Now that we've gotten to the point in the current season where the All-Stars have been announced, you can probably guess what I'm thinking. There are certain dancers who were the darlings of the judges that made me say "meh" and I'm not keen on seeing them back again. Just for reference, here's the list of this season's All-Stars: Melody Lacayanga (season 1) Allison Holker (season 2) Pasha Kovalev (season 3) tWitch, Comfort Fedoke and Chelsie Hightower (season 4) Brandon Bryant (season 5) Kathryn McCormick (season 6) Robert Roldan (season 7) [Alex Wong out due to injury, replacement still to be named] On the other hand -- Brandon Bryant is back! Whoo hoo! So -- assume that every dancer from SYTYCD were magically available and willing to come back to the show -- and post your own list of All-Stars. If we have to have the All-Stars come back, which 10 dancers would make your list? I'll come back and post a list later when I've had more time to think about it, but I'd like to see the "room for more growth" rule applied to the All-Stars as well, and bring back Season three's Sara Von Gillern. Look at her body of work from the first six weeks on the show (where the dancers only had one performance per week): Jazz-Pop: "Cabaret Hoover" from Les Triplettes de Belleville (Wade Robson) Paso Doble: "We Will Rock You (bonus remix)"—Queen (Jean-Marc G) Krump: "It's Okay (One Blood)"—The Game (Li'l C) West Coast Swing: "The Rockafeller Skank"—Fatboy Slim (Benji w/Heidi assisting) Jazz: "Body Language"—Queen (Mandy Moore) Disco: "Knock on Wood"—Rachel Stevens (Doriana Sanchez) It would be interesting to have a database of dances listed for each dancer -- I think Sara would rate pretty high on my 'most memorable' ranking. Of course a lot of that has to do with the quality of the choreography the dancers are given, but the dancers also have to bring a good performance to the table. And if you throw out the Paso Doble*, I really like everything that Sara did here. *Can't stand the Paso Doble to non-Latin music, but that's not the fault of the dancers, so for week two, she gets a pass. I'd have to sit and work it out, but I wonder if there is any other dancer on the show for which I'd pick five of their first six performances as either "must see" (Wade's dance) or "really entertaining" (all the rest). Of the All-Stars we're getting, I'm most excited to see Brandon Bryant, Chelsie Hightower, and tWitch. And it will be interesting to see Melody again, since she hasn't been back before. But there's a part of me that still thinks that bringing back the All-Stars is an Abomination. Yeah, I get it, Twitch and Alex Wong. But how many snore-worthy performances are we getting in addition to that, and how many really good performances from the current-season contestants might we be losing because the All-Stars are taking up space? P.S. is there any place that lists the dancers' heights? Because if we're really going to play fantasy camp, we'd need to know who could really be paired with whom, and there's no point in saying it would be fun to see Sara von Gillem dancing with Jess if she's too tall.