Get Krump-tastic with the So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Winner

Wednesday, October 12 by SJT

Russell Furgeson SYTYCD Season 6 Winner

Looking for information on THE "So You Think You Can Dance" season 6 winner? "So You Think You Can Dance" is a dance television show that has been airing on Fox in the United States since 2005. The creators of "American Idol" created "So You Think You Can Dance." Like "American Idol," the "So You Think You Can Dance" judges travel the country, holding auditions to find the best dancers. The judges give the dancers different assignments every week and it is up to the viewers at home to decide who wins it all. Although the grand prize for winning "So You Think You Can Dance" changes every season, in the past the winner has received cash prizes, cars and roles in popular shows.

The "So You Think You Can Dance" season six winner was Russell Ferguson. In addition to winning the season six grand prize of $250,000, Russel Ferguson also earned the title of "America's Favorite Dancer." Russell Ferguson made history when he won season six of "So You Think You Can Dance" because he became the first American krump dancer to win the show. Being a krump dancer, or krumper, means that you have mastered a certain street dance that involves energetic movements of several body parts, such as the head, legs, feet, arms and chest.

Russell Ferguson grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a dance major at the University of the Arts and he also graduated from the Boston Arts Academy. Some of the other contestants that Russell Ferguson beat out to be named the "So You Think You Can Dance" season six winner included Jakob Karr, Kathryn McCormick, Ellenore Scott, Ashleigh Di Lello and Ryan Di Lello. Unfortunately, Russell Ferguson had injured himself during an earlier performance, so he was unable to perform on the two hour special when he was named the winner of "So You Think You Can Dance."