[05/12/05 - 12:00 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Talent Search Begins

[via press release from FOX]



This summer, FOX teams up with the creators of AMERICAN IDOL and the producers of the "American Music Awards" and "American Bandstand" on the ultimate search for the nation's best dancer in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. If you think the AMERICAN IDOL competition is tough, you haven't seen anything yet! Some contestants will collapse under the pressure, others will reveal their two left feet and one will dance his or her way into America's heart.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is traveling the country, beginning May 12, on the hunt for the next Usher, Justin Timberlake, Debbie Allen, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover or Janet Jackson. The best undiscovered dancing talent the U.S. has to offer will be pitted against each other in a grueling 12-week competition to become America's No. 1 dancer.

Sure to spark a dance fever the way AMERICAN IDOL has created a competitive singing phenomenon, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will hold casting calls in Chicago on Thursday, May 12 (The Chicago Theatre); New York on Thursday, May 19 (Manhattan Center Studios); and Los Angeles on Friday, June 3 (The Orpheum Theatre). Casting is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the U.S.; participants must be between the ages of 18 and 30.

Thursday, May 12
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Time � 8:00 AM Lineup
9:00 AM Register
10:00 AM Dance

Thursday, May 19
Manhattan Center Studios
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10019
Time � 8:00 AM Lineup
9:00 AM Register
10:00 AM Dance

Friday, June 3
The Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Time � 8:00 AM Lineup
9:00 AM Register
10:00 AM Dance

Additional information will be available at fox.com.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 TV Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.

About 19 Entertainment
19 is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands." 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music, film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 106 No. 1 singles and 83 No. 1 albums, with an impressive tally of 281 Top 40 albums and 430 Top 40 singles.

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.

  [may 2005]  


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