What Is Kida Doing Next? The 'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Is Just Getting Started
During Monday night's finale of the hit FOX series, So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, fans of the show were finally able to vote Kida Burns "America's Favorite Dancer." Of course, this means that However, the fact that he'll no longer going to be dancing on the series every week doesn't mean that Kida (also known as Kida The Great or Lil Kida) is even close to falling into obscurity. With a $250,000 cash prize from the series and more dance experience under his belt, the 14-year-old from Sacramento, California is just getting started — and as a result of all of his success, already looking towards his future. In fact, because of his title as winner of the series, it's not that difficult to find out what So You Think You Can Dance 's Kida is up to next.
First up, along with the rest of the Top 10 contestants from SYTYCD Season 12, Kida will be kicking off his victory with a spot in the 2016 So You Think You Can Dance Tour. While official dates and locations haven't been announced as of yet, the tour (if it's anything like the show's previous tours) will likely include stops around the country so that fans can see their favorite dancers perform live. (As for whether or not the tour will include Kida and Fik-Shun's show-stopping hip-hop dance, well — future ticket holders will just have to wait and see.)
Of course, being that Kida was in fact the winner of the series, it would also seem likely that he'd go off on his own to perform within numerous forms of media in addition to the tour. I mean, after all, he is only 14 years old, and his résumé already includes everything from viral Vines to television appearances. But, when asked directly about what's next after the finale on the series, his answer was something much more humble than what SYTYCD viewers might expect. "My next dance goals: I'm a teacher. I teach privates [dance lessons] back at where I live and I feel like, if I can expand that even more — and teach masterclasses or be able to show my inspiration to other kids — I would love to do that later in life."
Of course, that doesn't mean there's anything keeping him from the spotlight: As many fans may already know, Kida recently appeared in Usher's new music video for the song "No Limit" (featuring Young Thug), so it's not out of the realm of possibility he'll appear in more videos.
So, keep your eyes out for Kida. His career is well on its way up, and nothing's stopping the climb now.
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