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Emmy Award-winning 'So You Think You Can Dance' will return for 16th season on FOX

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Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:45 pm
`So You Think You Can Dance` top 4 contestant Genessy Castillo, left, and all-star Lex Ishimoto perform a contemporary routine to `Be Brave` choreographed by Mandy Korpinen & Elizabeth Petrin on the season finale episode on FOX. (Photo ©2018 FOX Broadcasting Co./credit: Adam Rose)
"So You Think You Can Dance" top 4 contestant Genessy Castillo, left, and all-star Lex Ishimoto perform a contemporary routine to "Be Brave" choreographed by Mandy Korpinen & Elizabeth Petrin on the season finale episode on FOX. (Photo ©2018 FOX Broadcasting Co./credit: Adam Rose)

New season to feature nation’s best dancers between ages of 18 and 30; auditions to be held in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance” for a 16th season. From Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, “So You Think You Can Dance” will return this summer on FOX.

“Each season, the talent on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ reaches new levels and continues to create the most incredible routines,” said Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials, Fox Broadcasting Co. “The hard work and passion that goes into each performance is awe-inspiring. We can’t wait to see what season 16 has in store and look forward to bringing you a new crop of incredible, inspired and inspiring dancers.”

“I am thrilled that we have been picked up by FOX for season 16 of ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. “This allows us to shine the spotlight once again on the incredible choreographic and dance talent across the United States as we search for America’s favorite dancer.”

Auditions for the 16th season of “So You Think You Can Dance” kick off next month. Dancers can audition online by registering and uploading a video, or providing a link to a video of their performance, at https://soyouthinkyoucandance2019season16.castingcrane.com/. Selected dancers will be invited to attend auditions in New York (Feb. 9), Dallas (Feb. 12) and Los Angeles (Feb. 23). From those auditions, the dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for the judges.

Dancers either must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents of the U.S. or possess current legal employment authorization cards enabling them 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 day of their in-person auditions. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions.

The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in New York and Dallas is Monday, Jan. 28, at 3 a.m. ET. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, Feb. 10, at midnight PT.

Visit https://soyouthinkyoucandance2019season16.castingcrane.com/ or www.fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

Last September, Hannahlei Cabanilla was named the winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Cabanilla, 18, danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, a role in the live musical production of the award-winning musical “RENT” on FOX and the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer.” Season 15’s top 10 contestants also hit the road in October for “So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018,” a 38-city tour across America.

Over the course of its 15 seasons, “SYTYCD” has received 64 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 16 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mandy Moore (2018); Travis Wall (2017, 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 2012 and 2011.

Visit the official SYTYCD” site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. Fans also can “Like” SYTYCD” on Facebook at SoYouThinkYouCanDance and follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and #SYTYCD.

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