Sunday, November 02, 2008

Courtney Galiano, Back on LI 

Posted by James at 7:31 PM ET

From Newsday
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Of COURSE you remember her. She was the pint-size dynamo from Commack (now living in Dix Hills) who very nearly upended the field in last spring's "So You Think You Can Dance," by winning - but alas, ending up in fourth place instead.

In any event, she's back on the Island next Wednesday for the "SYTYCD" tour at Nassau C.(7:30), and Newsday own dynamo, the "American Idolista" extraordinaire, Ronnie Gill, spent a few minutes with her recently - a piece runs in the paper Monday.

[And before I forget..."SYTYCD" auditions are Nov. 13 in Brooklyn, at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave.)

She is/was/has been a Knicks City Dancer, and told RG, about a visit back to North East Dance Academy in Commack, where she started dancing, to teach the kids the Dancers' routines: "There’s no place like Madison Square Garden. It’s historical, the world’s largest arena. It's amazing performing there because of the energy whether the Knicks are winning or losing [which, ahem, they tend to do on a regular basis; plus I must dutifully add here that Cablevision which owns the Knicks and the Garden also cuts my paychecks too] ... My Knicks girls were so supportive of me" during the Fox run.

OK, here's a clip from Court's "SYTYCD" run - which, she says, was one of her favorite routines...It's with partner, Mark Kanemura, performing a jazz piece to "The Garden," choreographed by Sonya Tayeh...

Courtney's Audition

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