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So You Think You Can Dance Nudity Parity Watch, Season 11, Episodes 12 and 13

sytycd logoAs regular readers know, I’m watching the current season of So You Think You Can Dance, the mixed-style dance competition show, and am documenting whether the women are generally expected to show more skin than the men. (I give a more detailed explanation of this project, and why I’m doing it, in my first post in the series.)

I’ve been letting the perfect be the enemy of the good: I haven’t posted the “So You Think You Can Dance” nudity parity documentation for the last couple of episodes, since I keep thinking, “Oh, I just have to find video links and the photos to illustrate it,” and I’ve been swamped lately and that task just seems daunting. So I’m just going to get the documentation up, sans video links and photos, and sans clever commentary.

So You Think You Can Dance Nudity Parity Watch, Season 11, Episode 12

Opening group number, contemporary jazz type thing
Nudity parity (women and men are all completely covered). Women’s costumes are still more body-revealing than men’s — both are wearing fairly skin-tight jumpsuit things, but men have jackets on over them.

Ricky & Jaimie, contemporary
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, long flowy sheer slit skirt that flows up to show bare legs, largely bare back, V-neck neckline, man has short sleeves, cropped pants showing ankles, top two buttons of shirt open to slight V-neck neckline).

Valerie & Ryan, samba
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, bare legs, bare back, bare sides, bare sternum, deep V-neck neckline to belly, man has bare arms, very deep V-neck neckline to belly, top is sheer).

Casey & Comfort, hip-hop
Rough nudity parity, somewhat hard to judge (woman is mostly covered, but with sheer see-through panels on legs, arms, and back, bare panels at sides, man has bare forearms and shirt unbutttons to deep V-neck neckline almost to belly).

Tanisha & Nick, contemporary
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, long flowy slit skirt that flows up to show bare legs, largely bare back, V-neck neckline, partly bare sides and midriff, man has bare forearms).

Rudy & Allison, contemporary
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare legs, bare arms, bare back, bare sternum, cutouts at sides, man has bare arms, cutouts/slashes in shirt to reveal much of chest).

Zack & Makenzie, Broadway
Woman is more naked than man (woman bas bare shins with skirt that spins up to show all of legs, bare upper arms, bare back, bare sternum with deep cleavage, man has bare forearms, shirt unbuttoned to somewhat deep V-neck).

Jacque & Twitch, hip-hop
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, V-neck neckline, largely bare midriff, man has bare forearms, deep scoop neckline).

Jessica & Will, contemporary
Rough nudity parity (woman has short sleeves, long flowy skirt that flows up to show bare legs, man is basically shirtless except for small breastplate/ necklace thing)

SOLOS
(Note: As far as I know, dancers choose their own costumes for their solos, and in any case they’re obviously not paired in male-female pairings in the same routine costumed by the same costume designer. So I’m not going to include them in my final evaluation of this season’s nudity parity. But I’m documenting them here for the sake of completism.)

Tanisha, Latin ballroom
Bare legs, bare arms, bare midriff, largely bare back, bare sternum

Zack, tap
Short sleeves, slight V-neck neckline

Casey, contemporary
Bare forearms, bare shins and knees, loose shirt that flows up to show belly

Rudy, contemporary
Shirtless

Jacque, ballet
Bare arms, bare legs, bare back

Jessica, contemporary
Bare arms, bare legs, largely bare back, bare sternum

Valerie, tap
Bare forearms, partly bare sternum

Ricky, contemporary
Bare forearms, bare shins, shirt unbuttoned to V-neck neckline

GUEST ROUTINE

Guest routine by Control Freakz, mixed-gender hip-hop crew
Total nudity parity (women and men are dressed identically)

*****

So You Think You Can Dance Nudity Parity Watch, Season 11, Episode 13

Opening group number, hip-hop
Complete nuity parity (women and men are both completely covered in virtually identical outfits).

Valerie & Ricky, Broadway
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, bare sternum, bare back, bare shins, knee-length skirt that swirls up to show much of bare legs).

Jessica & Casey, disco
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, bare legs, bare sternum, bare back, bare cutout on one side, man has bare forearms, shirt unbuttoned to deep V-neck).

Jacque & Zack, foxtrot
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare arms, bare back, deep V-neck, long sheer skirt, man is completely covered).

Valerie & Twitch, hip-hop
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare legs, short sleeves, man is completely covered).

Jacque & Will, contemporary
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare legs, bare arms, slight scoop neckline, sllit in back, man has short sleeves, shirt unbuttoned to slight V-neck neckline).

Jessica & Ade, jazz
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare thighs, bare upper arms, bare midriff, bare back, mostly bare sternum, man has bare forearms).

Ricky & Anya, cha-cha
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare legs, bare arms, bare back, largely bare sides, largely bare midriff, deep V-neck neckline, man has short sleeves, shirt unbuttoned to deep V-neck neckline showing much of chest).

Casey & Makenzie, ccontemporary
Woman is more naked than man (woman has bare legs, bare arms, bare back, man has bare arms, slight scoop neckline, deep armholes showing part of sides).

Zack & Fik-shun, hip-hop
Two men, non-issue (men are dressed identically, both in short sleeves).

SOLOS
(Note: As far as I know, dancers choose their own costumes for their solos, and in any case they’re obviously not paired in male-female pairings in the same routine costumed by the same costume designer. So I’m not going to include them in my final evaluation of this season’s nudity parity. But I’m documenting them here for the sake of completism.)

Ricky, contemporary
Bare forearms, shirt unbuttoned to slight V-neck, shirt loose at waist to sometimes show midriff.

Jessica, contemporary
Bare arms, bare legs, bare back, bare sternum, bare midriff.

Casey, contemporary
Bare arms, deep scoop neck, big armholes to show some of chest and sides.

Valerie, tap
Bare arms, bare back.

Zack, tap
Short sleeves, slight V-neck neckline.

Jacque, ballet
Bare forearms, bare calves, skirt swirls up to show bare thighs.



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Comments

  1. says

    An interesting subject.
    I’m not sure how “late in the day” it is, but if you could introduce a number scale, this would allow for statistical analysis. E.g. 1- completely covered to 10-as close to nude as permitted on TV (or whatever scale appeals to you).
    /nerding

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