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'So You Think You Can Dance' to celebrate a decade of dance with two-night event on FOX

by jmaloni


Tue, Jul 14th 2015 11:00 am

Broadcast to include performances of fan-favorite stage and street routines, favorite moments from the past, as well as plenty of surprises

FOX will air a two-night event celebrating 10 inspiring years of "So You Think You Can Dance" on Monday, July 20 (8 p.m.), and Tuesday, July 21 (8 p.m.).

On Monday, the competition heats up when two dancers - one stage and one street - will be going home in the season's first elimination show. Then, on Tuesday, before the series premiere of "Knock Knock Live" (9 p.m.), FOX celebrates 10 years of "So You Think You Can Dance" with a one-time-only special featuring live performances by some of the series' favorite dancers and choreographers, as well as present stage and street routines and musical productions from the past 10 years.

"So You Think You Can Dance" originally premiered Wednesday, July 20, 2005, and is currently in its 12th season. "SYTYCD" has discovered unique talent, and dancers have gone on to careers in Broadway, television and film, as well as toured with some of the biggest music stars in the industry. Past winners include Ricky Ubeda, Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun Stegall, Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Melanie Moore, Lauren Froderman, Russell Ferguson, Jeanine Mason, Joshua Allen, Sabra Johnson, Benji Schwimmer and Nick Lazzarini.

Over the course of its 11 previous seasons, "SYTYCD" has received 44 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 13 Emmy wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007), Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011), Tyce Diorio (2009) and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and in 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2012 and 2011. Cat Deeley recently won the 2015 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series Host. The series won a Teen Choice Award in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming, a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2012 for the category of Best Reality Series - Competition, and Deeley won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series Host in 2012.

Fans can visit the official "So You Think You Can Dance" website at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. "Like" "SYTYCD" on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd and #stagevsstreet.

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