via press release:
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” SEASON NINE AUDITIONS BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, IN ATLANTA, GA
Dallas, New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles Auditions Also Confirmed
Summer’s hottest dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE kicks off its ninth season with auditions beginning Thursday, Jan. 5at the historic FOX Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancer on Friday, Jan. 13 at the McFarlin Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, TX; Monday, Jan. 23 at the Manhattan Center in New York, NY; Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT; and Friday, March 2 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Once again, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will travel across the U.S. in search of the best and most talented dancers in the country. Those who shine during auditions are given a ticket to Las Vegas for callbacks, where they will work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. For more details on auditions for Season Nine, as well as eligibility requirements, go to www.fox.com/dance.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. The hit unscripted series showcases talented dancers – skilled in everything from Ballet, Breaking, Krumping and Salsa to Swing, Tap and Contemporary Jazz – competing for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Audition Information:
Cities Dates Venues**
Atlanta, GA Thursday, Jan. 5 The FOX Theatre
660 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Dallas, TX Friday, Jan. 13 McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX 75275
New York, NY Monday, Jan. 23 Manhattan Center
311 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Salt Lake City, UT Thursday, Feb. 23 Capitol Theatre
50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Los Angeles, CA Friday, March 2 Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
**Venue information may change. For the latest information, auditioners should log on to www.fox.com/dance orFacebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance.
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 www.fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules.
Last season’s winner, Melanie Moore, danced off with a $250,000 cash prize, the title of America’s Favorite Dancer and a cover feature in Dance Spirit Magazine. Additionally, she was featured as a Gatorade athlete on Gatorade.com and in Gatorade’s G series FIT print campaign. Moore also participated in the 32-city SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Tour 2011 which concluded earlier this month.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman. Become a fan of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance. Follow the series on Twitter @DanceonFOX and join the discussion at #SYTYCD.