The Emmy Award-winning dance competition show returns with an all-new format! After 12 seasons showcasing the most talented dancers in the nation, it's time to see what America's youngest dancers can do.
This season, dancers between the ages of 8-13, who are skilled in various dance styles such as contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation or breaking, will be paired up with All-Stars to compete for the title of America's Favourite Dancer.
The new season of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation features returning host Cat Deeley and returning judges Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo.
During nationwide auditions, which happen in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, the most talented next generation of dancers compete in front of the judges for a place at "The Academy," where only the best of the best will be selected for the next round of competition.
At the end of the round, the Top 10 dancers will be partnered permanently with a SYTYCD All-Star.
The competition then moves on to the SYTYCD studio, where the top youngsters will compete each week in a variety of styles, working and performing alongside their All-Stars with world-renowned choreographers.
One young contestant will go home each week until a winner is named on the season finale.
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Beverly Frank of 19 Entertainment; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.