Friday, July 27, 2012

Travis Wall and His Friends Have All the Right Moves

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Gather around dance fans, there’s yet another new show on TV that you won’t want to miss. Hopefully you’ll have room on your DVR alongside So You Think You Can Dance and Bunheads for the new docu-series All the Right Moves.

If you’re into this kind of show, then you’ll most likely recognize the cast. First theirs SYTYCD Season 2 runner-up-turned-Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall. He’s joined by his roommates a few other reality TV notables — SYTYCD Season 1 winner Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson who were both recently featured on Dancing With the Stars.

But the new show doesn’t just let fans hang with them in their L.A. digs. It also follows the group as they launch their troupe, Shaping Sounds. Devotees will no doubt learn a lot about their favorite dancers, and in a recent conference call interview they admitted they discovered a few things about each other, too.

Nick joked, “With Kyle I learned that he's quite the ladies' man and he's very clean and he's very handy. The first week he moved into our house, he literally fixed everything that was wrong in it. It was incredible. It was awesome. It was like having Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor in our house.”

Teddy chimed in, “With Kyle he's just a stoic dancer. I remember seeing him do a performance at Juilliard and he just stood there for two minutes before he even started dancing and I felt so much from that. So his power in subtlety I think is really loud in the group.”

Having recently choreographed for DWTS, Teddy said of his more-seasoned co-star Travis, “I've just been inspired by his vision and his persistence in a single piece, in a single phrase and all the way to his full career.”

But Nick, who met Travis when they were kids, conceded, “There’s not much more I could learn about Travis. We pretty much know each other like the back of our hand, because we've known each other for so long. It’s been way over ten years. He was nine and I was 12, so there's not much I could learn about my best friend that I already know.”

While they might not be able to discover much about each other, they could certainly grow closer. As Travis acknowledged, “We all knew we couldn't get any closer because of just our friendships. And starting this dance company, we've all learned so much from each other and so much about each other, and we've all seen each other in our weakness and our strength. I definitely never thought it'd be possible, but the reality show has made our friendship stronger because we've been through this process together.”

Nick admitted that it made the hard times a little easier. “The most enjoyable [part was] just having your best friends around, knowing that this isn't some stranger that you're going through this process with - this really grueling, really hard process some of the time. And that because you're doing it with your best friend they're always going to have your back and you can lean on them. And that's how we really got through this process and it made us even closer as friends.”

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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