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Emmy Award-winning 'So You Think You Can Dance' returns for 17th season on FOX

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Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:45 pm

Auditions to be held in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles

FOX has renewed the multi-Emmy Award-winning dance competition series “So You Think You Can Dance” for a 17th season. From Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, and hosted by Emmy Award nominee Cat Deeley, the series will return this summer on FOX.

Auditions for the 17th 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://soyouthinkyoucandance2020season17.castingcrane.com/age-gate. Selected dancers will be invited to attend auditions in Miami (March 19-20), New York City (March 28-29) or Los Angeles (April 4-5). From those auditions, the dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Laurieann Gibson.

All persons chosen to participate as contestants are required to verify identity and eligibility to participate in the U.S. and fulfill the requirements of the production in the U.S. 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 Miami is Sunday, March 8, at midnight PT. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in New York is Sunday, March 15, at midnight PT. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, March 22, at midnight PT.

Visit soyouthinkyoucandance2020season17.castingcrane.com/age-gate or fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

Last September, Bailey Munoz was named the winner of “SYTYCD” during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Munoz, 19, break-danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of “Dance Spirit,” magazine and the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer.”

Celebrating its momentous 16th season, members of “SYTYCD’S” Top 10 finalists made their way across America, performing in 40 cities, as part of Season 16s “So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2019” tour.

Over the course of its 16 seasons, “SYTYCD” has received 68 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.

Fans can visit the official “SYTYCD” site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” “SYTYCD” on Facebook at SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #SYTYCD.

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