‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Renewed for Season 16: Audition Details Announced

So You Think You Can Dance Season 16

So You Think You Can Dance will return for season 16 as officially announced today by Fox. The dance competition series’ 16th season will air during the summer of 2019, with auditions set to take place in Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City in February.

The popular dance show has racked up 64 Emmy Award nominations, winning 16 times in categories including Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costumes, and Outstanding Lighting Design. Choreographers Mandy Moore, Travis Wall, Mia Michaels, Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo, Tyce Diorio, and Wade Robson have each earned Emmys for their work on the Fox series.

“Each season, the talent on So You Think You Can Dance reaches new levels and continues to create the most incredible routines,” stated Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “The hard work and passion that goes into each performance is awe-inspiring. We can’t wait to see what Season 16 has in store and look forward to bringing you a new crop of incredible, inspired and inspiring dancers.”

“I am thrilled that we have been picked up by FOX for Season 16 of So You Think You Can Dance,” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. “This allows us to shine the spotlight once again on the incredible choreographic and dance talent across the United States as we search for America’s favorite dancer.”

The series is also executive produced by Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, Mike Yurchuk, Jeff Thacker, Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman.

SYTYCD Audition Details, Courtesy of Fox:

Auditions for the 16th 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 soyouthinkyoucandance2019season16.castingcrane.com. Selected dancers will be invited to attend auditions in New York (Feb. 9), Dallas (Feb. 12) and Los Angeles (Feb. 23). From those auditions, the dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for the judges.

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 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 New York and Dallas is Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at midnight PT. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at midnight PT.

  • Saturday, Feb. 9
    New York Auditions
    Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet
    29 Jay St
    Brooklyn, NY11201
    **Dancers should arrive at 7:00 AM**
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12
    Dallas Auditions
    Duncanville Fieldhouse
    1700 S Main St
    Duncanville, TX 75137
    **Dancers should arrive at 7:00 AM**
  • Saturday, Feb. 23
    Los Angeles Auditions
    BBC Highland Studios
    953 N Highland
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    **Dancers should arrive at 7:00 AM**