So You Think You Can Dance

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 18 Seasons
  • 7.0  (10,728)

So You Think You Can Dance is a reality television show that premiered on FOX in 2005. The show features a variety of talented dancers from across the United States who compete in various styles of dance to determine who is the best all-around dancer in the country. The show is hosted by the charming and energetic Cat Deeley, with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy providing their professional opinions on the performances.

The format of the show provides a platform for dancers to showcase their unique talents and versatility. The initial stages of the show consist of auditions, where dancers perform in front of the judges and attempt to impress them with their skills. The judges then select a group of dancers to move on to the next stage, known as the "Academy." In the Academy, dancers receive training in different dance styles and are given an opportunity to showcase their versatility and adaptability. The judges then choose a select group of dancers to move on to the final stage of the competition - the live shows.

Throughout the live shows, the contestants perform various styles of dance, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballroom, and more. Each week, the dancers are teamed up with a different partner and must learn a new routine in a different style of dance. The performances are then critiqued by the judges, who provide feedback on technical ability, performance quality, and overall performance. The audience at home also plays a crucial role in the show's outcome, as they are given the chance to vote for their favorite dancers and keep them in the competition.

The show is known for its high-energy performances and emotional moments. The dancers often tell personal stories through their performances, showcasing their struggles and triumphs through the art of dance. The judges and host are also known for their emotional reactions to the dancers' performances, often shedding tears of joy or sadness depending on the content of the routine. This emotional connection between the dancers, judges, and audience adds a layer of intimacy and connection to the show that is not often found in other reality television programs.

Over the years, the show has featured a variety of dancers who have gone on to become incredibly successful in the entertainment industry. Some of the most famous names that began their careers on So You Think You Can Dance include Twitch, Allison Holker, Travis Wall, and Melanie Moore. The show has also featured numerous celebrity guest judges, including Lady Gaga, Christina Applegate, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Overall, So You Think You Can Dance is a unique and entertaining reality television show that celebrates the art of dance and the hard work and dedication of its contestants. The show's combination of high-energy performances, emotional storytelling, and talented dancers has made it a fan favorite for over a decade.

So You Think You Can Dance is a series that is currently running and has 18 seasons (320 episodes). The series first aired on July 20, 2005.

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The Finale
10. The Finale
May 20, 2024
After a challenging season, the final three dancers face off in their pursuit of the $100,000 grand prize and one will be named the season 18 winner of So You Think You Can Dance. In the exciting season finale, the top ten return and perform a group number choreographed by Luther Brown, and the final three each select someone from the top ten to perform with them in their final performance pieces. In addition to Luther Brown the choreographers for the final performance pieces from the top three include returning All-Star Kayla Radomski with Tucker Barkley, All-Star Ivan Koumaev with Diana Matos, and Talia Favia. Additionally, more All-Stars return alongside the top 10 as Natasha Bedingfield performs her iconic hit single "Unwritten," including fan favorites Season 17 winner Alexis Warr, Season 16 winner Bailey Munoz, Alex Wong, and Jasmine Harper. Who will have what it takes to win $100,000 and be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance?
Challenge #5: Brand Challenge
9. Challenge #5: Brand Challenge
May 13, 2024
The competition continues as the top four dancers take on a brand challenge. This week the dancers will take on a brand-themed dance challenge choreographed by Hi-Hat featuring SYTYCD All-Star, Emmy-nominated choreographer and professional dancer, Witney Carson. Who will rise to the challenge and remain on the show? This week all four dancers will have to dance for their lives, and someone will be eliminated before next week's season finale where one person will win $100,000 and be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance.
Challenge #4: On Tour
8. Challenge #4: On Tour
May 6, 2024
The top five dancers take on a tour performance challenge.
Challenge #3: Movies
7. Challenge #3: Movies
April 29, 2024
Tonight, the top six dancers take on the movies as the competition continues. This week the dancers will split into two groups and take on movie-themed challenges choreographed by Jamal Sims and Christopher Scott. Who will rise to the challenge and who will be dancing for their lives in the hopes of remaining on the show? Based on the challenges the bottom performers will have to dance for their lives and someone will be eliminated every week until the season finale where one person will win $100,000 and be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance.
Challenge #2: Broadway
6. Challenge #2: Broadway
April 22, 2024
Tonight, the top eight dancers take on the Broadway stage as the competition continues. This week the dancers will split into two groups and take on Broadway challenges choreographed by Emmy-winning choreographer Al Blackstone and choreographer and director Sarah O'Gleby. Who will rise to the challenge and who will be dancing for their lives in the hopes of remaining on the show? Based on the challenges the bottom performers will have to dance for their lives and someone will be eliminated every week until the season finale where one person will win $100,000 and be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance.
Challenge #1: Music Videos
5. Challenge #1: Music Videos
April 15, 2024
After scouring the country for America's best dancers, only 10 remain as the competition continues with JoJo Siwa returning to the judging panel. This season the challenges will come off the shiny stage floor and into the real world where each week the dancers will be tested by world-class choreographers and pushed to their limits. Based on the challenges the bottom performers will have to dance for their lives and someone will be eliminated every week until the season finale where one person will win $100,000 and be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance. This week the dancers will split into two groups and take on music video challenges choreographed by Emmy nominee Luther Brown and choreographers Phillip and Makenzie Chbeeb. Who will have what it takes to continue in the competition and who will go home?
The Final Audition: Top Ten Revealed
4. The Final Audition: Top Ten Revealed
March 25, 2024
35 dancers have made it to the next round, day four of auditions on Season 18 of So You Think You Can Dance where they will face the toughest challenges yet, similar to what they would at real auditions while seeking a dance career. There will be two rounds of competition choreographed by Galen Hooks one solo round and the second in pairs. 35 will become 16 and then 10 as dancers vie for a top spot on the show.
Auditions: Day Three
3. Auditions: Day Three
March 18, 2024
Auditions continue.
Auditions: Day Two
2. Auditions: Day Two
March 11, 2024
The auditions for Season 18 So You Think You Can Dance continue as dancers vie for a spot in the top 10!
Auditions: Day One
1. Auditions: Day One
March 4, 2024
So You Think You Can Dance is back and better than ever! Season 18 will infuse a new format reflecting the authentic experience of building a successful career in dance, as so many alums have. Each week, contestants will compete in new, intense dance challenges that will give them a real taste of the career, from performing in a music video or a football halftime show to going toe-to-toe on stage with a Broadway performer. In the end, it will be up to the judges to decide their fate. Eliminations will take place weekly, with the Top 3 finalists competing in the season's spectacular finale, but only one will win the $100,000 grand prize and be crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 18. This season will also debut a documentary-style look at the contestants' dynamics, following them throughout the competition as they go through their personal and competitive journeys.
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Where to Watch So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch So You Think You Can Dance on demand at Hulu, FOX, FuboTV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 20, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (10,728)