So You Think You Dance Returns this Summer for 17th Season
After nearly a three-year hiatus, FOX’s multi-Emmy Award-winning dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance is back for a 17th season! This season will feature highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles. The search is on again for “America’s Favorite Dancer”!
It was revealed that SYTYCD Co-Creator Nigel Lythgoe, will not be returning to the judges’ panel in a March 4 Tweet: “I am so thrilled that America’s young aspiring dance talent will get to work with some of our greatest creative choreographers. On a personally sad note, I have not been asked to be on the judging panel this season. I don’t know who will be saying “Cue Music” but I wish them well.” Questions still remain as to if Cat Deeley will return as host, or Mary Murphy will return to the judges’ panel.
Auditions for the new season take place this month. Potential contestants may audition online by uploading a video or providing a link to a video of their performance. If selected, SYTYCD producers will contact you to schedule an in-person audition in New Orleans(March 13 & 14, 2022), New York (March 18 & 19, 2022), or Los Angeles (March 26 & 27, 2022).
The deadline to register online for an opportunity to audition inNew Orleans is Friday, March 11, 2022 before midnight PDT. The deadline to register online for an opportunity to audition in New York is Wednesday, March 16, 2022 before midnight PDT. The deadline to register online for an opportunity to audition in Los Angeles is Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at midnight PDT.
If you are selected for in person auditions, you will be assigned a specific day and time to attend. If selected to move forward from this “Producer Round” you must be prepared to stay in New Orleans: March 15 or March 16, New York: March 20, or March 21, or Los Angeles: March 28, or March 29.
An in-person audition for the “Judges Round” will take place in Los Angeles on or about April 15-16 and/or April 22-24, 2020 (Dates TBD). Flights and accommodations for the “Judges Round” will be provided and covered by Production.
Please note, if you are selected to move forward from the “Producer Round,” it does not guarantee an audition for the “Judges Round” in Los Angeles. Production will contact you if they would like you to audition for the “Judges Round” in Los Angeles.