THE SEARCH BEGINS FOR AMERICA'S FAVORITE DANCER
"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" SEASON FIVE AUDITIONS KICK-OFF THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 IN NEW YORK CITY
Auditions Also Set for Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami and Seattle
While Season Four winner Joshua Allen and the other Top 11 dancers are traveling the nation on their celebrated live tour, the hit summer competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE begins its search for America's Favorite Dancer Thursday, Nov. 13 in New York City. Producers will also travel to Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami and Seattle in search of dancers who best represent the rhythm of the nation.
Audition information for New York City is as follows:
WHEN: Registration begins at 8:00 AM on Thursday, Nov. 13
WHERE: Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Additional dates and venues for Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami and Seattle will be announced shortly.
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.
For the latest information, auditioners should log on to fox.com/dance.
Contestants must be: (a) U.S. citizens, (b) legal permanent residents of the U.S., (c) possess a valid Employment Authorization Card enabling them to seek employment freely (i.e., without restrictions as to employer) within the U.S., OR (d) be in the process of obtaining an Employment Authorization Card that will enable the person to accept unrestricted employment in the U.S. on or before the first day of Las Vegas callbacks, which are currently scheduled to begin on or about April 1, 2009.
Talented dancers who spark the judges' interest during auditions will be invited to callbacks, where they will work with top choreographers. During the callback week, the judges will choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition.
Entering its fifth season next summer on FOX, the sizzling series from the creators of AMERICAN IDOL and the producers of "American Bandstand" continues to keep viewers amazed and inspired as amateur dancers compete in everything from Hip-Hop, Krumping and Popping to Salsa, Quickstep and Jive to be named America's Favorite Dancer. Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will once again judge the competition and many renowned choreographers will return as guest judges.
In its fourth season, the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Wednesday and Thursday telecasts ranked among the summer's Top 5 regular programs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and ranked No. 1 in their respective time periods among all key demos. As revealed by host Cat Deeley, the Season Four champion, Joshua Allen, was voted America's favorite dancer and waltzed off with the cash prize of $250,000 and an offer for a featured dance role in the upcoming Adam Shankman film, "Step Up 3-D."
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment, Ltd. and Dick Clark Productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.
About 19 Entertainment
The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and has achieved over 40 No. 1 singles and 15 No. 1 albums. Fuller also has an impressive tally of over 60 Top-40 albums and 170 Top-40 singles in the U.K. alone. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller's 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold 10 million CDs worldwide, while its three television series have consistently topped children's viewing figures, reaching 104 countries. In 2001, Simon Fuller's 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon "Pop Idol" and in 2002, AMERICAN IDOL. "Pop Idol" launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the U.K., while AMERICAN IDOL did the same for Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, David Cook, Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard in the United States. 19 Entertainment produces the FOX summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE along with Dick Clark Productions.
About Dick Clark Productions
Founded in 1957, Dick Clark Productions has grown to become a leading independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such perennial hits as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," the "American Music Awards," the "Golden Globe Awards," the "Bloopers" specials and series, the "Daytime Emmy Awards," the "Academy of Country Music Awards" and the recent "Disney's American Teacher Awards," among others. The Company also is a leading creator of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to integrated marketing programs for major corporations.