Auditions for SYTYCD Season 12 Begin on January 24th in New York City – Details Inside!


SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s newest season features an intensified competition between dancers from stage and street, and is about to head out on the audition trail to five cities, including New York, Dallas, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles. Hopefuls will have the opportunity to show they have what it takes to be America’s Favorite Dancer when auditions start on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. Please check for official rules and additional details.

Audition information is as follows:

Cities                               Dates / Times                        Venues
New York, NY                  Saturday, Jan. 24                   Manhattan Center
8:00 AM                                Grand Ballroom &                                                                                                              Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Dallas, TX                       Saturday, Feb. 14                   Southern Methodist University
8:00 AM                                   McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
6405 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX 75275

Detroit, MI                       Sunday, Feb. 22                      Fillmore Detroit
8:00 AM                                   2115 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Memphis, TN                  Sunday, March 8                     Orpheum Theatre
8:00 AM                                  203 S Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Los Angeles, CA               Sunday, March 15                   Orpheum Theatre
8:00 AM                                   842 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition (three days for Memphis) in the event of a callback.

Dancers either must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents of the U.S. or possess current legal Employment Authorization Cards enabling them to seek employment freely in the U.S. (i.e., without restrictions as to employer) by the date specified in the eligibility rules. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register for auditions. Any dancer who is a minor in his/her state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign all required documents. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Check for full eligibility rules.

Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the STAGE dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the STREET dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking.  As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes “live,” the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win…a dancer from the stage or the street? Find out when SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns in summer 2015.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.