As reported last night, FOX has renewed So You Think You Can Dance for a 10th season. Auditions will get underway in January.
Here’s the press release with some more information:
HOT FROM FOX…
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” LEAPS INTO A 10TH SEASON ON FOX
AUDITIONS BEGIN FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, IN AUSTIN, TX
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**
Friday, Jan. 18
Monday, Feb. 11
Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 E. Congress Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Thursday, Feb. 21
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston MA 02111
Thursday, March 14
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.
What do you think? Are you still a fan? Do you like that the show’s only on once a week?
I love this show and would probably be considered in the older demographics. I don’t find many network show compelling or inspirational, this one is just that. Week after week I am surprised by the humour,talent ,humanity and most of all choreography that sometimes causes goose bump. I sincerely hope that the show comes back for a 11th season. My girl friend and I never miss a show and have turned people who are big fans of dancing with the star on to the show. One thing we are disappointed with this season is the online /Facebook only voting. We… Read more »
Absolutely love this show, record everyone of them so I don’t miss anything. I am in my 70’s and I know LOTS of folks in the 50 and above age group who also love this show! I like it much better than “the other dance program”! I think letting the public vote is a mixed bag but understand why the decision was made to do so. Cat Deely is so good at what she does and really adds the warm and fuzzy factor, a definite plus. Nygle gets my respect for staying professional, even when emotional moments could sway good… Read more »
I love this show & have watched it since the beginning. I ask you to please air on two nights a week. Last season was far too jam packed and I feel once a week just doesn’t do it justice. So please go back to two nights a week as it deserves. Please.
Love the show I would like to see new choreographers
I am a senior citizen and love, love, love this show. The judges and choreographers are fantastic and the dancers exceptional!! I wish it was on at least 2 nites a week or even 3!!
The judges are down to earth and tell it like it is…….the best on any show with judges! They respect the fact that the show is not about them, contrary to Idol and The Voice! Please, please, please don’t ever cancel it!! Can hardly wait until it starts….maybe it should be on twice a year!!
i also love this program and wish it was 2 nights also i wish it was twice a year the talent if exceptional and the judges marvelous–i tell everybody i know to watch it very entertaining and the choreography is brillant –keep it going
Am a senior citizen too. Just love this program but unfortunate don’t get to see
the latest in our part of the world ie Malaysia. Love Mary & Nigel and their humor.
The choreographers’ really give good comments & advice except some invited guests whom I think are brought in to raise the ratings. The dancing is certainly top notch and with each season, the bar is raised. Love Alex Wong, his dancing and attitude. Pls bring him back often for the all star.
Love all the Choreographers but Mia Michaels and Tyce Diorio, are exceptional would love to see more choreography from them..This show is exceptional…..
I love this show, and yes I would love to see it maybe twice a week. When it goes off for the season, it seems to take forever to return. This show has the best of everything. I love Nigel sense of humor.
I’m totally engaged with this show. I just love and adore all the judges. Regardless where I’m traveling I always look for the program. I eager awaiting to see the new season. Thank you very much indeed for giving me this fresh air to my live. I love to dance. Many blessings. With love from the Island of Enchatment, Puerto Rico.
Lucy (aka Lalita Priya)
My husband and I are young 70 year olds-we absolutely love this fabulous show and eagerly watch each episode. It is like taking a big dose from the fountain of youth for us and giving a huge lift in our spirits. You inspire us to push through the pain that our bodies have come to develop. Thank you, thank you-can’t wait for season 10.
I would love to see the show have a summer and a winter season. It is just too long between seasons to wait. I watch this show faithfully and vote every week for my favorites.
I love this show and never miss an episode. But I do not like the new format established in Season 9. TPTB could make a 30 minute results show easily the day after the performance show.