'So You Think You Can Dance' Renewed for Tenth Season, Auditions Begin Next Month

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December 20th, 2012

via press release:






Detroit, Boston, Memphis and Los Angeles Auditions Also Confirmed


FOX has picked up the Emmy Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for its 10th season, it was announced today by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


Auditions for Season 10 will kick off Friday, Jan. 18 in Austin, TX (venue TBD). The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancers on Monday, Feb. 11 at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI; Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Boston Opera House in Boston, MA; Thursday, March 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN; and Friday, March 22 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.


“I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing work that Nigel and the entire SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE team has done over the past nine seasons,” said Darnell. “This show is truly one of the most compelling series on television and I can’t wait to bring it back for Season 10.”


This past summer, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked among the Top 20 Summer 2012 entertainment programs in these demos.

In Season Ten, producers will travel across the country in search of dancers who represent the best America has to offer. Those who shine during auditions will be given a ticket to Las Vegas for call-backs, where they work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. The best of the best will then move on to the live competition shows this summer.


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Audition Information:


Cities                                Dates                                Venues**

Austin, TX                         Friday, Jan. 18                  Venue TBD


Detroit, MI                         Monday, Feb. 11              Saint Andrew’s Hall

431 E. Congress Street

Detroit, MI 48226


Boston, MA                       Thursday, Feb. 21            Boston Opera House

539 Washington Street

Boston MA  02111


Memphis, TN                    Thursday, March 14         Orpheum Theatre

203 S. Main Street

Memphis, TN  38103


Los Angeles, CA               Friday, March 22              The Orpheum Theatre

842 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA  90014


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. Venue information may change. For the latest information, auditioners should log on to www.fox.com/dance or Facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance.


In September, Season Nine champions, ballet dancers Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, were voted America’s Favorite Dancers and were awarded a cash prize of $125,000 each.  Girard and Wespi-Tschopp are currently featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and together with the finalists from this past season recently completed a cross-country, 30-city performance tour.


Throughout its nine seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 28 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and garnered 11 Emmy wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mia Michaels in 2011, 2010 and 2007; Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo in 2011; Tyce Diorio in 2009; and Wade Robson in 2008 and 2007. The series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes for Soyon An and Grainne O’Sullivan in 2010 and Soyon An in 2009, and Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. Recently, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE celebrated six Primetime Emmy Award nominations including consecutive nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality-Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Series for Cat Deeley. The series won a 2012 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming, a 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award in the category of Best Reality Series – Competition and Deeley won the 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host.


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and dick clark productions, inc. The series is executive-produced by Fuller, Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, inc. “Like” 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.

  • DeanW

    I thought SYTYCD was canceled. It did horribly this summer.

  • Jason

    Yeah, but FOX executives have nothing better to show, so this will have to do unless it gets even worse ratings at which point they will forcibly remove it and replace it with better programming or repeats.

  • Norman

    Oh please! It didn’t do that badly. It did fine for a summer show and still attracted a decent number of 18-34 year olds.

  • Oliver

    Very late renewal, so Fox was clearly on the fence about it after its poor ratings last summer. Wonder if they will retool the format.

  • r0ckmypants

    Please GOD, no more retooling of the format.

  • RG-X

    They re-tooled it too much last summer and it was only on one night a week – the NEW elimination process was confusing.

  • JT

    Why did Fox wait so long to renew this series? isn’t it the flagship summer series on the network??



  • iggy agrimotor

    isn’t it the flagship summer series on the network??

    Gordon Ramsay’s cooking contests are.

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