SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's newest season features an intensified competition between dancers from stage and street, and is about to head out on the audition trail to five cities, including New York, Dallas, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles. Hopefuls will have the opportunity to show they have what it takes to be America’s Favorite Dancer when auditions start on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. Please check for official rules and additional details.

Audition information is as follows:

Cities                                      Dates / Times                        Venues

New York, NY                         Saturday, Jan. 24                     Manhattan Center

8:00 AM                                   Grand Ballroom & Hammerstein Ballroom

                                                                                                311 West 34th Street

                                                                                                New York, NY 10001

Dallas, TX                               Saturday, Feb. 14                   Southern Methodist University

8:00 AM                                   McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

6405 Boaz Lane

Dallas, TX 75275

Detroit, MI                               Sunday, Feb. 22                      Fillmore Detroit

8:00 AM                                   2115 Woodward Avenue

                                                                                                Detroit, MI 48201

Memphis, TN                           Sunday, March 8                     Orpheum Theatre

                                                 8:00 AM                                 203 S Main St.

  Memphis, TN 38103

Los Angeles, CA                     Sunday, March 15                   Orpheum Theatre

                                                8:00 AM                                   842 Broadway

                                                                                                Los Angeles, CA 90014

Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition (three days for Memphis) in the event of a callback.

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 first day they register for auditions. Any dancer who is a minor in



his/her state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign all required documents. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Check for full eligibility rules.

Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the STAGE dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the STREET dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking.  As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes “live,” the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win…a dancer from the stage or the street? Find out when SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns in summer 2015.

Over the course of its 11 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 44 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 13 Emmy Award 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 2011 and 2012. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE recently celebrated seven Emmy Award nominations, including repeat nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality – Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality – Competition Series (for Cat Deeley). 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 Show Host in 2012.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.

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