So You Think You Can Dance

Continuing Monday / 8:00pm FOX (US) US 45 min.
The summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, hosted by Cat Deeley, keeps viewers moving to a different beat as dancers skilled in everything from the 'street' styles of Hip-Hop, Krumping and Popping to Ballroom's Salsa, Quickstep and Jive compete to be named the nation's favorite. In the performance round, the 20 finalists dance for America's votes, and each week the six contestants comprising the bottom three couples are given a chance to perform solo routines to encourage viewers to keep them on the show. Then the judges decide which dancers stay in the competition and which two are eliminated.

Season 14

9 Episodes

Aug 14 2017
After making it through the auditions and Academy rounds, the Top 10 are revealed and get to perform live for the first time on the SYTYCD stage. Each one will dance with their All-Star in hopes of impressing the judges and America.
Aug 07 2017
The Academy comes to an end after a challenging callbacks round that featured tough choreography and incredible performances from dancers who gave it their all. Find out which finalists are one step closer to making it into the Top 10 to compete in the live shows.
Jul 31 2017
The Academy continues as the dancers do their best to prove they have what it takes to become America's Favorite Dancer.
Jul 24 2017
The judges have seen the best of the best from around the country and now it's time to find out who can take it to the next level. The first round of the Academy callbacks begin as the talented dancers vie for a spot in the Top 10.
Jul 17 2017
The New York auditions continue as the judges search for the best dancers in the nation.
Jul 10 2017
The judges head to New York to see what kind of talent the East Coast has to offer, as they continue their search for the best dancers in the nation.
Jun 26 2017
The second part of the auditions continue in Los Angeles as the judge’s search for the best dancers in the nation. Find out which dancers have what it takes to move on to “The Academy” callback rounds.
Jun 19 2017
The 14th season begins with the first round of auditions in Los Angeles, where contestants between the ages of 18 and 30 compete for a spot at ”The Academy” callbacks.
Jun 12 2017

Season 13

13 Episodes

After incredible auditions across America and weeks of jaw-dropping live performances, the nation will finally decide who joins the ranks of America's Favorite Dancers. The final 4 dancers show the judges and the country what they've got one last time before the winner is crowned.
Sep 12 2016
With only the best of the best remaining in the competition, the dancers must give it their all to stay on top. The Final Four continue to stun the judges and the nation with incredible performances in a week without eliminations.
Sep 05 2016
The competition reaches new heights as the Top 5 dancers perform for America's vote. Also: the show celebrates 250 episodes.
Aug 29 2016
Only the best of the best remain as the competition heats up. Find out who will survive the elimination and who will continue.
Aug 22 2016
As the competition moves forward, each dancer must prove that they belong in the running to become America's Favorite Dancer. Don't miss epic performances by the Top 8 and find out who has reached the end of his/her journey.
Aug 01 2016
Each dancer has another chance to wow the judges and win the hearts of the nation before one must say goodbye. Find out who will remain in the competition to become America's Favorite Dancer.
Jul 25 2016
After the Top 10 danced their hearts out for the nation's vote, one dancer must say goodbye. Who will stay in the running to become America's Favorite Dancer?
Jul 18 2016
After national auditions and the grueling Academy, the Top 10 get their chance to shine for the first time live on the SYTYCD stage. The best of the best dancers will perform with their All-Star in hopes of winning the hearts of the judges and America.
Jul 11 2016
The Academy continues as the dancers do their best to prove that they have what it takes to become America's Favorite Dancer. After rigorous auditions, tough choreography, and incredible performances for the judges, the Top 10 are revealed.
Jun 27 2016
The first round of the Academy begins as the young dancers fight for a spot among the elite.
Jun 20 2016
In the final set of auditions, judges Nigel, Paula, and Jason must decide which young dancers will continue in the competition to become America's Favorite Dancer.
Jun 13 2016
Judges Nigel, Paula, and Jason visit Chicago in their search for the best young dancers in the nation. Find out which dancers have what it takes to compete alongside America's All-Star favorites and who misses the mark.
Jun 06 2016
The audition rounds begin, showcasing America's most talented young dancers, ages 8-13. The judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, and Jason Derulo.
May 30 2016

Season 12

17 Episodes

Season 12 comes down to one moment for both Team Stage and Team Street. Find out which team's dancer has won the hearts of the country and who will take the title of America's Favorite Dancer.
Sep 14 2015
The four remaining Stage and Street dancers have the chance to perform one last time in hopes of becoming America's Favorite Dancer.
Sep 07 2015
The competition gets fierce as the final four dancers are revealed.
Aug 31 2015
Each dancer is put to the test as the competition gets more intense! Find out which Stage and Street dancers make the cut for the Top Six.
Aug 24 2015
The top 10 dancers perform in hope of making it to the next round; following an elimination, the top 8 dancers are revealed.
Aug 17 2015
The competition heats up with a double elimination as dancers from both teams fight to stay in the running to become America's Favorite Dancer.
Aug 10 2015
The top 16 dancers perform; two dancers are eliminated, revealing the top 14.
Aug 03 2015
The Top 18 will perform and two dancers will have to say goodbye.
Jul 27 2015
The show celebrates 10 years with live performances by some of the series' favorite dancers and choreographers, as well as present stage and street routines and musical productions from the last ten years.
Jul 21 2015
The results of the first vote of the season determines which Stage and Street dancers in the Top 20 will face elimination.
Jul 20 2015
On the first live show of the season, it's time for the Top 20 dancers to show America they have what it takes to win. Also: a special guest performer takes the stage.
Jul 13 2015
Callbacks continue in Las Vegas! Watch as the judges handpick the 10 Stage dancers and the 10 Street dancers who have what it takes to make it through the last round of callbacks.
Jul 06 2015
The judges have searched the nation for the best of the best, and now Stage and Street hopefuls head to Vegas for the first round of callbacks.
Jun 29 2015
The search for the next dancer to take the crown heads to the Big Apple! Judges Nigel, Paula, and Jason take on New York to find out which stage and street dancers have what it takes at the final audition stop before callbacks!
Jun 22 2015
Judges Nigel, Paula, and Jason take on the city of Angels in hopes of finding some big talent! The judges head to Los Angeles to continue their search for America's Favorite Dancer.
Jun 15 2015
Auditions continue as the judges search the country for the next dancer to take the crown as America's Favorite! Judges Nigel, Paula, and Jason head to Detroit to check out the best Stage and Street dancers in the Motor City.
Jun 08 2015
The audition rounds begin, showcasing America's most talented dancers from the stage and the street. The judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, and Jason Derulo. Also: an exclusive interview with honorary All-Star First Lady Michelle Obama.
Jun 01 2015

Season 11

15 Episodes

The winner is announced; guest judges Tara Lipinski, Adam Shankman, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Debbie Allen; Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul perform.
Sep 03 2014
The four finalists perform one last time, each paired with an all-star partner and also each other in the hope to be named America's Favorite Dancer next week; guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Jason Mraz performs.
Aug 27 2014
The Top 6 dancers perform with all-stars from previous seasons, but two more contestants are eliminated; guest judge Christina Applegate; Rixton performs “Me and My Broken Heart.”
Aug 20 2014
The Top 8 dancers perform with all-stars from previous seasons. Each pair dances to a Michael Jackson song, including the new release, "A Place With No Name." Jenna Dewan Tatum is the guest judge. The dance crew Control Freakz performs.
Aug 13 2014
The Top 10 dancers perform with all-stars from previous seasons. Tara Lipinski is a guest judge. Christina Perri performs "Burning Gold."
Aug 06 2014
The Top 14 dancers perform, but four contestants are eliminated instead of just 2. Christina Applegate is the guest judge and Academy of Villains performs.
Jul 30 2014
The Top 16 dancers perform, but two contestants are eliminated. Misty Copeland is the guest judge. Lucy Hale performs "Lie a Little Better."
Jul 23 2014
The Top 18 dancers perform, but two contestants are eliminated. Ballerina Misty Copeland is the guest judge. A Great Big World performs "Say Something."
Jul 16 2014
The Top 20 dancers perform for a second time, but two contestants are eliminated.
Jul 09 2014
The Top 20 dancers perform live. Jason Derulo is a guest judge, and also performs "Wiggle" with Snoop Dogg.
Jul 02 2014
The contestants go to Pasadena, Cal., for callbacks to compete for a spot in the Top 20. The guest judges are Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Irina Dvorovenko, Tara Lipinski, and Adam Shankman.
Jun 25 2014
Hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta; guest judges Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Charles "Lil Buck" Riley.
Jun 18 2014
The third round of auditions features dancers in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Christina Applegate is the guest judge in Los Angeles, while Billy Porter and Misty Copeland share the honor in Philadelphia.
Jun 11 2014
The search for "America's Favorite Dancer" continues tonight when So You Think You Can Dance heads to Chicago and Los Angeles. Watch what happens when the most gifted dancers – skilled in a variety of dance styles, including jazz and krumping – all compete for a prized spot on the live shows in Los Angeles.
Jun 04 2014
So You Think You Can Dance soars into its 11th season this May with a two-hour premiere event showcasing America's most talented dancers during the audition rounds. In Season 11, producers 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 callbacks in Los Angeles, where they work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. See who struts into the judges' hearts and who trips up.
May 28 2014

Season 10

18 Episodes

Sep 10 2013
Sep 03 2013
Aug 27 2013
Aug 20 2013
Aug 13 2013
Aug 06 2013
Jul 30 2013
Jul 23 2013
Jul 09 2013
Jul 02 2013
Jun 25 2013
Jun 18 2013
Jun 11 2013
Jun 04 2013
May 28 2013
May 21 2013
May 15 2013
May 14 2013

Season 9

15 Episodes

Sep 18 2012
Sep 11 2012
The Top 6 dancers perform with All-Stars from previous seasons, and two more are eliminated. Christine Applegate is the guest judge.
Sep 05 2012
The Top 8 dancers perform with All-Stars from previous seasons, and two more are eliminated. Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") is the guest judge.
Aug 29 2012
The Top 10 dancers perform with All-Stars from previous seasons, and two more are eliminated. Also: a performance by L.A. Dance Project. "Black Swan" choreographer Benjamin Millepied is the guest judge.
Aug 22 2012
The Top 14 dancers' performances include a tribute to choreographer Mia Michaels, and four finalists are eliminated. Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, choreographers and founders of the modern dance troupe Ballet Boyz, are the guest judges.
Aug 15 2012
Last week, the Top 20 dancers were whittled down to 16. On Wednesday night, those 16 competitors did their best to impress, hoping to win over fans and judges before the Top 14 and the names of the two dancers going home tonight were announced at the end of the show.
Jul 25 2012
After competing in an electrifying first live show, the Top 20 performers of Season 9 took to the stage again to dance for their lives and your votes. By the end of the night, we'd find out which four dancers would be going home after last week's vote.
Jul 18 2012
The first official night of Season 9 competition.
Jul 11 2012
They've strutted their stuff and experienced an emotional roller coaster ride to get this point. Now the 35 remaining dancers who survived Vegas Callbacks have to walk the Green Mile to find out if they've made it into this season's Top 20. It's time to find out which of your favorites are in and who's going home, as we celebrate So You Think You Can Dance's 200th episode!
Jun 27 2012
The judges have traveled across the country in search of America's favorite dancer. Tens upon thousands of dancin' fools shook their moneymakers for the chance to join the competition. Almost 200 have made it to the next step on their journey: the Las Vegas callback round. For the next four days, these dancers would strive to survive the massive cuts in Sin City and earn a spot in Season 9's Top 20.
Jun 20 2012
Breathtaking beauty, raw power, and awe-inspiring are just some of the way to describe the Salt Lake City scenery - and the many hopefuls living in and around Utah who were waiting for their chance to earn that Golden Ticket to Las Vegas.
Jun 13 2012
The quest to find America's Favorite Dancer next came to "Hot-lanta" - Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, So You Think You Can Dance found champion Melanie Moore here. So the contestants and judges had high hopes for the Peach State's most populous city.
Jun 06 2012
After getting off to a raucous start in New York City and Dallas, So You Think You Can Dance continued its search for America's Favorite Dancers as the show hopefuls auditioned at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
May 30 2012
Now in its ninth season, the hit show So You Think You Can Dance began with auditions in New York City, one of the world's capitals of dance, then moved on to the cowboy capital of the world, Dallas, for more auditions.
May 24 2012

Season 8

23 Episodes

The winner is announced.
Aug 11 2011
Hoping to become America's Favorite Dancer the final four contestants will perform
Aug 10 2011
2 of 6 Eliminated
Aug 04 2011
In Part 1 of the Season Finale, the final 6 dancers perform for America's vote in hopes of becoming America's Favorite Dancer.
Aug 03 2011
Two contestants are eliminated.
Jul 28 2011
The remaining eight contestants perform.
Jul 27 2011
Two contestants are eliminated
Jul 21 2011
The top 10 contestants perform.
Jul 20 2011
Two more dancers are eliminated as the 10 finalists are revealed.
Jul 14 2011
The remaining 12 dancers compete for inclusion in the top 10.
Jul 13 2011
The final 12 dancers are revealed as two more performers are eliminated.
Jul 07 2011
The 14 remaining dancers perform.
Jul 06 2011
The final 14 dancers are revealed as two more performers are eliminated.
Jun 30 2011
The 16 remaining dancers perform.
Jun 29 2011
Two of the final 18 dancers are sent home.
Jun 23 2011
The remaining 18 dancers perform for a chance to impress the judges. Two more will be eliminated at the end of the episode.
Jun 22 2011
Two dancers are eliminated; Jessie J. performs.
Jun 16 2011
The Top 20 dancers are paired up and get their first chance to perform. The judges eliminate two dancers as the show ends.
Jun 15 2011
The top 20 finalists perform.
Jun 09 2011
The call-backs for Las Vegas
Jun 08 2011
Dancers audition for the judges in Los Angeles
Jun 02 2011
Dancers audition for the judges in New York and Salt Lake City.
Jun 01 2011
Dancers audition for the judges.
May 26 2011

Season 7

23 Episodes

A Season 7 winner is chosen in the conclusion of the two-part finale.
Aug 12 2010
In Part 1 of the two-part Season 7 finale, the final three dancers perform.
Aug 11 2010
One of the Top 4 dancers is eliminated.
Aug 05 2010
The Top 4 dancers perform.
Aug 04 2010
Two of the Top 6 dancers are eliminated. Also: performances by Christian TV; and dancers from the 2010 film "Step Up 3-D."
Jul 29 2010
The Top 6 dancers perform.
Jul 28 2010
One of the Top 6 dancers is eliminated.
Jul 22 2010
The Top 6 dancers perform.
Jul 21 2010
One of the Top 7 dancers is eliminated.
Jul 15 2010
The Top 7 dancers perform.
Jul 14 2010
One of the Top 8 dancers is eliminated.
Jul 08 2010
The Top 8 dancers perform.
Jul 07 2010
One of the Top 9 dancers is eliminated.
Jul 01 2010
The Top 9 dancers perform.
Jun 30 2010
One of the Top 10 dancers is eliminated.
Jun 24 2010
The Top 10 dancers perform.
Jun 23 2010
One of the Top 11 dancers is eliminated.
Jun 17 2010
The 11 remaining dancers perform.
Jun 16 2010
The hardest auditions are over and it's time to meet the top 11 dancers, who will compete for the title "America's Favorite Dancer".
Jun 10 2010
The call-backs for Las Vegas continue.
Jun 09 2010
The search continues tonight for America's Favorite Dancer when So You Think You Can Dance wraps up this season's auditions and moves to Las Vegas for callbacks. See what happens when the best dancers - skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping - all compete for a coveted spot in the Top 10.
Jun 03 2010
The search continues tonight for America's Favorite Dancer when So You Think You Can Dance travels the country in a special two-hour audition episode. See what happens when the best dancers - skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping - all compete for a coveted spot in the Top 10.
Jun 02 2010
The search begins tonight for America's Favorite Dancer when So You Think You Can Dance travels the country in a special two-hour audition episode. See what happens when the best dancers - skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping - all compete for a coveted spot in the Top 10.
May 27 2010

Season 6

24 Episodes

Adam Lambert performs. The winner is announced.
Dec 16 2009
The top six contestants perform.
Dec 15 2009
Kris Allen and Wonder Girls perform. Two contestants are eliminated.
Dec 09 2009
The remaining eight contestants perform.
Dec 08 2009
Two contestants are eliminated; special performances by Snoop Dogg with Quest Crew and Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
Dec 02 2009
The top 10 contestants perform.
Dec 01 2009
Shakira performs. Two more dancers are eliminated as the 10 finalists are revealed.
Nov 25 2009
The remaining 12 dancers compete for inclusion in the top 10.
Nov 24 2009
Orianthi performs. The final 12 dancers are revealed as two more performers are eliminated.
Nov 18 2009
The 14 remaining dancers perform.
Nov 17 2009
Two of the final 16 dancers are sent home.
Nov 11 2009
The 16 dancers who remain in the competition perform.
Nov 10 2009
The remaining 18 dancers perform for a chance to impress the judges. Two more will be eliminated at the end of the episode.
Nov 03 2009
The Top 20 dancers are paired up and get their first chance to perform. The judges eliminate two dancers as the show ends.
Oct 27 2009
Meet the Top 20 contestants in their one chance to perform without the fear of being eliminated.
Oct 26 2009
The dancers compete in the final round in Las Vegas. Later, the names of the Top 20 are revealed.
Oct 21 2009
The call-backs for Las Vegas continue.
Oct 14 2009
Las Vegas call-backs begin.
Oct 07 2009
Dancers from across the country audition in hopes of impressing the judges.
Oct 06 2009
Round five of auditions continue.
Sep 30 2009
Dancers auditioning for a chance to earn a ticket for Las Vegas Callbacks.
Sep 29 2009
Auditions in Boston, Massachusetts. Dancers try to impress the judges and earn a ticket for Las Vegas Callbacks. The guest judge joining the panel this week is Tyce Diorio.
Sep 23 2009
Auditions continues in Phoenix, Arizona. Dancers try to impress the judges and earn a ticket for Las Vegas Callbacks. The guest judge joining the panel this week is Mia Michaels.
Sep 16 2009
The all-new fall season of So You Think You Can Dance begins with dancers auditioning in Los Angeles, California for a chance to earn a ticket for Las Vegas Callbacks. Adam Shankman helps out Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe on the judge's panel.
Sep 09 2009

Season 5

23 Episodes

This two-hour season finale will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. From the Top 4, America's Favorite Dancer will be revealed.
Aug 06 2009
This is the first part of the season finale. Hoping to become America's Favorite Dancer the final four contestants will perform at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Aug 05 2009
Two more dancers are eliminated and the final four dancers to perform in the finale are revealed. Sean Paul performs & JabbaWockeeZ performs.
Jul 30 2009
In this two-hour episode, the remaining 6 dancers perform.
Jul 29 2009
In the series 100th episode, Season 2 contestants Travis Wall and Heidi Groskreutz dance to a pair of Wade Robson's routines, and Season 3's Jaimie Goodwin and Hok Konishi perform Mia Michael's "The Bench." Lastly, 2 of the final 8 dancers are eliminated.
Jul 23 2009
The remaining eight dancers will be paired with new partners for this week's performances. Guest Judges include comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels.
Jul 22 2009
The final 10 dancers await the elimination of 2 more contestants. Plus, a performance by the Black Eyed Peas.
Jul 16 2009
The top 10 dancers perform.
Jul 15 2009
Two more of the remaining 12 dancers are voted off the show. Singers Kelly Rowland and David Guetta perform.
Jul 09 2009
The top 12 dancers perform.
Jul 08 2009
Two more of the remaining 14 dancers are voted off the show. A pas de deux is performed by dancers Desmond Richardson and Patricia Hachey.
Jul 02 2009
The top 14 dancers perform.
Jul 01 2009
Two of the top 16 dancers are eliminated from the competition.
Jun 25 2009
The top 16 dancers perform.
Jun 24 2009
The final 18 dancers will be cut down to 16 at the end of the evening.
Jun 18 2009
The remaining 18 dancers hit the stage again for this week's performances.
Jun 17 2009
Two of the top 20 dancers are eliminated from the competition. Rapper Sean Kingston performs.
Jun 11 2009
The Top 20 dancers hit the stage for their first chance to compete.
Jun 10 2009
The second set of 20 dancers are brought back for a second audition in Las Vegas.
Jun 04 2009
The contestants are called back in Las Vegas for the first time.
Jun 03 2009
Los Angeles and Seattle are the sites for the rounds of auditions.
May 28 2009
Season five's second installment features auditions from Miami and Memphis.
May 27 2009
Dancers audition in Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Tenn., Miami, New York and Seattle.
May 21 2009

Season 4

23 Episodes

Kicking off the bloated, two-hour finale of "So You Think You Can Dance?" host Cat Deeley noted that the season had consumed 35 hours of television. Gotta love summer TV. Six judges sat on the panel for the finale: Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Lil C and regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe. The night began with a quick video journey back through the season.
Aug 07 2008
It was the first part of the two-night finale on "So You Think You Can Dance?" and host Cat Deeley threw a curve ball at us from the start. In an effort to change things up -- and perhaps to stretch another episode into two hours! -- each of the remaining dancers would perform with every other dancer. That meant the two girls would dance with each other, as would the two guys. Suddenly, those rumors of Lance Bass pairing up with another dude on "Dancing with the Stars" don't seem so special, huh? During the introduction, there was no immediately mention of the reports that Twitch and Joshua were rushed to the hospital earlier in the week after suffering from dehydration during rehearsals. Guest judge Mandy Moore joined regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe and Cat got the action started quickly, introducing the first dance from Courtney and Twitch.
Aug 06 2008
Just six contestants remained, but that number on Thursday would be trimmed to the final four dancers still in the running for the title of America's favorite dancer on "So You Think You Can Dance?" Guest judge Adam Shankman announced that in addition to the $100,000 cash prize and the spot in a Las Vegas show, the winning dancer will also get a featured role in an upcoming movie he's producing. No details. That's just the prize. So, you know, yay! After the first commercial break, judge Nigel Lythgoe went all "Debbie Downer" on the dancers, telling them that they'll have to prepare themselves for rejection. In a minute-long speech, he said the word rejection -- or some form of it -- seven times, telling them dancers that by the end of the show, five of them will have been rejected. He said they should not dwell on it, but use it to propel themselves toward other opportunities. He then told them that each of them pulled in more than 1 million votes after Wednesday's performance show. Mary got emotional while telling them how proud she is of the progress they've made, and Adam told them to cherish the experience they've had on the show and to treat their fans well. All six dancers then performed their solos, and it would be the last time around the stage for two of them.
Jul 31 2008
With just six dancers left, we finally reached the glorious time of the summer when even "So You Think You Can Dance?" couldn't stretch itself to two hours. That meant instead of a bloated 120 minutes, viewers were treated to a packed 60 minutes as each couple performed twice and each individual dancer offered up a solo. Guest judge Adam Shankman joined regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe, and away we went..
Jul 30 2008
Thursday night's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?" spelled the end of the road for two more dancers who pulled in the lowest number of votes. The opening dance was a cool, futuristic hip-hop looking deal that was pretty captivating. Guest judge Toni Basil's speech about how she got into dancing, not so much. Host Cat Deeley asked Basil to talk about how much of a challenge it is for the dancers to learn all the different styles they have to know on the show and Basil's response was, essentially, that there are all kinds of dance and you'll never be able to master them.
Jul 24 2008
Just two weeks away from the finale, eight contestants remained on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?" Four girls and four guys continued in the competition for the title of America's favorite dancer. The dancers picked new partners and routines out of a hat for this round of the competition. Every couple would perform twice and every dancer would perform a solo. Translation: Fox has two hours to fill! Guest judge Toni Basil (of "Mickey" fame) joined regulars Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy. She got a chance to plug her current projects, working with Bette Midler on her Las Vegas show and Tina Turner on her tour.
Jul 23 2008
Before we get going, Jessica comes out and informs Cat that she has broken a few of her ribs and is out of the competition. Left with an odd number of female dancers, the show has decided to bring back the recently booted Comfort for tonight's show. Cat introduces us to tonight's judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Lil' C, adding again that the threesome no longer has to make any cuts, with only the public's vote deciding future eliminations. The couples have been changed at random, with the girls drawing a new guy from a hat. Also, since the public will be voting on its favorite individuals, everybody will be dancing a solo during the show.
Jul 17 2008
"Finally," host Cat Deeley tells us, we're down the final ten. Cat adds that now America's voting will be the only factor in who advances and who is cut.
Jul 16 2008
Host Cat Deeley is decked out ominously in black as she welcomes us to the show and tells us the judges will have to eliminate one more guy and one more girl. We open with a modest Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo routine featuring all 12 dancers wearing jackets which turn out to be glow-in-the-dark. Cat explains that three couples with have to dance for their show lives and were introduced to Mia Michaels, Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythegoe.
Jul 10 2008
Host Cat Deeley reminds viewers that the final six couples will be competing for a place in "your" Top10. We're introduced to the final 12 dancers, followed by judges Mia Michaels, Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythegoe.
Jul 09 2008
After a wild opening Broadway routine choreographed by Tice D'Orio, it was time to cut two more contestants on Thursday's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?" But first, viewers were treated to a montage of D'Orio ripping into dancers during the earliest audition rounds.
Jul 03 2008
Host Cat Deeley promised at the outset that the final 14 dancers will face some changes and the competition would get more difficult for the final seven couples. She soon explained that each of the couples would have to dance twice for the first time this season. Hip hop choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo served as guest judges, joining regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.
Jul 02 2008
After some kind of freakish group dance routine that's definitely going to cause some nightmares, it was time to find out which two contestants would be sent home on "So You Think You Can Dance?" on Thursday. Host Cat Deeley handled the duties of introducing guest judge Adam Shankman, who again joined regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe. Cat said it was time to get right to business and introduced the first three couples that would get news on whether they were still in the competition for $250,000 and a chance to perform in Las Vegas. The bottom three couples would perform solo routines before the judges decide which guy and which girl were out.
Jun 26 2008
It was down to eight couples Wednesday night on So You Think You Can Dance? as choreographer and general friend of the show Adam Shankman joined regular judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe. Mary said this would be the shows best year ever because at this point in past seasons they've generally had a better idea of who the front-runners are. Nigel took a moment to pay tribute to legendary dancer and actress Cyd Charisse, who died last week. He and Adam suggested that folks go rent some of her classic movies, including Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Silk Stockings and Brigadoon. Nigel called her a remarkable woman and real star of dance. Host Cat Deeley said each couple would say a bit out their partners before each dance.
Jun 25 2008
After a slamming hip hop routine to open the show -- it ended with Gev holding a headstand for what seemed like five minutes, and host Cat Deeley couldn't even throw him off by tickling his ribs -- it was time to eliminate two more dancers on "So You Think You Can Dance?" As usual, the bottom three couples would be asked to perform individual routines in their own styles, with the judges making the final decision on which guy and which girl would go home. Guest judge Mia Michaels again joined regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.
Jun 19 2008
It was down to the final 18 Tuesday on "So You Think You Can Dance?" as Mia Michaels joined judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe. She promised that this season is going to be "benoodles," which she explained meant "insane." She said there are a few dancers in the final that she won't be sad to see leave, but the majority are fantastic.
Jun 18 2008
The first results show of the season on "So You Think You Can Dance?" started with a bizarre group dance that included judge Nigel Lythgoe getting kidnapped, bound and gagged and left at the center of the stage awaiting host Cat Deeley to free him. Cat quickly explained the process once again, saying that the three couples with the least votes will dance for their lives, performing solos in their own style. In the end, the judges will decide on one guy and one girl who will go home. Dan Karaty again joined Lythgoe and Mary Murphy on the judging panel.
Jun 12 2008
After five two-hour audition shows, it was down to the final 20 performers who will vie for the title and $250,000 on the fourth season of "So You Think You Can Dance?" After a topsy-turvy intro in which each of the finalists got a few seconds to show off their moves (Dramamine, anyone?), host Cat Deeley laid out the process: the top 20 will be split into 10 couples and each week they'll pick their dance styles randomly out of a hat. They'll perform and the voters pick their favorites. On Thursdays, the three lowest vote-getting couples will be announced and those six dancers will perform solos before the judges decide which guy and which girl is going home. Guest judge Dan Karaty joined Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe for the first episode. And we're off!
Jun 11 2008
Auditions in six cities brought more than 200 dancers to Las Vegas for the callbacks on "So You Think You Can Dance?" By the end of the two-hour episode, that group would be hacked to the 20 finalists -- 10 guys and 10 girls -- that will compete for the top prize this season. Host Cat Deeley promised the most competitive Vegas week ever, with the dancers being challenged each day in a different types of choreography. The six-judge panel included husband-and-wife choreography team Tabitha and Napoleon, Mia Michaels and Debbie Allen, who joined regular judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.
Jun 05 2008
It's fair to say that when most Americans think "dance" they think ... Milwaukee? Well, that was where "So You Think You Can Dance?" made its final stop in the auditions for the 2008 season before heading to Las Vegas for the second round. Who knows what the famous beer brewing city could produce? "Laverne & Shirley's" Milwaukee-based skipping down the street was pretty catchy... After an opening montage that showed judge Nigel Lythgoe having pretty bizarre reactions to hip hop dancers throughout the audition process, it was time to get down to business. Sort of. It seemed like the producers had a little extra time to kill, so they offered up auditions from previous cities that they hadn't shown before. The first was Michael Kim, who auditioned in Washington, D.C., and popped his way to Vegas, where his fate was sealed in Season 2 after failing to make the mark in the samba. Next up were a couple of roommates in the Los Angeles audition. Katee Shean, the first of the duo, made it to Vegas. Her friend, Natalie Reid, got through, too. In D.C., a salsa dancing couple, Janette Manrara and Romulo Villaverde brought the crowd to its feet with some very impressive dips and lifts. But it was only good enough to get them to the choreography round. Janette faced the judges first, and got a ticket to Vegas. Romulo, not so much.
Jun 04 2008
Host Cat Deeley whisked fans away to Charleston, S.C., for the third two-hour night of auditions on "So You Think You Can Dance?" on Thursday night. Joining judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy in the best mannered city in America was choreographer Tice D'Orio,who's worked with Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Paula Abdul, among others.
May 29 2008
It was freezing cold outside in Salt Lake City, site of the first set of auditions in Tuesday's two-hour episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?" Would the dancers heat things up inside? Guest judge Mandy Moore joined judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy for two days in Utah as they came away with 42 dancers who moved on to the Las Vegas audition. As usual, the dancers each had one minute to dance for the judges, after which they'd either get a ticket to Las Vegas for the next round, be sent home, or be asked to join the group choreography routine at the end of the day for a second chance.
May 28 2008
The fourth season of "So You Think You Can Dance" kicked off Thursday night with a two-hour audition show from Los Angeles. Host Cat Deeley and regular judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe were joined by Mia Michaels as they came face to face with the best and, of course, the worst that the dancing world had to offer. Dancers got one minute in front of the judges, and those with overwhelming "yes" votes moved on to the next round in Las Vegas, absolute "no" votes went home, and in-between dancers would be brought back at the end for a second chance in a group choreography routine. The first real joker of the evening was the man they call "Sex," who was making his third audition show appearance and, once again, making a fool of himself. Nigel lambasted the guy, telling him he "must just enjoy watching himself look stupid on television." And Nigel refused to call him "Sex" anymore, either. A visually impaired girl named Laura tried her best, but the judges didn't think her choreography was strong enough to remain in the competition. Mia, though, got very emotional and called the girl an inspiration because she had a close friend who lost their eyesight.
May 22 2008

Season 3

23 Episodes

One by one the remaining four dancers are eliminated, leaving room for only one... America's Favorite Dancer of 2007!
Aug 16 2007
The top 4 dancers perform one more time before one of them is awarded America's favorite dancer. This week, each dancer will dance one dance with each of the other 3, as well as a solo in their own style. Judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and special guest judge Dan Karaty.
Aug 15 2007
Two of the remaining 6 dancers, 1 guy & 1 girl will be voted off leaving 4 to compete in the finale.
Aug 13 2007
The competitions starts heating up even more as the final six dancers perform for America's vote. Judges for the evening are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and quest judge for the second time this season, Debbie Allen.
Aug 08 2007
Once again the results of America's votes will be revealed. Every contestants will perform a solo to show America what they can do, but it will not change the results from America's votes. One girl and one boy will be leaving the show tonight.
Aug 02 2007
The top 8 dancers will be dancing for America's votes. They will be performing two dances, in pairs. For the second time this season, Adam Shankman will be joining Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe at the judges table.
Aug 01 2007
Tonight the results of America's votes will be revealed. The two guys and two girls who pulled the lowest votes from America will be dancing a solo. It will not change the results though. The girl and the boy with lowest votes will leave the show tonight.
Jul 26 2007
The top ten dancers perform, in hopes of becoming America's favorite dancer.
Jul 25 2007
Tonight the results of America's votes will be revealed. The three couples with the lowest number of votes will "dance for their lives." Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and guest judge Wade Robson will decide who will move on to the next round. After this episode the couples will be randomly picked by a girl who gets to pick a boys name from a hat.
Jul 19 2007
The top twelve dancers compete for the title of America's Favorite Dancer. Cat Deeley hosts. The three judges to help America decide are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and special guest judge Wade Robson.
Jul 18 2007
Tonight the results of America's votes will be revealed, leaving the bottom 3 couples to "dance for their life." Who will go home?
Jul 12 2007
The top 14 dancers dance for the title of Americas favorite dancer. The host is Cat Deeley. The judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and special guest judge Adam Shankman, a choreographer from the new dance movie Hairspray.
Jul 11 2007
It's time for the Top 16 results show, and the bottom three of the males and females will be dancing for their lives. One will be cut from each category. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and special guest judge Debbie Allen will decide who goes home.
Jun 28 2007
The top 16 contestants dance choreographed routines for the viewers votes. Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and special guest judge Debbie Allen.
Jun 27 2007
Viewer votes and the bottom three groups are revealed. Three men, and three women must dance for the judges votes. In the end, one male and one female will be sent home. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Mia Michaels are again the judges.
Jun 21 2007
The top 20 contestants dance various styles of choreographed routines in pairs for the chance to be the winner of a $250,000 prize. Viewers will vote on tonight's performance and the 3 couples with the lowest number of votes will be in danger of being eliminated. Each of the 3 girls and 3 guys will perform solos in their respective genres to convince the judges to keep them in the running. One female contestant and one male contestant will be cut.
Jun 20 2007
The first LIVE results show revealing America's vote will air, and one male and one female performer will be sent home. Special guest Lloyd performs "Get it Shawty". Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Dan Karaty were on the judging panel.
Jun 14 2007
Then it will be up to America to help decide who stays in the competition. The first performance show featuring the Top 20 dancers will air Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following night, Thursday, June 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/PT tape-delayed), the first LIVE results show revealing America's vote will air, and one male and one female performer will be sent home.
Jun 13 2007
Talented dancers who spark the judges' interest during auditions are invited to call-backs in Las Vegas! This is where they work with top choreographers. During the call-back week, the judges choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition. The Las Vegas Round will air Wednesday, June 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when the top 20 finalists 10 males and 10 females will be announced.
Jun 07 2007
Talented dancers who spark the judges' interest during auditions are invited to call-backs in Las Vegas, where they work with top choreographers. During the call-back week, the judges choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition. The Las Vegas Round will air Wednesday, June 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), when the top 20 finalists 10 males and 10 females will be announced.
Jun 06 2007
The last stop on the tour is in Atlanta. Next episode, the dancers who have been chosen by the judges in the auditions will proceed to the Las Vegas Callbacks.
May 31 2007
The auditions continue in Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL.
May 30 2007
The season premiere starts with auditions in New York.
May 24 2007

Season 2

23 Episodes

Finale 2x23
Through a series of dances, both new and old, the final winner of the season is revealed.
Aug 16 2006
This week, Cat introduced us to Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Brian Friedman as our judges. Then, the dance performances started. This week, each dancer performed with every other dancer. Heidi and Travis performed a disco routine and then Donyelle and Benji danced the Viennese Waltz. Next, Cat showed a clip of the dancers going to see "Step Up." Heidi was the first to perform her solo. Then, Benji and Travis danced hip-hop, Donyelle performed her solo, Travis danced solo, Heidi and Donyelle performed broadway, Benji performed his solo, Donyelle and Travis danced contemporary, and Heidi and Benji performed a salsa dance. The evening closed with the entire group dancing pop. Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Aug 09 2006
The remaining 6 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Mia Michaels and set to "Hide and Seek." Then, Cat showed a recap of last week's dances and backstage clips from last week. Next, the remaining dancers performed their solos. Natalie danced to "I Would Die for You," Heidi danced to "Hey Mama," and Donyelle performed to "Buttons." Next, Travis danced to "Flying Without Wings (A Capella Version)," Ivan performed to "I Question Mark," and Benji performed to "Brown Derby Jump." Amarion performed live on the show and then Cat delivered the bad news. For the females, Natalie and Donyelle were in the bottom 2. And, for the males Benji and Ivan were in the bottom 2.
Aug 03 2006
Top 6 2x20
This week, Cat introduced us to Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Mia Michaels as our judges. Then, the dance performances started. Ivan and Natalie performed a jive routine, Travis performed a solo, Benji and Donyelle danced broadway, Natalie danced her solo, Travis and Heidi danced a smooth waltz, Ivan performed his solo, Benji and Donyelle performed again to a hip-hop routine, Heidi performed her solo, Ivan and Natalie performed their contemporary dance, Benji danced his solo, Travis and Heidi danced again to a pop routine, and Donyelle performed her solo. Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Aug 02 2006
The remaining 8 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Tyce Di Orio and set to "Cell Block Tango." Then, Cat showed a recap of last week's dances and backstage clips from last week. Next, Cat revealed the bottom 2 male and female dancers. For the females, Natalie and Allison were in the bottom 2. And, for the males Ryan and Travis were in the bottom 2. Each dancer in the bottom 2 performed a solo and then Busta Rhymes performed live. Cat announced which dancers were sent home and those 2 dancers each performed another solo.
Jul 27 2006
Top 8 2x18
This week, Cat introduced us to Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty as our judges. Then, the dance performances started. Donyelle and Travis performed a hip-hop routine, Allison and Ivan danced the Argentine Tango, Natalie and Ryan danced a disco routine, and Heidi and Benji danced broadway. For the second round, Donyelle and Travis performed a quick step, Allison and Ivan danced hip-hop, Natalie and Ryan danced a contemporary routine, and Heidi and Benji closed the show and performed a mambo. Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jul 26 2006
The remaining 10 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Wade Robson and set to "Ramalama (Bang Bang)." Next, Cat revealed the bottom 2 male and female dancers. For the females, Martha and Natalie were in the bottom 2. And, for the males Dmitry and Ryan were in the bottom 2. Each dancer in the bottom 2 performed their solo from last night and then Chris Brown performed "Gimme That." Cat announced which dancers were sent home and those 2 dancers performed their solos again.
Jul 20 2006
Top 10 2x16
This week, Cat introduced us to Nigel Lithgoe, Cicley and Olisa, and Jean-Marc Genereux as our judges. This week, pairs were randomly drawn. Each pair danced twice and each dancer performed a solo. Ivan and Martha performed a hip-hop routine, then Donyelle performed her solo. Travis and Heidi danced the Paso Doble, Ryan and Allison danced a contemporary routine, and the next batch of solos included Martha and Ivan. Next, Dmitry and Donyelle danced the lindy hop, Benji and Natalie performed a jazz routine, and Heidi's solo came next. Ivan and Martha danced a smooth waltz and then Travis performed his solo. Ryan and Allison danced broadway style, and Natalie performed her solo with Benji following-up. Donyelle and Dmitry performed a samba, Travis and Heidi danced a contemporary piece, and Allison performed a solo. Next, Benji and Natalie danced hip hop and Ryan's solo finished the night. Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jul 19 2006
The remaining 12 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Doriona Sanchez and set to "Born to be Alive." Next, we saw backstage and recap footage from last week and then Nigel revealed a change in rules.Partners will now be randomly chosen (in the same style as last season) instead of partners staying together until one is voted off. Dancers will now do 3 dances - 2 with their partner and 1 solo. America will now vote for soloists instead of partners. Judges will be taken out of the equation, with elimination relying only on America's votes.Next, Cat revealed which couples were put up for elimination.The first group of couples was: Benji and Donyelle who were safe, and Dmitry and Ashlee who were not safe.The second group brought forward was: Travis and Martha who were not safe, and Ryan and Heidi who were safe.The third group brought forward was: Ivan and Allison who were safe, and Musa and Natalie who were not safe.Each dancer in the eliminated couples performed a solo of their choice for the judges.While the judges took a break to decide which contestants should go home, the Pussycat Dolls performed.When the judges returned, they announced who they decided to send home.
Jul 13 2006
Top 12 2x14
This episode started right into the dancing without introduction to this week's judges: Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Brian Friedman.This week's pairs danced together:Musa and Natalie danced hip-hop, Ryan and Heidi performed the cha-cha, Ivan and Allison performed contemporary, Dmitry and Ashlee danced a pop routine, Marth and Travis performed the foxtrot, and Benji and Donyelle danced Broadway style.Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jul 12 2006
The remaining 14 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Mary Murphy and set to "Footloose." Next, we saw backstage and recap footage from last week and then Cat revealed which couples were put up for elimination.The first group of couples was: Natalie and Musa who were safe, and Donyelle and Benji who were also safe.The second group brought forward was: Martha and Travis who were safe, Heidi and Ryan who were not safe, and Jessica and Jaymz who were not safe.The third group brought forward was: Ashlee and Dmitry who were safe, and Allison and Ivan who were not safe.Each dancer in the eliminated couples performed a solo of their choice for the judges.While the judges took a break to decide which contestants should go home, Ne-Yo performed.When the judges returned, they announced who they decided to send home.
Jul 06 2006
Top 14 2x12
The episode began with never-before-seen audition clips. Then, Cat introduced us to this week's judges: Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty, and we saw Lil' perform with his crew.This week's pairs danced together:Ryan and Heidi danced hip-hop, Travis and Martha performed a salsa routine, Dmitry and Ashlee performed contemporary, Musa and Natalie danced a disco routine, Benji and Donyelle performed the Vienesse Waltz, Ivan and Allison danced the West Coast Swing and Jaymz and Jessica danced hip-hop.Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jul 05 2006
The remaining 16 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Shane Sparks and set to a "Poison." Next, Cat brought forward the contestants in 4 sets with each set containing 2 couples.The first set of couples was: Ivan and Allison who were safe, and Heidi and Ryan who were safe.The second set brought forward was: Ashlee and Ben who were not safe, and Martha and Travis who were safe.The third set brought forward was: Jessica and Jaymz who were not safe, and Benji and Donyelle who were safe.The fourth set brought forward was: Natalie and Musa who were safe, and Aleksandra and Dmitry who were not safe.Each dancer in the eliminated couples performed a solo of their choice for the judges.While the judges took a break to decide which contestants should go home, Natasha Bedingfield performed.When the judges returned, they announced who they decided to send home.
Jun 29 2006
Top 16 2x10
The episode opened with clips of the judge's favorite moments followed by a clip of the dancers "behind the scenes" after last week's elimination. Then Hop, Swing and a Jump performed.Then, Cat introduced this episode's judges: Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy, and Olisa and Cicely.This week's pairs danced together: Ashlee and Ben danced a hip-hop routine, Heidi and Ryan danced the cuban rumba, Aleksandra and Dmitry danced a waltz, Allison and Ivan danced the argentine tango, Donyelle and Benji danced pop jazz, Natalie and Musa performed the quick step, Jessica and Jaymz danced a contemporary piece, and Martha and Travis danced hip-hop.Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jun 28 2006
The remaining 18 dancers performed an opening number choreographed by Dan Karaty and set to a "Get Up Offa That Thing." Next, Cat brought forward the contestants in 3 sets with each set containing 3 couples.The first set of couples was: Jessica and James who were safe, Ben and Ashlee who were safe, and Joy and Dmitry who were not safe, and put into the "danger zone.The second set brought forward was: Martha and Travis, Benji and Donyelle, and Musa and Natalie. Cat announced all at once that they were all safe. The third set was: Aleksandra and Jason who were not safe, Heidi and Ryan who were also not safe, and Ivan and Allison who were safe.Each dancer in the eliminated couples performed a solo of their choice for the judges.While the judges took a break to decide which contestants should go home, Rhianna performed "S.O.S."When the judges returned, they announced who was going home.
Jun 22 2006
Top 18 2x08
The episode opened with clips of the judge's favorite moments followed by a performance by the Six Step Crew. Then, Cat introduced this episode's judges: Nigel Lithgoe, Mia Michels and Shane Sparks. This week's pairs danced together: Travis and Martha, Jamyz and Jessica, Ivan and Allison, Dmitry and Joy, Natalie and Musa, Heidi and Ryan, Ashley and Ben, Jason and Aleksandra and Benji and Donyelle. Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jun 21 2006
As the show opened, all 20 dancers performed a Brian Friedman number. Cat then introduced the judges: Nigel, Mary and Dan, and explained that the 3 couples with the lowest audience votes are to dance a solo for these judges, who will then decide which boy and which girl is going home.The couples put up for elimination this week were Erin and Stanislav, Allison and Ivan, and Jessica and Jamyz. After these couples performed their solos, Nelly Furtado and Timberland performed, and the judges announced their decision.
Jun 15 2006
Top 20 2x06
The episode opened with last year's winner, Nick Lazzarini, performing a solo dance.Then, Cat introduced this episode's judges: Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty. She also announced that this year instead of drawing a partner every week, the partners were randomly assigned and will stay together until one of them is eliminated.This week's pairs danced together: Benji and Donyelle, Ivan and Allison, Jason and Aleksandra, Jamyz and Jessica, Stanislav and Erin, Dmitry and Joy, Ryan and Heidi, Ben and Ashlee, Travis and Martha, and Musa and Natalie. Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Jun 14 2006
After 43 contestants performed their solos for the judges, they stood in front of the judges one-by-one to find out if they made the top 20.The judges select 10 boys and 10 girls to make up the top 20 that will perform for audience votes.
Jun 08 2006
At the Las Vegas callback auditions, 115 dancers compete. Every day the dancers learn new routines from different choreographers. After performing their routines they are scored by the panel of judges. The judges each have a scale of 0-3 points for each contestant.Contestants that score well are put through to the next round and the others are sent home. Those dancers that remain borderline after the results are asked to "dance for their life" - this means they have to perform a solo for the judges. After the solo, the judges make a decision to cut them or not.
Jun 07 2006
The final stop in this round of auditions: the famous Chicago Theater. As before, the dancers get to dance for 1 min. before a decision is made, then each contestant is given either a "Yes," which was accompanied by a ticket to Vegas, a "No," which means to go home, or a "Stick Around," which means that they are to stay for extra choreography before the judges decide their fate. This year, the winning dancer will be awarded bigger than last. He/She will receive a one year contract for Celine Dion's Vegas show, a brand new car and $100K cash.
Jun 01 2006
Now holding auditions in Los Angeles, Cat explains the process. The dancers get to dance for 1 min. before a decision is made, then each contestant is given either a "Yes," which was accompanied by a ticket to Vegas, a "No," which means to go home, or a "Stick Around," which means that they are to stay for extra choreography before the judges decide their fate. This year, the winning dancer will be awarded bigger than last. He/She will receive a one year contract for Celine Dion's Vegas show, a brand new car and $100K cash.
May 31 2006
This episode covered auditions in both New York and Charleston. We saw judging by Nigel, Mia and Dan from last season, as well as two new judges: Dariana Sanchez and Ron Montez.Each contestant was given either a "Yes," which was accompanied by a ticket to Vegas, a "No," which meant to go home, or a "Stick Around," which meant that they were to stay for extra choreography before the judges decided their fate.
May 25 2006

Season 1

12 Episodes

The final 16 return for a dance together, and a 'hip-hop chorus line' called Groovaloo perform. Other than that, the episode is made up of clips from previous episodes. Throughout, the cuts are made one by one to reveal a winner.
Oct 05 2005
Top 4 1x11
At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, only they don’t show the actual “picking” process, and the dancers pair up differently each time allowing them all to dance together once. This week, Brian, Mia, Nigel, Mary and Dan are all judging, however if a judge choreographed the performance, he/she sits out of judging that round. Also, this week each dancer will dance as an individual as part of the performance. The 4 dancers compete in the following order: Melody and Nick (Paso Doble), Ashle and Jamile (Salsa), Melody solo (Lyrical), Nick and Jamile (Hip Hop), Ashle solo (Lyrical), Jamile solo (Hip Hop/Pop Lock), Ashle and Melody (Lyrical), Nick solo (Lyrical), Melody and Jamile (Jazz), and Ashle and Nick (Hip Hop). In round 2 there is a twist. No couples are put up for elimination. All 4 dancers dance as individuals to a song they’ve never heard before in a randomly drawn order.
Sep 28 2005
Top 6 1x10
At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, the females pick their partner, the males pick two dance styles. Each pair will dance twice, each time to a different style, but this week they go back to the format where they hear from the judges after each dance. This week, Mia, Nigel, Mary and Dan are the judges. The 6 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Kamilah and Jamile (hip-hop and American Jive), Ashle and Blake (smooth waltz and Argentine Tango), and Melody and Nick (Broadway and disco). In round 2 there is a twist. No couples are put up for elimination. All 6 dancers dance as individuals and the audience votes for who to save at the end of the show.
Sep 21 2005
Top 8 1x09
At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, except this week reveals a new twist; when the females pick their partner, the males pick two dance styles. Each pair will dance twice, each time to a different style, but they will not hear from the judges until after the second dance. This week, Dan, Nigel, Mary and Brian are the judges. The 8 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Nick and Kamilah (mambo and contemporary), Blake and Melody (lyrical and disco), Artem and Ashle (fox trot and cha cha) and Jamile and Melissa (hip-hop and paso doble). In round 2, 2 couples are put up for elimination. These couples then dance as individuals and the audience votes for who to save at the end of the show.
Sep 14 2005
Top 10 1x08
At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, except this week reveals a new twist; when the females pick their partner, the males pick two dance styles. Each pair will dance twice, each time to a different style. This week, Brian, Mia, Nigel and Dan are the judges. Mary will take part in the choreography. The 10 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Melissa and Artem (pop and quick step), Kamilah and Nick (tango and pop), Melody and Ryan (lyrical and fox trot), Destini and Jamile (quick step and hip hop) and Ashle and Blake (samba and lyrical). In round 2, 2 couples are put up for elimination. These couples then dance as individuals and the audience votes for who to save at the end of the show.
Sep 07 2005
Top 12 1x07
At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, except the males pick the partner and the females pick the style. This week, Mia, Brian, Mary and Nigel are the judges. Dan will take part in the choreography. The 12 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Blake and Ashle (Rock 'n Roll), Artem and Melissa (Paso Doble), Allan and Melody (Lyrical), Ryan and Snow (Hip Hop), Jamille and Destini (Viennese Waltz), and Nick and Kamilah (Disco). This week, only 2 couples are put up for elimination instead of 3. In round 2, the couples put up for elimination danced as individuals and the audience voting was opened.
Aug 31 2005
Top 14 1x06
At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, except the females pick the partner and the males pick the style. This week, Mia is replaced by Mary as a judge (Mia has the chance to choreograph instead). Nigel, Brian and Dan are still judges. The 14 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Snow and Jamile (Quick Step), Destini and Blake (Lyrical Jazz), Melody and Craig (Hip Hop), Michelle and Nick (Quick Step), Ashle and Artem (Lyrical Jazz), Kamilah and Allan (Hip Hop) and Melissa and Ryan (Salsa). Everyone was amazed at the number of pairs that were re-united from last week. In round 2, the couples put up for elimination danced as individuals and the audience voting was opened.
Aug 24 2005
Top 16 1x05
Several of the choreographers are now judges. This includes Mia, Brian and Dan. Joining them to make an even four is Producer Nigel. During the first round, each of the 16 dancers will dance in pairs. The pairs are chosen by the male dancer pulling the name of a female dancer out of a hat. The pair must dance to the style of dance that the female dancer pulls out of a hat. After the first round, the dancers line-up on stage and the bottom 3 couples, as decided by the judges, are put up for elimination. During the second round, the 6 dancers that are put up for elimination (one male and one female from each couple) dance solo for 45 seconds. After the show, the audience can call to vote for their favorite dancer leaving one male and one female dancer with the lowest number of votes eliminated before next week. During the first round, the pairs that are made include: Kamilah and Jonnis dance in hip-hop style, Michelle and Nick dance in mambo style, Ashle and Jamille dance in jive style, Sandra and Artem dance in lyrical style, Snow and Allan dance in hip-hop style, Melissa and Ryan dance in mambo style, Melody and Craig dance in jive style, and Destini and Blake dance in lyrical style.
Aug 17 2005
The 26 remaining dancers enter the "judging" room one-by-one as the choreographers tell them whether they have made it to the top 16 or not. As each dancer approaches the table, a small recap of their experiences on the show is played.
Aug 10 2005
The dancers are divided into 5 groups to attend class with each choreographer. Alex's salsa class, Brian's hip-hop class, Dan's hip-hop class, Mia's contemporary class and Mary's ballroom class. As the week draws to a close the choreographers meet with Nigel to decide who will be cut out. The choices are made and announced to cut the group down to 24.
Aug 03 2005
In this special 90 minute episode, the auditions take place over 2-days in Los Angeles, CA. The dancers perform a number, solo or with a partner, for the producers in order to move on to the next round. The producers let several creative, attention-getting dancers through regardless of how well they can actually dance, but heavily weighted on their "likeability" for a TV show. In the next round, the dancers are given choreography to perform in smaller groups for more talent-related judging. They are to learn a solo routine as well as a partner routine, but the first day of LA auditions put so few people through that they skip the solo routine. Several dancers are put through to Hollywood, and a few husband/wife teams are broken apart as one part of the team makes it through and the other doesn't.
Jul 27 2005
In this two-hour episode, we watched the first and second auditions in both New York and Chicago. We saw the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the first stage of auditions, the three producers from American Idol screened the contestants fairly leniently because the second audition was far more "telling." In the second audition, a choreographer gave them two pieces: one set as a solo and one set on a male/female duo. If they couldn't keep up they were sent home. Those that made it through will go to Hollywood. Throughout the premiere episode, they also gave small video vignettes of a few of the contestants at their homes.
Jul 20 2005