"SYTYCD" is Coming Back—And Wants You to Audition
After a season experimenting with a younger cast, "So You Think You Can Dance" just announced that it'll return to its traditional format this summer.
“This season is about giving our loyal fan base what they’ve been asking for,” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe wrote in a press release. “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."
That means the show is now searching for dancers ages 18-30. Want to audition? This season, rather than holding open calls, "SYTYCD" is asking all potential candidates to apply online: You can upload or provide a link to a video of yourself performing.
Here's the timeline:
- February 19: New York audition application deadline
- March 4-6: New York in-person auditions
- March 5: Los Angeles audition application deadline
- March 17-19: Los Angeles in-person auditions
The pre-screening makes us hopeful that the early audition episodes will focus less on the sometimes cringe-worthy non-dancers making fools of themselves just for fame, and more on real dancers with real potential. Fingers crossed!
As Dance Magazine editors, we admittedly spend more time than we'd like sifting through stock photography. Some of it is good, more of it is bad and most of it is just plain awkward.
But when paired with the right caption, those shots magically transform from head-scratchers to meme-worthy images that illustrate our singular experience as dancers. You can thank the internet for this special salute to dancer moods.
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If you're in need of a midweek boost, look no further than these eight presentations from some incredibly inspiring dance artists.
The Primetime Emmy Award nominations are out! Congrats to the seven choreographers who earned nods for their exceptional TV work this year. Notably, that work was made for just two shows, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "World of Dance."
And there was a particularly remarkable snub: While the dance-filled hit "Fosse/Verdon" earned 17 nominations across many of the major categories, Andy Blankenbuehler's fabulous Fosse remixes weren't recognized in the Outstanding Choreography field.
Here are all the dance routines up for Emmys:
"Dancers can do everything these days," I announced to whoever was in earshot at the Jacob's Pillow Archives during a recent summer. I had just been dazzled by footage of a ballet dancer performing hip hop, remarkably well. But my very next thought was, What if that isn't always a good thing? What if what one can't do is the very thing that lends character?