tWitch Doing Fast Footwork between ‘SYTYCD’ and ‘Step Up 3D’

“So You Think You Can Dance” breakout star Stephen “tWitch” Boss is going to be doing some mad dashing this month, between the demands of being an all-star performer who’s returned to the Fox hit this summer — and his traveling and promotional chores on behalf of Disney’s “Step Up 3D” feature that opens Aug. 6.

“We’re just going to try to work it out to do both.  It’s all a matter of scheduling.  It’s going to be a whirlwind,” he says.  “But it’s okay.  I’m very excited about the movie getting out there.”

tWitch got the chance to show off some acting chops, in addition to his dance moves, in the movie set amid a world of New York street dancing.  “I’m getting more into acting, taking that more seriously as an art form,” says the amiable performer, who also stars in “Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming,” due out on DVD in September.

In “Step Up 3D,”  “My character is a comic book nerd.  He’s very excitable, loves life, loves dance, and loves his crew.  He’s a good guy.”

tWitch and contestant Alex Wong brought the house down on last week’s installment of “SYTYCD” with a brilliantly imaginative hip hop number as a psychoanalyst and patient, choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D’Uomo.    “I think we shut down the phrase that ‘ballet dancers can’t do anything but ballet,’” he says, referring to Wong’s primary dance form.  “I didn’t know what to think going in there.  I thought they were joking when they first told me Alex was going to be my partner…He works so hard, his work ethic is absolutely ridiculous – which makes him perfect for the competition.  We had basically a grand total of three days to get that together.”

tWitch loved the idea of “returning to the show in this capacity.  We’re there not just to partner with the contestants, but to help them as well.  At those moments when they think it might be best to freak out, we’re there to remind them that everything’s cool, that it’s a day-by-day process, and that things go much quicker here than for your average show.”

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

4 thoughts on “tWitch Doing Fast Footwork between ‘SYTYCD’ and ‘Step Up 3D’

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  3. sofia

    I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again – THIS is the kind of thing 3-D is perfect for. 3-D is a GIMMICK, and when employed as such, can be fun. I’d MUCH rather see movies like Jackass, Pirahna, and Step Up in 3-D than see “real” hollywood films in 3-D. In those cases it actually distracts and takes away from the movies’ content.

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