It's certainly a good time to be a fan of dance shows. Whether a devotee likes the fall room style of "Dancing with the Stars," the modern and hip hop moves on "So You Think You Can Dance," or the ballet shown on "Bunheads" or "Breaking Pointe," there's truly something for everyone. And there have also been a few breakout stars from TV's many choreographed extravaganzas. Now four of them are joining forces on the docu-series "All the Right Moves."
Travis Wall lives and works with his friends on 'All the Right Moves'
Oxygen's new show follows "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 2 runner-up Travis Wall and his three roommates "Dancing with the Stars" contributing choreographer Teddy Forance, "SYTYCD" Season 1 winner Nick Lazzarini and Kyle Robinson from "DWTS." But in addition to sharing a bachelor pad, the four performers are also in the midst of starting a new dance ensemble called Shaping Sound.
Conflicts will no doubt flare up along their journey. After all, the Emmy-nominated choreographer Wall is the big name of the group in their circles. And Robinson is the newcomer to the gang, who'll likely need to find his footing amongst the inner circle.
Travis Wall talks about the biggest challenge of forming a dance troupe on 'All the Right Moves'
In a recent conference call, Wall talked about the biggest challenges they've faced forming Shaping Sound. The 24-year-old contemporary dancer admitted that he started the troupe because he wanted to work with his friends. But he conceded, "I was just like, 'Oh I want to dance together. We want to put on shows in L.A.,' and not really understanding that like there is so much that goes into that. So we roughly all started with this $20,000 budget like, 'Oh we have $20,000. We can put our first show on.' And we actually ended up spending like 300 times that."
While he acknowledged that he and his partners might have been naïve at the beginning of the process, he says they've learned a lot. And fans will enjoy watching them soak up all that knowledge in between plies and tour jetes.
Travis Wall admits that forming Shaping Sound was worth the effort
Wall and his buddies have been at this momentous undertaking of starting Shaping Sound for two years and they filmed "All the Right Moves" for five months. And when all is said and done, he vows that it was worth all the hard work.
He remarked, "Our premiere show in May was definitely the most rewarding. And what also is going to be really rewarding is people are going to be watching our lives and our dance company as a TV show, what it actually took for us to get this TV show and all the work that went into it… we're just so proud of each other and we are so proud of the process. So we're very excited for all this."
Watch the series premiere of "All the Right Moves" on Tuesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. Central on Oxygen.
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