Utah dancer follows sister’s footsteps onto ‘So You Think You Can Dance’


Provo ballroom dancers Tristan Sosa and Jensen Arnold made it through auditions for “So You Think You Can Dance.” (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Two Provo dancers — Jensen Arnold and Tristan Sosa — advanced to the next round on season 14 of “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Arnold is the younger sister of Lindsay Arnold, a season 9 competitor who made it to the Top 8. In 2013, Lindsay Arnold joined “Dancing With the Stars” as a professional dancer. And now her sister is following in her footsteps.

Both Jensen Arnold and Sosa earned tickets to “The Academy” callback rounds in Los Angeles, which is an intensive group audition process where judges narrow contestants to the Top 10. The Top 10 dancers selected will then be partnered with SYTYCD All-Star dancers for the weekly single-elimination competition.


“Girl, you are a star,” judge Vanessa Hudgens told Jensen Arnold following the performance. “You dance so beautifully. I can tell you enjoy doing it. You stayed connected to us. You kept us engaged. You sparkle. You are so adorable. I love watching you.”

The Latin ballroom dancers auditioned to “Mek It Bunx Up” by DeeWunn ft. Marcy Chin.

GUYS. Thank you so much for all your kind tweets and pictures. Here’s a video of the audition if you missed it

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“So You Think You Can Dance” auditions are broadcast on Mondays on Fox. This years auditions took place in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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