From “Creative Steps School of Dance” in Franklin New Hampshire, to the stage of the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance,” 19-year old Eddie Hoyt goes into Monday night as a top 20 finalist.
His former dance teacher Sue Harrington said she knew he had something special.
“He had really good rhythm and I always knew he had something there, said Harrington.” “Once he got more experience with it. He took it and ran with it.”
He was cut during the contemporary dance round last season, so Hoyt decided to move to Utah to teach dance and train even harder so he could audition again this season.
His friends weren’t surprised.
“He is so head strong. Once he had it in his mind he’s gonna work so hard and he’s gonna do it, said Mary, a former dance friend. “He always gives 100 percent.”
During his audition last season, Hoyt told the world he was gay on national t.v. He said he grew up in a religious family and it was hard on his family, but dancing was a way to free himself.
Another friend, Megan Kelley said, “He has this platform now to express himself and show the world that part of him.”
His season 16 audition… was proof.
“It was really beautiful and really emotional,” said Mary.
His former dance studio couldn’t be prouder of him.
“To see someone do that from our small town and from our organization with that platform is amazing,” said Harrington. So You Think You Can Dance air Monday night at 9 on local 44.