About the Show
Highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking, and more for the 14th season of the hit dance competition series, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Mary Murphy will return as judge, and the new season will also feature returning host Cat Deeley and judge Nigel Lythgoe.
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, each of this season’s 10 All-Stars will choose one dancer to move on to the SYTYCD stage and become part of this season’s Top 10. Once the competition begins, the Top 10 will compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in different dance styles, working with world-renowned choreographers and dancing alongside the All-Stars. Millions of fans will vote to determine which contestants will be eliminated each week until the winner is named America’s Favorite Dancer on the season finale.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE earned three 2016 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Choreography for Travis Wall and Anthony Morigerato and Outstanding Lighting Design. In 2015 the series earned eight Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Cat Deeley). The series previously had received 44 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 13 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and in 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. The series won a TEEN CHOICE Award in 2006, a Television Critics Association Award in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming and a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2012 for the category of Best Reality Series – Competition, and Deeley won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2015 and 2012.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.
Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @HotTamaleTRAIN.