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Emmy Award-winning 'So You Think You Can Dance' returning for 14th season on FOX


Mon, Jan 30th 2017 05:55 pm
`So You Think You Can Dance`: Pictured, from left: All-star Fik-shun Stegall and Kida Burns (©2017 Fox Broadcasting photo by Drew Herman)
"So You Think You Can Dance": Pictured, from left: All-star Fik-shun Stegall and Kida Burns (©2017 Fox Broadcasting photo by Drew Herman)

New season to feature nation's best dancers between ages of 18-30; auditions to be held in New York & Los Angeles

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning "So You Think You Can Dance," for a 14th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, "So You Think You Can Dance" will return this summer on FOX.

This season, highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation and breaking. The top 10 dancers will be paired up with all-stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America's votes and the title of "America's Favorite Dancer."

"This season is about giving our loyal fan base what they've been asking for," said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. "We've decided to go back to basics by bringing the best of our past formats together for an exciting new summer featuring accomplished adult competitors partnered with fan-favorite all-star dancers. And, of course, as in past seasons, there will be new surprises, which are sure to wow our viewers."

This season, all potential contestants must register online at sytycdauditions.com and upload a video or provide a link to a video of the performance. If selected, producers will reach out to schedule the contestant for an in-person audition in one of the two audition cities: New York (March 4-6) or Los Angeles (March 17-19).

Visit sytycdauditions.com for terms and conditions. The deadline to register for a chance to audition in New York is Sunday, Feb. 19, and the deadline to register for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, March 5.

Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day registering online for auditions. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when registering for auditions. Check www.sytycdauditions.com and/or www.fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

During the audition rounds, the most talented dancers will compete in front of the judges for a coveted spot at "The Academy" callback rounds in Los Angeles. At the end of "The Academy" callback rounds, 10 all-stars will choose one dancer each to move on to the "SYTYCD" studio and become this season's top 10. There, the top 10 will compete live each week for America's votes in a variety of styles, working and performing alongside the all-stars with world-renowned choreographers. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.

Last September, Kida Burns was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Burns, at just 14, was the show's youngest winner and danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, and the title of "America's Favorite Dancer."

"SYTYCD" garnered more than 180 million video views and social engagements on leading social platforms last season. The series also celebrated its milestone 250th episode.

Over the course of its 13 seasons, "SYTYCD" has received 55 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 14 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Travis Wall (2015); 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 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, "SYTYCD" celebrated seven Emmy Award nominations, including repeat nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality-Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Cat Deeley). The series won a Teen Choice Award in 2006 and a Television Critics Association 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 won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2015 and 2012.

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