The 14 season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE features highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 who will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more.
The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.
So many of them say, “I started when I was 9, dreaming about the day I’d be on ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’” It’s starting to be like a rite of passage for some dancers, because they are very marketable after this and our past dancers have been very successful. I think they’re really our first wedding, even though they weren’t on the same year — they met each other and did a lot of gigs together and fell in love and it’s just really the coolest thing.
n Early in Lythgoe's career, he learned to use techniques (eg.
multi-cameras) to film choreography well, a skill that would later lead to a TV career.
The show is almost 10 years old — how does that make you feel? I’m very grateful and really proud of the show, and all the dancers that come back.
I would say a good half of [this year’s contestants] are probably 18 — people that we’ve never seen before, and they’ve just been waiting for the day [they can audition]. One of our guest judges this year is gonna be t Witch, who was one of our past contestants, and he’s engaged to Allison Holker, who was another one of our contestants.
“I am thrilled that Mary will return to and I’m sure the fans will be, as well," said executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe.
"She brings an energy and enthusiasm that’s contagious, and I can’t wait for her to join me on the judging panel.[Laughs]Kathryn Mc Cormick, of course she got the lead role in the last “Step Up” movie, Alex Wong and Jess Le Protto, Neil [Haskell] too, they were all on Broadway.Danny Tidwell was on Broadway and of course Mark [Kanemura]is traveling with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eliana just talked to me like 3 weeks ago — she was our prima ballerina last year that won — and now she said “You’re not gonna believe what I’m doing — I’m traveling with Taylor Swift!Beginning in 1969, Lythgoe performed with the BBC's "Young Generation" dance troupe.He later became their choreographer in 1971 and choreographed over 500 television shows."She brings an energy and enthusiasm that's contagious and I can't wait for her to join me on the judging panel.