In "Strictly Dance Fever" were the dancers all trained in the same style or no? For SYTYCD (why oh why didn't they come up with a catchier, if not shorter, title?) the dancers are from widely varying backgrounds (at least according to the casting calls). So, it wouldn't have been fair if couples who auditioned together got to stay together as that would've given them an unfair advantage. This contest will make a ballerina perform hip hop with a salsa dancer and any other combination that happens to be pulled from the hat. It's not just technique they're judging but also how well people work with each other and pick up new dance forms. It sounds incredibly challenging.