Fox’s popular dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance will be returning for season 15. Fox confirmed the series has been renewed for its 15th season and announced Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Murphy, and Nigel Lythgoe will be returning as judges. Emmy Award nominee Cat Deeley will be back to host the show.
According to Fox’s official announcement, So You Think You Can Dance season 15 will air this summer.
“I am always blown away by the sheer level of raw talent on this show,” stated Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “These are real people – unknown stars in their own right. And each week, they tell compelling, emotional stories through their craft. We can’t wait for Nigel, Mary, Vanessa and Cat to hit the road once again and uncover the phenomenal talent that’s out there.”
“It’s incredible to make it to 15 seasons, which just speaks to the impact this program has had, not only on the world of dance, but also on our loyal fans and viewers, to whom we are most grateful,” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
Through 14 seasons, So You Think You Can Dance has earned 59 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15 times. Choreographers Travis Wall, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, and Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo have earned Emmys in the Outstanding Choreography category for their incredible routines created for the series.
The audition process for season 15 will begin in March, and registration is now open online at soyouthinkyoucandance2018.castingcrane.com.
Per Fox: “If selected, producers will reach out to schedule the contestant for an in-person audition in one of the two audition cities: New York or Los Angeles. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions.
During the audition rounds, the most talented dancers will compete in front of the judges for a coveted spot at ‘The Academy’ callback rounds in Los Angeles. At the end of ‘The Academy’ callback rounds, the judges will choose this season’s top dancers to move on in the competition. Those that are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in a variety of styles. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.”