"So You Think You Can Dance" Swings Into Summer With 7th Season Premiere on May 27

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February 4th, 2010

via press release:

So You Think You Can Dance” SWINGS INTO SUMMER

WITH A SEVENTH SEASON PREMIERING THURSDAY, MAY 27, ON FOX

Season Seven Auditions Continue Wednesday, March 10, in Dallas

Auditions Also Set for Nashville, Chicago and Los Angeles

Television’s hottest dance series, So You Think You Can Dance, returns this summer for its seventh season with a two-hour season premiere Thursday, May 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Hosted by Cat Deeley, the hit dance competition series will inspire and amaze viewers as dancers skilled in styles ranging from hip-hop to ballroom compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. Last season’s winner, Russell Ferguson, danced off with a $250,000 cash prize, the title of America’s Favorite Dancer and a cover feature in the March issue of Dance Spirit Magazine.

Auditions for Season Seven of So You Think You Can Dance are still under way. Hopefuls can strut their stuff in Dallas on Wednesday, March 10; in Nashville on Sunday, March 14; in Chicago on Thursday, March 18; and in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. Audition information is as follows:

Cities                                     Dates                                     Venues*

Dallas, TX                              Wednesday, March 10         McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

6405 Boaz Lane

Dallas, TX 75205

Nashville, TN                          Sunday, March 14                 Acuff Theatre

2804 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

Chicago, IL                            Thursday, March 18              The Cadillac Palace Theatre

151 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Los Angeles, CA                   Friday, March 26                   Orpheum Theatre

842 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90014

*Venue information may change. For the latest Season Seven audition information, auditioners should log on to fox.com/dance. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM at each venue. Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition in the event of a callback.

Dancers must be either a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident of the U.S., or possess a current legal Employment Authorization Card enabling him/her to seek employment freely in the U.S. (i.e., without restrictions as to employer) by the date specified in the eligibility rules. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register for auditions. Any dancer who is a minor in his/her state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign all required documents. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Check fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules.

Talented dancers who spark the judges’ interest during auditions will be invited to callbacks, where they will work with top choreographers. During the callback week, the judges will choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment, Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.

About 19 Entertainment Ltd.

19 Entertainment Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE), is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. 19 Entertainment represents stars including David and Victoria Beckham, Carrie Underwood, Andy Murray, Daughtry, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Cathy Dennis, The Spice Girls and others. 19 Entertainment is the producer/co-producer of several internationally successful TV formats including American Idol, “Little Britain USA” and So You Think You Can Dance. 19 Recordings is a major producer of music in North America with over 100 million units sold in the last 10 years by stars including Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Kris Allen and others.

About dick clark productions

Since its inception in 1957, dick clark productions (dcp) has been a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards” and “Academy of Country Music Awards.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage.

 
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