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June 29, 2007
He's dancing home!

06-sandoval.jpgDominic Sandoval is dancing up a storm on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," where he's made it to the Top 14.

Now, guess what? He gets a break from break dancing and, surprise...!

Our Roseville hoofer is headed home this weekend.

I spoke with Lucy McLemore who, with her husband, Doug, owns Dance Gallery 2, where Dominic, 21, has honed his skills the past four years.
She and "Dom," as she calls him, have been e-mailing since he's been in L.A. for the show, and he told her he would be flying back north today to "surprise" his fellow students, who are rehearsing like crazy for the school's big dance program tonight and Saturday at Mesa Verde High School.

"He asked me, 'Can I be in the show?' Of course, he's already (part of) the program because he's one of our teachers and choreographers," Lucy says.

"We've been rehearsing and preparing for the shows so much that we've had to TiVo Dom, but we're so proud of him. (His success) doesn't surprise me."

The Dance Gallery shows are at 5:30 and 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Mesa Verde Performing Arts Center, 7501 Carriage Drive in Citrus Heights. Tickets are $13, with proceeds to benefit the Sutter Memorial Hospital Child Life Program.

If you go, prepare to be treated to great dancing, but also a special-effects extravaganza. The show has music, robotic lighting and 720 costumes from New York.

And it will have Dom.

"We're so excited to have him come home," Lucy says. "Our dance studio has such a community-unity feeling to it, and that's why Dom fits with us so well."

If you can make it, let me know what you thought of the show by e-mailing me. Or, maybe I'll see you there!

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