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So You Think You Can Dance Season Nine Auditions

So You Think You Can Dance is back, kicking off its ninth season with auditions beginning Thursday, January 5 at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The show will then continue its hunt for ‘America’s Favorite Dancer’ with audition stops in Dallas, New York, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

So You Think You Can Dance will search for the most talented and loveable young dancers in the country. Those who shine during auditions will once again be given a ticket to Las Vegas for callbacks, where they will work with top choreographers to learn and

Excited contestants during last season's auditions. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo by Adam Rose/FOX

then be judged on multiple styles of dance. Dancers will then be chosen to compete in the series and dance for audience votes.

Last season’s winner, Melanie Moore of Georgia, danced off with a $250,000 cash prize and was featured as a Gatorade athlete on Gatorade.com and in Gatorade’s G series FIT print campaign. Moore also participated in the 32-city So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2011.

“For the past eight seasons, So You Think You Can Dance has been a huge part of our success. We are excited to bring the series and an incredible set of new dancers back for another fantastic season,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Last summer, So You Think You Can Dance ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

Get to an audition near you for a chance to be named ‘America’s Favorite Dancer’.

Atlanta, GA                      
Thursday, Jan. 5             
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA  30308 

Dallas, TX                        
Friday, Jan. 13                 
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX  75275

New York, NY                  
Monday, Jan. 23              
Manhattan Center
311 W. 34th Street
New York, NY  10001

Salt Lake City, UT           
Thursday, Feb. 23           
Capitol Theatre
50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah  84101

Los Angeles, CA              
Friday, March 2              
Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA  90014

Please note that venue information may change. For the latest information visit www.fox.com/dance.

Registration will begin at 8:00am at each venue. Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition in the event of a callback. Dancers must be either a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident of the U.S. or possess a current legal Employment Authorization Card enabling him/her 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 details on auditions for season nine, as well as eligibility requirements, go to www.fox.com/dance.

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