FOX's So You Think You Can Dance kicks off its eleventh season on Wednesday, and while the series can't be said to be in its prime anymore — the judges don't really critique anymore, and the whole enterprise might be well served by starting the competition at 16 dancers rather than the traditional 20 — it's still your go-to program if you're looking for top-notch dancing on TV.
We put together a guide to maximizing your So You Think You Can Dance YouTube binge. In this case, we're offering our picks for the all-time best SYTYCD routines in its most popular genres. In Part 1, we covered contemporary, jazz, standard ballroom, Bollywood, and disco.
Hip Hop (Shane Sparks)
Runners-Up: In the early seasons, Shane Sparks was hip hop on So You Think You Can Dance, before he departed for America's Best Dance Crew and scandal. His best work from season two came, most improbably, from his collaborations with gawky Mormon swing dancer (and eventual season-two champ) Benji Schwimmer, including an early routine with Donyelle and a season-capping nerd-fest with Travis Wall. He managed to produce hip hop that was sweet (Sabra and Dominic's "Make It Work"), scary (Kayla and Jason's "They're Everywhere"), and stylish (the Matrix-y "Get Up" group routine). Still, his best-known routine still stands out from the rest, a Transformers-themed number from season three ...