World-renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paula Abdul and global superstar, singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo will join Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe at the judges’ table, alongside returning host Cat Deeley, for the 12th season of So You Think You Can Dance. The new season, which airs on Fox this summer, will feature a fresh twist in the competition: stage dancers vs. street dancers. The audition tour is currently underway.
So You Think You Can Dance's newest season features an intensified competition between dancers from the stage and the street. Now the show has announced plans to head out to five cities, including New York, Dallas, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles, to host auditions in early 2015.
Fox has renewed its Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 12th season. From 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions, it has been announced that SYTYCD will return in the summer of 2015 with a dramatic new twist.
Contemporary dancer Ricky Ubeda was crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 concluding the live finale show on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. In addition to being named America’s Favorite Dancer, Ubeda also reaps some amazing rewards as part of his new title, including winning $250,000 and getting to perform in Broadway’s new On the Town. But first, he’ll go on the 70-city tour with the rest of the Top 10 in the fall.
So You Think You Can Dance is set to captivate audiences again this fall while live on tour – now with more stops than ever before! Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance's Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Tour. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, October 1 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
So You Think You Can Dance is teaming up with the popular app Vyclone to allow viewers to create, upload and share videos of themselves dancing alongside their favorite contestants from past seasons. The Vyclone app will automatically combine and remix user-generated dance videos with dancers from the show. Viewers can record themselves dancing to a newly released SYTYCD song each week.
On Wednesday, June 25, after thousands of auditions by the best dancers around the nation, and the grueling, week-long callbacks round, the Top 20 finalists were revealed on Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance. Also announced were the four winning dance crews that will be performing live on the SYTYCD stage on an upcoming show.
Auditions are about to begin for the 11th season of So You Think You Can Dance, as the show heads out on its audition trail to Atlanta, New Orleans and Los Angeles and to the newly-added locations, Philadelphia and Chicago. Hopefuls will have the opportunity to show the judges they have what it takes to be “America's Favorite Dancer” as auditions start on Monday, January 13 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.
According to numerous celebrity news outlets, So You Think You Can Dance all-stars Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker exchanged "I do’s" this past Tuesday, December 10. The lovebirds were reportedly married in a rustic, but chic, ceremony at SYTYCD Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe's Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, California.
SYTYCD: America prepares to crown its Season 10 winners
Posted on: 9/6/2013 1:24PM
The whole summer has been building up to this moment...four dancers remain in the competition for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, but only two will be crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer.” On the Tuesday, September 3rd airing, the top four contestants – Amy Yakima, Aaron Turner, Jasmine Harper and Fik-Shun – took the stage six times in hopes of winning it all.
The game changed this week on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance as the remaining six dancers competed for a spot in the Season 10 finale. The judges no longer had a say in who would go home, as it was entirely up to America’s votes. In the end, Haley Erbert and Paul Karmiryan were eliminated, sending Jasmine Harper, Amy Yakima, Aaron Turner and Fik-Shun into the finale.
It was getting down to the nitty-gritty this week on Fox’s Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, as the final eight dancers took the stage to compete for America’s votes. The evening started with a quirky, burlesque group routine choreographed by Mia Michaels and then plunged into the routines. Dancers paired up again with all-stars, and for the first time in SYTYCD history, the all-stars choreographed the routines as well as performed in them. At the end of the night, Jenna Johnson and Tucker Know were eliminated.
With only 10 dancers remaining on Season 10 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, the game changed—partnerships were broken up and a slew of SYTYCD all-stars returned to the stage on Tuesday, August 13. Guest judge Debbie Allen joined the judging panel, and later in the show, Mackenzie Dustman and Nico Greetham were sent home.
So You Think You Can Dance has announced that it's Top 10 finalists of Season 10 will make their way across North America, performing in a mix of theaters and arenas this fall. The 42-city tour will kick-off on October 1 with shows through November 27.
The competition continued as the Top 12 dancers of So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 faced the most difficult elimination yet. Ten dancers would continue on and hit the road in the fall for a 42-city tour; two dancers would be heart-broken and sent home. Ultimately, Alan Bernsten and Malece Miller were eliminated.
So You Think You Can Dance continued, as its Top 14 dancers competed for America’s votes. The competition took an unexpected blow, as another dancer suffered an injury. Curtis Holland hurt his shoulder during rehearsals and was not cleared by his doctors to perform this week.
As another week with more routines and more eliminations whizzed by, the competition heated up as Season 10 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance continued. After an evening’s worth of diverse performances, the judges ultimately decided competitors Dorian “BluPrint” Hector and Mariah Spears would go home. Meanwhile, judge Nigel Lythgoe declared Amy Yakima and Du-Shaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegar “the couple to beat.”
This week’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 episode opened with a captivating contemporary group routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh and Christopher Scott. However, the Top 18 didn’t grace the stage in the opening number. Rather, it was the Top 17 since animator Jade Zuberi had to withdraw from the competition due to a injury. Since he was out that saved the two other bottom boy dancers. Yet, one lady still had to go home and it ended up being Jasmine Mason.
Week two of So You Think You Can Dance Season 10’s live episodes opened with a Tyce Diorio group routine. Then, once again, the format was changed. At the top of the show, the bottom six dancers were announced and the judges deliberated their elimination before the dancers performed. Ultimately, America would be saying good-bye to Carlos Garland and Brittany Cherry.
SYTYCD Season 10: The Top 20 Perform for the First Time
Posted on: 6/28/2013 3:19PM
While it may be too early to make a judgment on how season 10 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance may rank against past seasons, one thing is for sure—Season 10 boosts a wider variety of dancers from varying backgrounds and styles than previous years.
One guy and one girl, it’s a new precedent for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. In the past, the reality competition has only selected one dancer to be “America’s Favorite Dancer,” but this season both a guy and a girl received the coveted title, all revealed in a star-studded, jam-packed season finale.
A dramatic opening montage sets the mood for the Season 9 performance finale of So You Think You Can Dance. It’s down to the final four dancers and it’s truly anyone’s win. It all comes down to this final night of performances with commentary by resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murhphy with guest judge Rob Marshall. There is also a unique and amazing guest performance by one-legged b-boy Jean Sok from France!
SYTYCD's Witney and Cole talk about who will win Season 9
Posted on: 9/11/2012 10:57AM
Dance Informa spoke with Witney Carson and Cole Horibe, top 6 dancers in this season of So You Think You Can Dance, before tonight’s Final Performance Show. Who would they like to see win and what are their plans for the future?
Next Tuesday evening, one male and one female dancer will be crowned the Season 9 winners of So You Think You Can Dance. But before the official winners are announced, the remaining four dancers still have one more week to impress the judges and, more importantly, the viewers. Here’s what’s in store for this week’s big episode.
SYTYCD: Six Perform, But Only Four Will Compete in the Finale
Posted on: 9/7/2012 10:12AM
We are at the cusp of crowning the Season 9 winners of So You Think You Can Dance. Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, along with guest judge Christina Applegate, are on hand to help guide America in choosing its favorite male and female dancer. This week, the remaining contestants dance three times, including a solo and two duets. We also get a peek at their family lives, as the loved ones of each contestant give a little bit of insight into each dancer’s personal life during a brief video montages
We’re only a few weeks away from finding out which guy and which girl will be named “America’s Favorite Dancers” in Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. At this point in the competition, the results are completely in the hands of the viewers, making it crucial for each contestant to bring 200% every time he or she steps onto the stage.
It’s down to the final 8 on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, which means the finale is just weeks away. As we near the end, the stakes and emotions are high; now is the time for the dancers to give it everything they have. This week, each dancer performs a duet with an all-star as well as a solo. We also get a glimpse into their training and upbringing through brief video montages, filled with old photos and home videos. It’s a Hallmark moment and a bit too played out, but, in the search for “America’s Favorite Dancer,” it’s important for the viewers to feel a personal connection with each contestant.
The competition continues this week, as the Top 8 dancers perform for America’s votes. It’s another ‘star-studded’ episode, filled with guest judges, special performances, and some of our favorite past contestants dancing as all-stars. Here’s a sneak peak at this Wednesday’s episode.
It’s down to the final ten dancers on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance—an exciting time for both the dancers and the viewers because all ten will continue on to tour in the fall and some of the most memorable dancers from past seasons return to the competition. It’s the return of the SYTYCD all-stars!
SYTYCD: Benjamin Millepied to Guest Judge in Week 5
Posted on: 8/20/2012 8:05AM
After a Mia-Michaels-focused SYTYCD extravaganza, the competition continues with another week of new routines, new partnerships, guest judges, and special performances. The Top 10 dancers perform in Week 5 of the competition and the pressure is on to win the favor of the viewers.
SYTYCD Week 4: A Spotlight on Mia Michaels Choreography
Posted on: 8/16/2012 9:59AM
After a two-week hiatus, So You Think You Can Dance returns to Wednesday nights with a special evening devoted entirely to the choreographic work of three-time Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels, showcasing her best routines from the past eight seasons. The Top 14 perform; four will go home and the remaining ten will go on to tour in the fall after the show’s completion.
SYTYCD: What's on tap for Week 4 of the competition?
Posted on: 8/13/2012 7:04AM
So You Think You Can Dance returns to its regularly scheduled time with new routines, new partnerships and new guest judges this week with the Top 14 contestants. This week will highlight the extraordinary work of contemporary choreographer and SYTYCD regular Mia Michaels.
Week 3: Two more dancers take their final spin on the SYTYCD dance floor
Posted on: 7/26/2012 3:00AM
Wednesdays have become bittersweet in the world of So You Think You Can Dance. A new week means a new batch of routines in which the dancers push through their post-rehearsal fatigue and muscle pains to prove to America that they have what it takes to make it to the end of the competition. However, a new week also means we’ll have to say goodbye to two more dancers.
This week, joining Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe on the judges’ panel will be television, film, and Broadway actress Christiana Applegate. In addition to watching the Top 16 dancers compete, Wednesday night’s episode will also feature a performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as the show celebrates six 2012 Emmy nominations.
“Another spectacular night of dancing and drama,” host Cat Deeley announces shortly after Season 9’s Top 20 performs an odd group routine to Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People. It’s a bizarre way to start the evening, but, thankfully, not much time is wasted and the competition gets underway quickly...
After Cat Deeley’s So You Think You Can Dance slip up last week—calling Mary Murphy “Mia” when she introduced the episode’s panel of judges—the rumors have been flying about whether or not the ballroom expert will stay on for the entirety of Season 9 with a million dollar lawsuit hanging over her head.
The first competitive week of So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 hit the ground running with an eye-catching group routine and a Top 20 that laid it all out on the dance floor. Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy were on hand to provide their insight and expertise and, joined by guest judge Kenny Ortega, they began the search for “America’s favorite girl and America’s favorite guy dancer.”
With no more elimination show, we’re left wondering how the heck voting will work in the new season of So You Think You Can Dance. Tomorrow night, we’ll see the Top 20 compete for the first time this season and here’s the run down of how the show will work.
SYTYCD Judgment Day: Season 9's Top 20 are Revealed
Posted on: 6/28/2012 8:42AM
Last night’s episode of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance was monumental for two reasons: the series celebrated its 200th episode and revealed Season 9’s Top 20 dancers. As always, the emotions were high. For many, the news was heartbreaking. But, for ten guys and ten girls, this was just the beginning of their journey.
SPOILER ALERT: This week is the moment of truth for the 35 dancers who survived all eight rounds of Vegas Week, proving they have what it takes to be “America’s Favorite Dancer”. On Wednesday, each dancer will receive his or her SYTYCD fate. Dance Informa knows who the Top 20 dancers are...
So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 Contestants Head to Vegas
Posted on: 6/20/2012 10:25PM
It’s Vegas Week, and the dancers arrive ready to dance their way through eight grueling rounds of choreography. Notorious for lots of cheers, jeers, and tears, this season’s Vegas Week was no exception.
Would Mary Murphy have auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance back in her day?
Posted on: 1/19/2012 11:36AM
Dance Informa spoke with Mary Murphy at the So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 auditions in Atlanta - the first stop on the new audition tour. Would she have auditioned for the show back in her prime? What's her favorite dance style to judge? Has she seen any great talent so far this new season?
Nigel Lythgoe on New So You Think You Can Dance Format
Posted on: 1/11/2012 3:12PM
Nigel Lythgoe speaks with Dance Informa about the new season of So You Think You Can Dance. He talks about the new format for the show, celebrity judges, his favorite dance styles and whether or not he would have auditioned for SYTYCD back in his prime.
Cat Deeley reveals news about So You Think You Can Dance Season 9
Posted on: 1/9/2012 2:00AM
Dance Informa spoke with Cat Deeley at the first round of auditions for So You Think You Can Dance in Atlanta. She revealed what the judges are looking for this season and how the elimination of the Results Show will affect the SYTYCD format.
Dance Informa was at the opening day of auditions for SYTYCD Season 9, in Atlanta Georgia today. Held at the historic Fox Theatre, hundreds of dancers braced the bitter cold for a chance to be named “America’s Favorite Dancer”. Some hopefuls shared that they had waited since 6pm the night before to secure a place at the front of the line!
Fox Cancels So You Think You Can Dance Results Show
Posted on: 1/2/2012 2:00AM
Sparking outrage across Twitter, Nigel Lythgoe has tweeted “FOX have cancelled the results show so I will have to change the format of SYTYCD”. Nigel has warned viewers about the Season Nine changes ahead of the beginning of auditions this weekend in Atlanta. But how will they run the season without a results show?
Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol will be presented with the honorary International Emmy Founders Award on Monday night at the Hilton New York Hotel. The award is in recognition of his work as a reality show innovator and for his deep commitment to dance around the world.
So You Think You Can Dance Season Nine Auditions Start January 5 in Atlanta
Posted on: 11/14/2011 2:00AM
So You Think You Can Dance kicks off its ninth season with auditions beginning Thursday, Jan. 5 at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancer from January to March across Dallas, New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
So You Think You Can Dance took home 3 Emmys at Sunday night’s awards. Mia Michaels and Tabitha and Napoleon were awarded for choreography and Robert Barnhart, Peter Radice, Patrick Boozer and Matt Firestone took top honors for lighting design.
Dance Informa spoke with 19 year old Melanie Moore about her achievements on So You Think You Can Dance. Crowned America’s favorite dancer, Melanie won $250,000 on last Thursday’s results show. When asked what she’d like to spend the money on Melanie said she’d like to save the money and splurge on just one thing. “I’d like some nice carry-on luggage” she said excitedly. And luggage she will need as the Top 10 dancers get ready for their 32 city tour starting in September.
Last night the top 4 competed for the last time on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and Dance Informa was there at the live recording to catch the action. Tonight the season 8 winner will be revealed! Nigel Lythgoe has predicted that it will be one the female contestants, either Melanie Moore or Sasha Mallory, but how has America voted? After the show last night Dance Informa spoke with guest judge Kenny Ortega who felt that Melanie has the edge, but you’ll have to watch tonight’s show to find out.
The 2011 Emmy nominations have been announced and So You Think You Can Dance has picked up a total of 8 nominations! And they aren't all for choreography, with Cat Deeley being nominated in the Best Reality Host category.
Jason Samuels Smith to perform on So You Think You Can Dance
Posted on: 7/13/2011 2:00AM
Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and tap dancer extraordinaire Jason Samuels Smith will perform on tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance elimination show. Jason Samuels Smith is famous the world over for this tap dance skills and is known as one of the industry’s best performers and teachers.
In an unprecedented double couple elimination So You Think You Can Dance judges sent four contestants home in Season Eight’s first elimination round. America didn’t have much time to enjoy the dancing talents of breaker Wadi Jones, tapper Nick Young, ballroom champion Iveta Lukosiute and jazzy Missy Morelli, but do doubt we’ll see these dance stars again as they develop their careers and look to the future. Dance Informa spoke with Wadi, Nick and Iveta the morning after their shock departures.
After last week’s quadruple elimination, finalists Miranda Maleski, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Pittsburgh, PA; and Robert Taylor Jr., 31, a Hip Hop dancer from Brooklyn, NY, were eliminated last night on So You Think You Can Dance.
After last week’s unprecedented save, finalists Wadi Jones, 24, a Breaking dancer from Ossining, NY; Iveta Lukosiute, 30, a Ballroom dancer from Klaipeda, Lithuania; Missy Morelli, 20, a Jazz dancer from Arvada, CO; and Nick Young, 19, a Tap dancer from Franklin, WI, were eliminated on last night’s So You Think You Can Dance.
Tonight the competition continues for America’s Top 20 on So You Think You Can Dance. After last week’s surprising non-elimination, two couples will leave the show this week. Tonight they will churn up the dance floor to try and win our votes. The two-hour live performance show starts at 8pm ET on FOX, followed by the elimination special tomorrow, featuring performances by electro-hip-hop recording duo LMFAO and hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew.
Judges Keep All Top 20 Finalists on So You Think You Can Dance
Posted on: 6/16/2011 2:00AM
In an unprecedented move, judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and guest judge Megan Mullally kept all Top 20 finalists on So You Think You Can Dance safe from elimination last night. After America’s vote was revealed, Jordan Casanova and Tadd Gadduang; Clarice Ordaz and Jess LeProtto; and Miranda Maleski and Robert Taylor Jr. were the three couples who received the fewest votes. Unable to compete in Wednesday night’s performance show, Mitchell Kelly was also placed in the bottom. The judges asked the finalists to perform solo routines, and after deliberating, chose not to eliminate anyone. As a result, two couples – four dancers – will be sent home next week.
After thousands of auditions by some of the strongest dancers ever, the judges of So You Think You Can Dance have announced the 20 finalists who will compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. This season’s Top 20 are Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Wadi Jones, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Iveta Lukosiute, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Missy Morelli, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich, Robert Taylor Jr. and Nick Young.
For the first time ever, So You Think You Can Dance will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at www.fox.com/dance. Online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Wednesday, June 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines and text-messaging during the voting window (standard text-messaging rates may apply).
Tonight on America's favorite dance show, the Top 20 dancers will be revealed. After being swamped with amazing talent from across the country, the judges have finally chosen the contestants for season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance. Who will make the cut? Watch Fox tonight to find out!
America's favorite dance show is back on TV tonight as Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance begins! Make sure you tune in to check out the country's young dance talent as the audition shows begin. Fox, 8/7C For a sneak preview at the Atlanta auditions visit http://www.danceinforma.com/USA_magazine/2011/02/25/sytycd-season-8-auditions/