So You Think You Can Dance will return to FOX this May with a huge twist. So You Think You Can Dance: Next Generation will focus on young dancers, and a young dancer has been added to the judging panel.
Maddie Ziegler is best known to audiences from her appearance on Dance Moms, but she is now judging her fellow dancers and not performing. According to Deadline, she will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo on the panel, and she is right in line with the age range the series is focusing on – she is 13 years old, and the series plans to spotlight dancers between the ages of 8 to 13.
Ziegler left Dance Moms at the end of season six after being the top dancer on that series. She also appeared in a trilogy of music videos released by Sia.
Are you excited to see the focus changed to young dancers for the upcoming season? Do you plan to watch So You Think You Can Dance this summer? Tell us what you think.