[01/13/09 - 11:40 AM]
So You Think You Can Dance Season Five Auditions Continue Tuesday, February 3 in Miami
Producers will also travel to Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis and Seattle "seeking dancers who best represent the rhythm of the nation."

[via press release from FOX]



Auditions Also Set for Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis and Seattle

Following another successful live dance tour and after taking New York by storm with the first set of auditions, the hit summer competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE continues its search for America's Favorite Dancer Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Producers will also travel to Los Angeles, Denver, Memphis and Seattle seeking dancers who best represent the rhythm of the nation.

Auditions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE are as follows:

Cities Dates Venues**

Miami, FL Tuesday, Feb. 3 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132

Los Angeles, CA Thursday, Feb. 12 The Orpheum Theatre 842 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014

Denver, CO Thursday, March 12 Paramount Theatre 1622 Glenarm Pl. Denver, CO 80202

Memphis, TN Monday, March 16 The Orpheum Theatre 203 South Main St. Memphis, TN 38103

Seattle, WA Saturday, March 28 The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St. Seattle, WA 98101

**Venue information may change. For the latest information, auditioners should log on to 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.

Contestants must: (a) be U.S. citizens, (b) be 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. Contestants must be no younger than 18 years of age or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register for auditions. Any contestant who is a minor in their state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign all required documents.

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 this summer on FOX, the sizzling series hosted by Cat Deeley 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 with the hopes of being 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 Ltd.

Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment Ltd. is recognized as a lead creator, provider and promoter of globally successful entertainment and music brands of today. The company has attracted a unique team of exceptionally creative executives, who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, sports, film, touring, merchandising, music publishing, recording and artist management. 19 Founder/CEO Simon Fuller has developed and managed some of the biggest entertainment properties of our time, with credits that include the creation of TV phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and the HBO series "Little Britain USA." 19's unique talent includes legendary musical icon Annie Lennox, country music sensation Carrie Underwood, the pop group sensation Spice Girls, and IDOL alumni Chris Daughtry, David Cook, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and soccer icon David Beckham.

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.

  [january 2009]  


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