Homosexuality is relatively accepted in the dance world, and "So You Think You Can Dance" winner Benji Schwimmer certainly isn't the first alum from the show to come out (his Season 2 runner-up, Travis Wall, is out, as is Season 1 winner Nick Lazzarini and last season's runner-up, Sasha Mallory).But Benji, who is the brother of "Dancing With The Stars" pro Lacey Schwimmer, also comes from the Mormon world--so his decision to live life as an openly gay man, which he publicly announced this week, was an extremely agonized one.Most guys tend to feel like they have give up their faith, or leave the church, or kill themselves, or live a lie, or live a celibate lifestyle. You won’t ever be able to serve with the youth of the church.And I thought to myself, I am no pedophile, and in no way does homosexuality equate to pedophilia.From earning law degrees to becoming full-out dance instructors, these former contestants have gone on to accomplish quite a bit since we last saw them.Here’s what we were able to find out after a whole lot of stalking some very extensive research.He is also famous for being a son of the well-known dancer Buddy Schwimmer and an elder brother of Lacey Schwimmer who stood fourth on the third season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.
She choreographs all the dance routines for her celebrity dance partners, which have consisted of Jake Pavelka, Michael Bolton, and most recently, Roshon Fegan.
I thought maybe 200 people would watch the darn thing. As of early last year, when I went through it, my stake president said, that asterisk will stay forever on your record.
The sad thing is, I think everyone is saying, “It’s just another gay dancer who came out.” A lot of my issue was not just about leaving the church, it was about me saying, I went through a process. I was even tempted to go to the old shock treatment that they had back in the day. You can still become active after this year, but there are some limitations.
But what has prompted such an explosion in the popularity and production of popular screendance?
In contrast to a show such as Dancing With The Stars, there are no celebrities involved in the dance performances, and the dancers must be highly skilled, versatile, and talented to succeed.