Another dancer down! Another dancer down!
“So You Think You Can Dance” is racking up the injuries, and Ashley Galvan is the latest casualty, sitting out from the Wednesday, July 14 performance show.
With the opening sequence done, it’s apparent that only six of the Top 7 dancers are present.
Host Cat Deeley informs the audience that after Galvan’s rehearsals on Monday (July 12), she was experiencing severe rib pains and that doctors advised her not to dance this week. She was scheduled to dance with all-star Pasha Kovalev and fellow contestant Robert Roldan.
As with Alex Wong the week before who was also sidelined with an injury, she’ll be automatically placed in the Bottom 3. If an injury is so severe that a dancer needs more than a week off, they’ll have to leave the show.
Let’s review. All-star Allison Holker had to sit out one week for a floating rib injury, but returned to work. Wong’s Achilles tendon ruptured, and thus he had to be eliminated. He underwent surgery Monday and in a video, thanks the fans for his support.
We’d hate for Galvan to be out of the running. Not only has she been dancing excellently, but she’s only one of two girls left.
With the injuries piling up, maybe it’s time to reevaluate the toll this show takes on the dancers. Learning two or more routines a week in different genres that one’s body may not be used to could just be too difficult.