‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 12 Audition Details

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So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Auditions

Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, and Mary Murphy star in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (Photo © 2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.)

Auditions for season 12 of the popular Fox dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance will get underway on January 24, 2015 in New York. The auditions will take place in four other cities – Dallas, Detroit, Memphis, and Los Angeles – as the judges search for America’s Favorite Dancer.

So You Think You Can Dance is executive produced by series creators Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller as well as Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, James Breen, and Jeff Thacker. Through the dance series’ 11 seasons, the show has earned 44 Emmy Award nominations, winning 13 including Emmys in the choreography and costumes categories.

Details on Season 12:

“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.”

So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Auditions


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

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

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

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

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

SYTYCD Audition Rules: “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.

For more information, visit www.fox.com/dance.

-By Rebecca Murray

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