“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.”