So You Think You Can Dance 17 Audition Cities Revealed

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FOX has made it OFFICIAL. So You Think You Can Dance will return this summer after a two summer break due to complications from COVID-19 restrictions.

The upcoming season will feature highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, showcasing their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition. Additional details to be announced.

Auditions for So You Think You Can Dance kick off in March. Dancers can submit online by registering and providing a link to a video of their performance. Please check or for audition deadlines, full eligibility requirements, official rules and additional details.

Selected dancers will be invited to attend auditions in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. From those auditions, the dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for the judges and try to win a spot as one of the final contestants. Additional eligibility requirements and terms and conditions may apply.

Over the course of its 16 seasons, So You Think You Can Dance has received 71 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 17 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costumes, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design.

After their linear telecasts, all episodes of So You Think You Can Dance will be available on FOX’s free streaming platform, Tubi as well as Fox Now, Hulu and On Demand.

SYTYCD has created stars

Also worth noting–SYTYCD has featured dancers who went on to become successful performers. For instance, hit making pop singer, Tate McRae came in third as a 13 year old on the ill-advised Junior version of the show in 2016. And hey, here is a fun fact you MAY not know. Ariana DeBose landed a spot in the SYTYCD season 6 Top 20 back in 2009. The triple threat has starred on Broadway, but recently she landed the role of Anita in Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story reboot. She also hosted the Jan. 15 edition of Saturday Night Live on NBC.

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who is essentially Ellen Degeneres’ co-host on her talk show, and actually met her when her served as an all-star on season 7.  He made the Top 20 on season 4. 

SYTYCD has also served as a direct pipeline to Dancing with the Stars. Ballroom dancers who competed on SYTYCD include Artem Chigvintsev (S1), Allison Holker (S2), Witney Carson (S9), Lindsay Arnold (S9),  Jenna JohnsonAlan Bersten and more.

So You Think You Can Dance is from Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and MRC. The series is executive-produced by co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Rosie Seitchik, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of 19 Entertainment. Seitchik will also serve as showrunner.

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