"So You Think You Can Dance" Audition Tour Kicks Off

A new season of "So You Think You Can Dance" is just around the corner, and the search for contestants begins this Saturday in New York City. "SYTYCD" is back for its 12th season, but with a brand new format. Contestants will be placed into one of two categories—street or stage—and of the Top 20, 10 will be street dancers and 10 will be stage dancers. Every week, a dancer from each category will be eliminated until the season finale, in which either a studio or street dancer will be announced the winner. With the new format comes a new panel of judges: Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will join Nigel Lythgoe, while longtime judge Mary Murphy has stepped down. The show will premiere on TV this summer. Find a list of audition dates and locations below, and click here for more information!


New York, NY
Saturday, Jan. 24
8 am
Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom & Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001


Dallas, TX
Saturday, Feb. 14
8 am
Southern Methodist University
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX 75275


Detroit, MI
Sunday, Feb. 22
8 am
Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


Memphis, TN
Sunday, March 8
8 am
Orpheum Theatre
203 Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103


Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, March 15
8 am
Orpheum Theatre
842 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Latest Posts

Getty Images

Topical Pain Relievers Are the Next Item on Your Dancer Self-Care Supply List

With the stressors of the pandemic still lingering more than one year later, self-care is, rightfully, a priority for everyone right now. But dancers have always known the importance of keeping their bodies and minds as healthy as possible. After all, your body is your instrument, and as we make our long-awaited returns to the studio and stage, finding self-care strategies that work for you will be crucial to getting back up to speed—mentally and physically—with your rigorous performing and training schedule.

Dancers have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to treating minor ailments like soreness, swelling and bruising. One that's quickly gaining popularity are topical pain relievers, which provide targeted, temporary relief of minor pain. These days, there's more than just your tried-and-true Tiger Balm on the shelves. From CBD lotions to warming gels and patches, finding the product that's right for you can be as difficult as finding the perfect Rockette-red shade of lipstick…but even more beneficial to your dance career.

Read on for our breakdown of some of the most common ingredients to look out for in the topical pain relief aisle.

May 2021