'So You Think You Can Dance''s Top 20!
The Insider: How did performing in the Top 20 feel?
Nick Bloxsom-Carter: It was so much fun. Besides the nerves and me having to pee [laughs], it was amazing. I love being on stage, and being on this stage with this great live audience, it was amazing.
The Insider: So how'd you get into dance?
Bloxsom-Carter: I got into dance by my mom, who put me into Cotillion. Just two and half 3 years ago I moved to Utah for college for a ballroom scholarship. But I got into dance from my mom in fourth grade, and did Cotillion – it was like social, ballroom dancing, etiquette, treat a lady nice – and there's pictures of me like super small with spiky hair. It's awesome.
The Insider: How was that being a male dancer in high school?
Bloxsom-Carter: You know what, it's funny I do ballroom dance, so I do standard and latin. And when people knew I did ballroom dancing, they were kind of away from it in high school. But then at a high school dance I did some salsa, and I showed my hips off because a big part of me and who I am in dance is very flowy, and my best attribute you could say would be my hips. And so I would do salsa at the high school dance, and just like dancing around, and then that changed everyone's minds.
The Insider: What is your favorite dance movie?
Nick Bloxsom-Carter: What inspired me to do dance – like actually compete in ballroom was Mad Hot Ballroom. And that really did inspire me. And I love that movie so much. It's an inner-city kids in New York. And what's funny is that I loved it so much, I walked out of the theater mad, because I wasn't doing that. So that was really great. But I think that I love to watch …any Fred Astaire movies, I love Fred Astaire, he's my idol in dance.
The Insider: What's a song that if you hear it you have to dance to it?
Nick Bloxsom-Carter: Dancers are just known to dance anywhere, like we're always moving. In the grocery store, giving a speech in college… I'm always moving. If I hear a Footloose come on, I'll dance!