UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
FOX has ordered an eighth season of the original dance competition show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and auditions for the new season will begin Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Oakland, CA, at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts. The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancer on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM in Brooklyn, NY. Additional audition cities, dates and venues to be announced. For the latest updates, visit www.fox.com/dance .
Created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, summer’s hottest series showcases talented dancers – skilled in everything from Ballet, Breaking, Krumping and Salsa to Swing, Tap and Contemporary Jazz – competing for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.
“In addition to discovering fantastic new talent, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has introduced viewers to the young, edgy, incredibly creative side of dance we hadn’t seen before on television,” said Nigel Lythgoe, series co-creator, executive producer and judge. “From the Emmy-winning choreography to the incredible contestants, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is a cultural phenomenon, and we’re excited that it will be back for another season.”
Once again, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will travel across the U.S. in search of the best and most talented dancers in the country. Those who shine during auditions are given a ticket to Las Vegas for callbacks, where they will work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. For more details on auditions for Season Eight, as well as eligibility requirements, go to www.fox.com/dance .
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Audition Information
Cities Dates Venues**
Oakland, CA Wednesday, Oct. 13 Paramount Theatre of the Arts
Oakland, CA 94612
Brooklyn, NY Monday, Nov. 15 Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
**Venue information may change. Additional audition cities, dates and venues to be announced. For the latest information, auditioners should log on to www.fox.com/dance .
Registration will begin at 8:00 AM 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. Check www.fox.com/dance  for full eligibility rules.
Last season’s winner, Lauren Froderman, danced off with a $250,000 cash prize, the title of America’s Favorite Dancer and a cover feature in Dance Spirit Magazine. Additionally, she is the first-ever dancer featured as a Gatorade athlete.
Froderman will join Season Seven’s Top 7 and All-Stars Ade, Allison, Courtney, Dominic and Kathryn and Season Six winner Russell on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Live Tour 2010, which kicks off Sunday, Sept. 19, in New Orleans, LA. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information, as well as a full list of tour cities and dates, visit www.fox.com/dance .
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman. Become a fan of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soyouthinkyoucandance  and follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/danceonfox .