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10th Season for SYTYCD – Auditions start Jan 18

FOX has announced that there will be a tenth season of the Emmy Award-winning television competition So You Think You Can Dance.

Auditions for Season 10 will kick off Friday, January 18 in Austin, TX. The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancers in February and March in Detroit, Boston, Memphis and Los Angeles.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing work that Nigel and the entire So You Think You Can Dance team has done over the past nine seasons,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “This show is truly one of the most compelling series on television and I can’t wait to bring it back for Season 10.”

This past summer, So You Think You Can Dance ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked among the Top 20 Summer 2012 entertainment programs in these demographics.

In Season Ten, as with past seasons, producers will travel across the country in search of dancers who represent the best America has to offer. Those who shine during auditions will be given a ticket to Las Vegas for call-backs, where they work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. The best of the best will then move on to the live competition shows this summer.

SYTYCD Season 10 Auditions:

Austin, TX
Friday, Jan. 18
Venue TBD

Detroit, MI
Monday, Feb. 11
Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 E. Congress Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Boston, MA
Thursday, Feb. 21
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston MA 02111

Memphis, TN
Thursday, March 14
Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Los Angeles, CA
Friday, March 22
The Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Registration will begin at 8:00AM at each venue. Auditionees 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. Check Fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules. Venue information may change. For the latest information, auditionees can log on to Fox.com/dance or Facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance.

In September, Season Nine champions, ballet dancers Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, were voted America’s Favorite Dancers and were awarded a cash prize of $125,000 each. Girard and Wespi-Tschopp, together with the finalists from this past season, recently completed a cross-country, 30-city performance tour.

Throughout its nine seasons, So You Think You Can Dance has received 28 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and garnered 11 Emmy wins.

Photo: Season 9 winner Eliana Girard from West Palm Beach, FL. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Mathieu Young/FOX

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