Results show musical performances

WeekPerformer(s)TitlePerformance type
Week 1Usher"OMG"pre-recorded performance
Justin Bieber feat. Usher"Somebody to Love"music video premiere
Week 2Debi Nova"Drummer Boy"live performance
Week 3Ne-Yo"Beautiful Monster"pre-recorded performance
Week 4Natasha Bedingfield"Touch"live performance
Week 5Christina Perri"Jar of Hearts"pre-recorded performance
Week 6Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull"I Like Itpre-recorded performance
Week 7Christian TV"When She Turns 18"live performance
Allison Iraheta feat. Orianthi"Don't Waste the Pretty"pre-recorded performance
Week 8Janelle Monáe"Tightrope"live performance
Flo Rida"Club Can't Handle Me"live performance
FinaleBlack Gold"Shine"live performance

Week 1 (June 17, 2010)

  • Group dance: Top 11: "Acapella"—Kelis (Jazz; Choreographer: Tessandra Chavez)
  • Guest dancer(s): Keith Roberts and Karine Plantadit
  • Bottom 3's solos:
DancerStyleMusicResult
Melinda SullivanTap"I Got the Feelin'"—James BrownSafe
Alexie AgdeppaJazz"I've Been Loving You Too Long"—Otis ReddingEliminated
Cristina SantanaSalsa"La Guarachera"—Celia Cruz and Tito PuenteSafe

Week 2 (June 24, 2010)

DancerStyleMusicResult
Cristina SantanaSalsa"Quimbara"—Celia Cruz & Johnny PachecoEliminated
Melinda SullivanTap"Heels"—Q-TipSafe
Robert RoldanContemporary"Everywhere I Go"—LissieSafe

Week 3 (July 1, 2010)

DancerStyleMusicResult
Billy BellContemporary"Fly"—Ludovico EinaudiSafe
Robert RoldanJazz"Hater"—Various ProductionSafe
Melinda SullivanTapNoneEliminated

Sullivan chose to dance a cappella.

Week 4 (July 8, 2010)

  • Group dance: "When We Dance"—Sting (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels)
  • Guest dancer(s):
    • Touring cast of In the Heights: "96,000" from In the Heights (Choreographer: Andy Blankenbuehler)
    • All-Stars Pasha & Anya - Cha-Cha from Season 3 Auditions; Song: "Magic Carpet Ride"—Mighty Dub Katz
  • Bottom 3's solos:
DancerStyleMusicResult
Alex WongN/AWithdrew
Billy BellContemporary"To Build a Home"—The Cinematic OrchestraSafe
Ashley GalvanContemporary"Lost" (Acoustic version)—AnoukSafe

Wong sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon during rehearsal and was unable to perform during the show on 7/7/2010. He was therefore automatically placed in the bottom 3 and in danger of elimination. Due to the seriousness of the injury, Wong needed surgery and 3 months of recuperation and was forced to leave the competition, causing both Bell and Galvan to be safe to continue into the next week.

Week 5 (July 15, 2010)

DancerStyleMusicResult
Ashley GalvanN/AWithdrew
Billy BellContemporary"Stand by Me"—Ben E. KingSafe
Jose RuizBreaking"Chicken Bone Circuit"—RJD2Safe

Galvan sustained an injury to a rib on Monday July 12, 2010. Unable to perform, she was automatically placed in the bottom 3 for the week.

Week 6 (July 22, 2010)

DancerStyleMusicResult
Billy Bell
N/A
Safe
Robert RoldanContemporary"Fireflies"—Ron PopeSafe
Jose RuizB-boying"It's Just Begun"—Jimmy Castor BunchSafe

The judges chose not to eliminate anyone, which means that two people are to be eliminated in week seven.

Week 7 (July 29, 2010)

DancerStyleMusicResult
Jose RuizB-boying"Hot Music"—SohoEliminated
Billy BellContemporary"Szerencsetlen"—Venetian SnaresEliminated
Lauren FrodermanContemporary Jazz"Let's Get It On"—Marvin GayeSafe

Week 8 (August 5, 2010)

DancerStyleMusicResult
Lauren FrodermanContemporary"Wasted Time"—Me'Shell NdegeocelloSafe
Kent BoydJazz"Dynamite"—Taio CruzSafe
AdeChike TorbertContemporary"Sir"—Various ArtistsEliminated
Robert RoldanJazz"Mr. Muscle"—RuskoBottom 2

Week 9 (Finale) (August 12, 2010)

  • Group dances:
DancersStyleMusicChoreographer
Top 11 + All-starsHip-HopRA —Nathan LanierChristopher Scott
Judges' picks
DancersStyleMusicChoreographerChosen by
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Broadway"Shoeless Joe" from Damn YankeesTyce DiOrioKenny Ortega
Billy Bell
Ade Obayomi
Contemporary"Mad World" (Alternate Version)—Michael Andrews feat. Gary JulesStacey TookeyNigel Lythgoe
Comfort Fedoke
AdéChiké Torbert
Lyrical Hip-hop"Fallin'"—Alicia KeysNapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Mia Michaels
Kent Boyd
Anya Garnis
Cha-cha-cha"My First Kiss"—3OH!3 feat. Ke$haJean-Marc Généreux
France Mousseau
Cat Deeley
Robert Roldan
Dominic Sandoval
Hip-hop"Scars"—Basement Jaxx feat. Kelis, Meleka and ChipmunkNapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Tyce DiOrio
Lauren Froderman
Pasha Kovalev
Argentine Tango"Oblivion"—Ástor PiazzollaMiriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Nigel Lythgoe
Allison Holker
Robert Roldan
Contemporary"Fix You"—ColdplayTravis WallAdam Shankman
Jose Ruiz
Dominic Sandoval
Breakdance"Battle for the Beat"—District 78Napoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Mary Murphy
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Lauren Froderman
Hip-hop"My Chick Bad"—Ludacris feat. Nicki MinajNapoleon and
Tabitha D'umo
Adam Shankman
Allison Holker
Alex Wong
Contemporary"Hallelujah"—Jeff BuckleySonya TayehCat Deeley
Billy Bell
Robert Roldan
Bollywood"Ganesh" from Bombay DreamsNakul Dev MahajanStacey Tookey
Kent Boyd
Neil Haskell
Contemporary"How It Ends"—DeVotchKaTravis WallMia Michaels
  • Eliminated
    • Robert Roldan
  • Runner-up
    • Kent Boyd
  • Winner
    • Lauren Froderman

All-Stars Dance Pool

The All-Stars Dance Pool features some of the best and most popular dancers that have been featured on previous seasons. They acted as partners for the top eleven contestants this season, and rotated every week. Each of the dancers represents one specific style of dance and only danced in that genre with a partner. They did not choreograph any routines but learned them just as the contestants did.

All-Stars, Contestant Partners, and Results
DancerSeasonDance StylesPlacementPartner
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9
Allison Holker
2
Contemporary/Jazz
Top 8
AlexAdéChikéKentBillyRobertJoseLaurenKent
Anya Garnis
3
Ballroom/Latin
Top 12
KentRobertJoseAlexAdéChikéBillyKentRobert
Dominic Sandoval
Hip Hop/Breaking
Top 8
LaurenAshleyJoseRobert
Lauren Gottlieb
Contemporary/Jazz/Hip Hop
Top 6
BillyAlexAdéChikéJoseRobertAdéChikéKent
Neil Haskell
Contemporary/Jazz
3rd Place
AshleyLaurenKentKent
Pasha Kovalev
Ballroom/Latin
Top 6
MelindaCristinaMelindaLaurenAshleyLaurenLauren
Comfort Fedoke
4
Hip Hop/Krump
Top 8
JoseBillyKentAdéChikéJose
Mark Kanemura
Contemporary/Jazz
Top 6
CristinaAshleyLaurenRobert
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Popping/Locking/Krump
Runner-up
AlexieAlexLaurenKentLauren
Courtney Galiano
Contemporary/Jazz
4th Place
RobertKentRobertAdéChikéJoseBillyAdéChikéKent
Ade Obayomi
5
Contemporary/Jazz
Top 6
LaurenMelindaAshleyBillyLauren
Kathryn McCormick
6
Contemporary/Jazz
3rd Place
AdéChikéJoseBillyRobertRobertKentRobertAdéChikéRobert
  • Allison had an old back injury flare up so for this dance she was replaced by Season 4's Katee Shean (3rd Place)
  • McCormick was asked to step in for competing contestant Ashley Galvan, who suffered a rib injury and was unable to compete.
  • Boss was asked to step in for competing contestant Billy Bell, who suffered a knee injury and did not compete.
     This dancer was eliminated this week.
     This dancer was in the bottom 2 this week
     This dancer was in the bottom 3 this week.
     This dancer did not perform this week due to injury making it the dancer's routine with all-star cancelled.
     Due to a dancer injury, this All-star stepped in to perform with the injured dancer's contestant partner.
     This All-Star did not perform this week and had someone else step in for them.
     This All-Star did not perform this week.
     This dancer won the competition

Tour

The SYTYCD 2010 Season 7 tour took place in 40 cities across the USA, creating many sold-out shows. It took place from the end of September to the end of November. The dancers from Season 7 for the tour were Lauren Froderman, Kent Boyd, Robert Roldan, AdéChiké Torbert, Billy Bell, Jose Ruiz, and Ashley Galvan. The all-stars for the tour were Allison Holker from Season 2, Dominic Sandoval from Season 3, Courtney Galiano from Season 4, Ade Obayomi from Season 5 and Kathryn McCormick from Season 6. Also featured was the winner of Season 6, Russell Ferguson.