Peter Sabasino says his parents have supported his dancing since "the first time they saw me imitating Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' dance when I was 3." Sabasino, 22, a Northeast native, just made the top-20 contestants on Fox TV hit "So You Think You Can Dance," where he can be seen performing tonight.

The 2005 grad of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) is a little nervous but mostly excited: "I see every new challenge as a stepping stone to make me a better dancer and artist." Sabasino says mom Maria and dad Peter enrolled him in Bobby Gee's Motion and Dance (7265 Revere) when he was 4. He studied there while at CAPA. Sabasino's primary style is tap, though he's trained in modern, jazz, hip-hop and other styles.