EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” RETURNS FOR 17TH SEASON ON FOX

 

EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” 
RETURNS FOR 17TH SEASON ON FOX

New Season! New Twists! New Surprises!

Auditions to be Held in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles

FOX has renewed the multi-Emmy Award-winning dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 17th season. From Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, and hosted by Emmy Award nominee Cat Deeley, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return this summer on FOX.

Auditions for the 17th season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE kick off next month. Dancers can audition online by registering and uploading a video, or providing a link to a video of their performance, at https://soyouthinkyoucandance2020season17.castingcrane.com/age-gate. Selected dancers will be invited to attend auditions in Miami (March 19 and 20), New York (March 28 and 29) or Los Angeles (April 4 and 5). From those auditions, the dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Laurieann Gibson.

All persons chosen to participate as contestants are required to verify identity and eligibility to participate in the United States and fulfill the requirements of the production in the United States. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the day of their in-person auditions. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions.

The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in Miami is Sunday, March 8, 2020 at midnight PT. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in New York is Sunday, March 15, 2020 at midnight PT. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, March 22, 2020 at midnight PT.
Keep checking soyouthinkyoucandance2020season17.castingcrane.com/age-gate or fox.com/dance  for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

 

Last September, Bailey Munoz was named the winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Munoz, 19, break-danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of “Dance Spirit” magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Celebrating its momentous 16th season, members of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 finalists made their way across America, performing in 40 cities, as part of Season 16s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2019

Over the course of its 16 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 68 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 16 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mandy Moore (2018); Travis Wall (2017, 2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2012 and 2011.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by series co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Barry Adelman, Jeff Thacker, Mike Deffina, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #SYTYCD.

 

EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” RETURNS FOR 16TH SEASON ON FOX


EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” 
RETURNS FOR 16TH SEASON ON FOX

New Season to Feature Nation’s Best Dancers Between Ages of 18 and 30

Auditions to be Held in New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 16th season. From Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return this summer on FOX.

“Each season, the talent on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE reaches new levels and continues to create the most incredible routines,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “The hard work and passion that goes into each performance is awe-inspiring. We can’t wait to see what Season 16 has in store and look forward to bringing you a new crop of incredible, inspired and inspiring dancers.”

“I am thrilled that we have been picked up by FOX for Season 16 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. “This allows us to shine the spotlight once again on the incredible choreographic and dance talent across the United States as we search for America’s favorite dancer.”

Auditions for the 16th season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE kick off next month. Dancers can audition online by registering and uploading a video, or providing a link to a video of their performance, at https://soyouthinkyoucandance2019season16.castingcrane.com/. Selected dancers will be invited to attend auditions in New York (Feb. 9), Dallas (Feb. 12) and Los Angeles (Feb. 23). The dancers selected will be invited to Los Angeles to perform for the judges.

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 day of their in-person auditions. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions.

The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in New York and Dallas is Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at midnight PT. The deadline to register online for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at midnight PT.

Keep checking https://soyouthinkyoucandance2019season16.castingcrane.com/ or www.fox.com/dance  for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

Saturday, Feb. 9
New York Auditions
Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet
29 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY11201
**Dancers should arrive at 7:00 AM**
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Dallas Auditions
Duncanville Fieldhouse
1700 S Main St
Duncanville, TX 75137
**Dancers should arrive at 7:00 AM**
Saturday, Feb. 23
Los Angeles Auditions
BBC Highland Studios
953 N Highland
Los Angeles, CA 90036
**Dancers should arrive at 7:00 AM**
Last September, Hannahlei Cabanilla was named the winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Cabanilla, 18, danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, a role in the live musical production of the award-winning musical RENT on FOX and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Season 15’s Top 10 contestants also hit the road in October for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2018, a 38-city tour across America.

Over the course of its 15 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 64 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 16 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mandy Moore (2018); Travis Wall (2017, 2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by series co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, Mike Yurchuk, Jeff Thacker, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #SYTYCD.

 

“So You Think You Can Dance” Finalists Kiki & Koko Join “Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidentail” at The Smith Center May 16

 

“So You Think You Can Dance” Finalists Kiki & Koko Join
“Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential”
Tour Stop at The Smith Center on May 16, 2018

 

Two of the hottest stars from 2017’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” FOX’s hit summer competition series, are joining Maks, Val & Peta, the sensations from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” on their brand-new tour, “Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential.” The tour will stop at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on May 16. Tickets start at just $35.50 with a limited number of prime seating VIP meet and greet tickets available.

 

Chris “Kiki” Nyemchek and Koine “Koko” Iwasaki, finalists from Season 14 of the Emmy Award-winning “So You Think You Can Dance,” are hitting the stage with Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and a dazzling cast of the industry’s best dancers in this highly anticipated new show, “Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential.”

 

The tour, launching March 19, will see this extraordinary group conquer 49 cities in America, with a spectacular dance show, driven by a narrative of true love, family and stories that up until now, have remained confidential.

 

Kiki Nyemcheck, 26, first started training with Maks and Val at the age of seven, and has continued to learn and perform with them ever since. “After finishing an amazing season on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ where I finished top four, I am super stoked to be on this tour,” said Kiki. “I was lucky enough to do ‘Our Way,’ and feel very privileged to be joining them again.”

 

Koko Iwasaki added; “I first worked with Val last year on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ where he taught me to salsa. It was one of my favorite dances on the show. I’m honored that Val is trusting me to be on the team and learning a whole new style of dance for the tour is very exciting.”

 

“Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential” is being co-created by Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. “Confidential” is produced by Faculty Productions.

 

“So You Think You Can Dance” returns this summer on FOX.

 

Tickets and VIP packages are available now through TheSmithCenter.com.

 

Artists: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd

Tour Name: Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential
Website: www.maksandvaltour.com
Performing at The Smith Center: Wednesday, May 16
Full Cast: Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Chris “Kiki” Nyemcheck, Koine “Koko” Iwasaki, Emily Crouch, Janaya French, Taylor Banks, Teddy Coffey, Ivan Paulovich, Vlad Kvartin, Sofia Ghavami.

EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” RETURNS FOR 15TH SEASON, PREMIERING SUMMER 2018 ON FOX 

EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” 
RETURNS FOR 15TH SEASON,
PREMIERING SUMMER 2018 ON FOXFan-Favorite Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens,
and Host Cat Deeley to Return

Hit Summer Competition Series Garnered More Than
190 Million Video Views and Social Engagements Last Season

New Season to Feature Nation’s Best Dancers Between Ages of 18-30

Auditions to be Held in New York and Los Angeles

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 15th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return this summer on FOX.  Emmy Award winner Nigel Lythgoe, award-winning choreographer Mary Murphy and award-winning actress, singer and dancer Vanessa Hudgens will return as resident judges on the series, hosted by Emmy Award nominee Cat Deeley.

“I am always blown away by the sheer level of raw talent on this show,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “These are real people – unknown stars in their own right. And each week, they tell compelling, emotional stories through their craft. We can’t wait for Nigel, Mary, Vanessa and Cat to hit the road once again and uncover the phenomenal talent that’s out there.”

It’s incredible to make it to 15 seasons, which just speaks to the impact this program has had, not only on the world of dance, but also on our loyal fans and viewers, to whom we are most grateful,” added executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.

Auditions for the 15th season kick off next month. All potential contestants should register online at soyouthinkyoucandance2018.castingcrane.com/ and upload a video or provide a link to a video of their performance. If selected, producers will reach out to schedule the contestant for an in-person audition in one of the two audition cities: New York or Los Angeles. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Check soyouthinkyoucandance2018.castingcrane.com/ and/or fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

During the audition rounds, the most talented dancers will compete in front of the judges for a coveted spot at “The Academy” callback rounds in Los Angeles. At the end of “The Academy” callback rounds, the judges will choose this season’s top dancers to move on in the competition. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in a variety of styles. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.

Last September, Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. During the 2017 summer season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE garnered more than 190 million video views and social engagements on leading social platforms.

Over the course of its 14 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 59 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 15 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Travis Wall (2017, 2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012.

In 2015, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE celebrated seven Emmy Award nominations, including repeat nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality – Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality – Competition Program (Deeley). The series won a TEEN CHOICE Award in 2006 and a Television Critics Association Award in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming; a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2012 for the category of Best Reality Series – Competition; and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2015 and 2012.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, Mike Yurchuk and Jeff Thacker.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain and Vanessa Hudgens @vanessahudgens.

NEW YORK AUDITION INFORMATION
The deadline to register in advance to audition in New York is Saturday, Feb. 24. Aspiring contestants are also welcome to show up on Friday, March 2, to audition in-person beginning at 7:00 AM at Gelsey Kirkland Academy in Brooklyn, NY.

City                    Date / Time           Venue
New York, NY    Friday, March 2     Gelsey Kirkland Academy
7:00 AM                29 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

LOS ANGELES AUDITION INFORMATION
Los Angeles audition information to be announced soon. Please check fox.com/dance for official rules and additional details.

EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” RETURNS FOR 14TH SEASON PREMIERING SUMMER 2017 ON FOX 

EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”
RETURNS FOR 14TH SEASON
PREMIERING SUMMER 2017 ON FOX

New Season to Feature Nation’s Best Dancers Between Ages of 18-30

Auditions to be held in New York and Los Angeles

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 14th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return this summer on FOX.

This season, highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.

“This season is about giving our loyal fan base what they’ve been asking for,” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. “We’ve decided to go back to basics by bringing the best of our past formats together for an exciting new summer featuring accomplished adult competitors partnered with fan-favorite All-Star dancers. And, of course, as in past seasons, there will be new surprises which are sure to wow our viewers.”

This season, all potential contestants must register online at sytycdauditions.com and upload a video or provide a link to a video of their performance. If selected, producers will reach out to schedule the contestant for an in-person audition in one of the two audition cities: New York (March 4-6) or Los Angeles (March 17-19).

Visit sytycdauditions.com for terms and conditions. The deadline to register for a chance to audition in New York is Sunday, Feb. 19, and the deadline to register for a chance to audition in Los Angeles is Sunday, March 5.

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 online for auditions. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Check www.sytycdauditions.com and/or www.fox.com/dance for full eligibility rules, official rules and additional details.

During the audition rounds, the most talented dancers will compete in front of the judges for a coveted spot at “The Academy” callback rounds in Los Angeles. At the end of “The Academy” callback rounds, 10 All-Stars will choose one dancer each to move on to the SYTYCD studio and become this season’s Top 10. There, the Top 10 will compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in a variety of styles, working and performing alongside the All-Stars with world-renowned choreographers. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.

Last September, Kida Burns was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Burns, at just 14, was the show’s youngest winner and danced off with the cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE garnered more than 180 million video views and social engagements on leading social platforms last season. The series also celebrated its milestone 250th episode.

Over the course of its 13 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 55 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 14 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Travis Wall (2015); Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE celebrated seven Emmy Award nominations, including repeat nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality – Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality -Competition Program (Deeley). The series won a TEEN CHOICE Award in 2006 and a Television Critics Association Award in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming; a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2012 for the category of Best Reality Series – Competition; and Deeley won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2015 and 2012.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by its co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman and Jeff Thacker.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd.

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MADDIE ZIEGLER TO SERVE AS JUDGE ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION,” PREMIERING MONDAY, MAY 30, ON FOX 

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THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MADDIE ZIEGLER TO SERVE AS JUDGE ON
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION,” 
PREMIERING MONDAY, MAY 30, ON FOX
 
Ziegler Joins Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo
In Search of America’s Favorite Dancer
Maddie Ziegler
Award-winning dancer Maddie Ziegler will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo as a judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION.  Ziegler will lend her expertise as a young dancer to critique and praise the contestants as they battle it out during the studio shows this summer.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION premieres Monday, May 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. The new season will feature a younger generation of dancers between the ages of 8-13, who are skilled in various dance styles, such as contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation or breaking. The dancers will be paired up with All-Stars to compete for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.

Best known for starring in the award-winning reality series “Dance Moms,” 13-year-old Maddie Ziegler has gone on to star in singer-songwriter Sia’s music video trilogy. She has had the honor of performing artistic contemporary routines on “Saturday Night Live,” the Grammy Awards (2015), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (three times), “We Can Survive” at the Hollywood Bowl, “Dancing with the Stars” (twice) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” She also is making a name for herself as an aspiring actress with roles on such hit television shows as “Pretty Little Liars,” “Austin & Ally” and “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.”  She will be making her big screen debut in the upcoming feature “The Book of Henry,” starring opposite Naomi Watts and directed by Colin Trevorrow. Ziegler also recently took home a People’s Choice Award, winning the DailyMail.com Seriously Popular Award.

Auditions for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION have begun and head to Chicago next week (Friday, March 11), followed by New York (Friday, March 18). Please visit fox.com/dance for more information about Season 13.

During auditions, the next generation of dancers will compete for a place at “The Academy,” where only the most talented will be selected for the next round of competition. At the end of the round, the best of the best, the Top 10 dancers will be partnered permanently with a SYTYCD All-Star. The competition then moves to the SYTYCD studio, where, with Ziegler and the returning SYTYCD judges watching their every move, the top youngsters will compete each week in a variety of styles, working and performing alongside their All-Stars with world-renowned choreographers. As the competition heats up, contestants will be eliminated until a winner is named on the season finale.

so you think you can dance

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.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul, Jason Derulo @JasonDerulo and Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Dead & Company, Mötley Crüe and More

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Celebrate the holiday season with concerts that suit all tastes including Dead & Company, Mötley Crüe, Maroon 5 and Britney Spears. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and can be purchased at all venue box offices, www.LiveNation.com, www.TicketMaster.com, all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800.745.3000.

dead company

Dead & Company
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Friday, Nov. 27 & Saturday, Nov. 28
Tickets: $50 – $325

Legendary Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart have joined forces with GRAMMY Award-winning singer and guitarist John Mayer for a limited number of engagements. With Dead & Company kicking off its 2015 performances in late October, Rolling Stone hailed the collaboration a success saying “playing with a tight, locked-in power and authority from the start, the band made the case for life after not only Garcia but after Lesh and Fare Thee Well.”

Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, Dec. 27
Tickets: $145 – $300
 
Rock icon Mötley Crüe will perform its final Las Vegas show on Sunday, Dec. 27 during a stop on its “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” farewell tour. Forming more than 30 years ago, the Los Angeles rockers have earned worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and three GRAMMY nominations. In addition to countless sold out tours across the globe, Mötley Crüe was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 BRITNEY SPEARS

“Britney: Piece of Me”
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Nov. 18, 20 & 21; Dec. 27, 28, 30 & 31
*Additional shows on sale through 2016
Tickets: $85 – $200

As one of pop music’s most electrifying and talented performers, Britney Spears has sold over 100 million albums worldwide in addition to accumulating more than 85 industry awards including a GRAMMY, six MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, eight Teen Choice Awards and a People’s Choice Award. Known for her chart smashing hits including “…Baby One More Time,” “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “I’m A Slave 4 U” and “Toxic,” Spears launched her best selling Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2013.

 Maroon 5

Maroon 5
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Wednesday, Dec. 30 & Thursday, Dec. 31
Tickets: $99.50 – $225.50

Rising to fame with its debut album Songs About Jane, Maroon 5 consists of Adam Levine (vocals/guitar), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards), Mickey Madden (bass), and Ryan Dusick (drums). The Los Angeles-based band is known for chart topping hits such as “Makes Me Wonder,” Moves Like Jagger,” “Maps,” and “Sugar.” Since forming in the late 90s, Maroon 5 has received multiple awards, produced numerous gold and platinum releases in over 35 countries as well as sold over 17 million albums worldwide.

 

Don’t forget to give the gift of music this holiday season by purchasing tickets to unforgettable Las Vegas residency shows.

 

“Jennifer Lopez: All I Have”
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20

 

“Lionel Richie: All the Hits”
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Beginning Wednesday, April 27

 

*Additional 2016 concerts and shows now on sale include:

 

So You Think You Can Dance, Live Tour
Pearl Concert Theater
Friday, Dec. 11

 

Ellie Goulding
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Saturday, April 9

 

Selena Gomez
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Friday, May 6

 

Janet Jackson
Las Vegas Arena
Saturday, May 14

 

Dixie Chicks
Las Vegas Arena
Saturday, July 16

 

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, Aug. 13

 

Black Sabbath
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, Sept. 17

About Live Nation Las Vegas:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.  Live Nation Las Vegas brings world-famous artists to many of the city’s premiere concert venues including Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, MGM Resorts Village, The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues and more.

 

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“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” HITS THE ROAD FOR ITS SEASON 12 TOUR

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AMERICA’S FAVORITE SUMMER DANCE SERIES,
EMMY AWARD-WINNING “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,”
HITS THE ROAD FOR ITS SEASON 12 TOUR,
 TRAVELING TO 70 MARKETS
19 Entertainment and dick clark productions Announce American Express Ticket Presale Beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 through 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 (local times) In Select Markets; General Public On Sale Begins  Friday, Aug. 28

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 13-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall – live on tour. Celebrating its momentous 12th season and its exciting new Stage v. Street format, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America performing in 70 cities as part of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SEASON 12 TOUR. The Season 12 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Team Stage’s Gaby Diaz, Edson Juarez, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette; and Team Street’s Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, Jessica “JJ” Rabone and Jana “Jaja” Vankova. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airs Mondays (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

The tour kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX and crosses the United States and Canada with 70 sensational stops. The first leg of the tour will wrap on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID. The dancers will then return for the second leg of the tour in Canada, starting at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.

The official tour routing is available on fox.com/dance. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, Aug. 28. Visit fox.com/dance for more information.

Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines from Team Stage and Team Street, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions will present audiences across the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to enjoy and expect from their favorite dancers.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE recently received eight 2015 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host In A Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Cat Deeley), in addition to nominations for Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series, and Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic). SYTYCD’s exceptional costume team of Marina Toybina and Grainne O’Sullivan also won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program.

“I am thrilled with this season’s new Stage vs. Street format and the brilliant, fresh talent we have discovered. These dancers have inspired the choreographers to create remarkable dance numbers each week, truly showcasing individual talent. I am excited for your favorite dancers to bring their inspiration and routines to even more cities on this year’s nationwide tour,” stated Nigel Lythgoe, judge, executive producer and co-creator of the hit FOX series.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SEASON 12 TOUR
Tickets on sale starting August 28. Check local venues for more information. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges. Event time and dates subject to change. Check out fox.com/dance for full list of dates and links.

 

DATE                               CITY                                       VENUE
10/13/15                           Grand Prairie, TX                     Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
10/15/15                           San Antonio, TX                      Majestic Theatre
10/16/15                           Austin, TX                               ACL Live at the Moody Theater
10/17/15                           Houston, TX                            Bayou Music Center
10/19/15                           New Orleans, LA                      Saenger Theatre
10/21/15                           Jacksonville, FL                       Times Union Center PAC, Moran Theatre
10/23/15                           West Palm Beach, FL               Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center
10/24/15                           Orlando, FL                             Hard Rock Live
10/25/15                           Ft. Myers, FL                           Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
10/27/15                           Clearwater, FL                          Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/28/15                           Miami, FL                                Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
10/29/15                           Sarasota, FL                            Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
10/31/15                           Atlanta, GA                              Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
11/1/15                             Nashville, TN                           Tennessee Performing Arts Center
11/3/15                             Durham, NC                             Durham Performing Arts Center
11/5/15                             Baltimore, MD                         Lyric Opera House
11/6/15                             Washington, DC                      Warner Theatre
11/7/15                             Huntington, NY                        The Paramount
11/8/15                             Philadelphia, PA                      Academy of Music
11/10/15                           Brooklyn, NY                           Kings Theatre
11/11/15                           Morristown, NJ                        Mayo Performing Arts Center
11/13/15                           Boston, MA                             Orpheum Theatre
11/14/15                           Portland, ME                           Cross Insurance Arena
11/15/15                           Uncasville, CT                          Mohegan Sun Arena
11/17/15                           Toms River, NJ                        Pine Belt Arena
11/18/15                           Reading, PA                            Santander Performing Arts Center
11/20/15                           Buffalo, NY                             Shea’s Performing Arts Center
11/21/15                           Columbus, OH                         The Palace
11/22/15                           East Lansing, MI                      Wharton Center
11/24/15                           Cleveland, OH                         Palace Theatre
11/25/15                           Detroit, MI                               Fox Theatre
11/27/15                           Chicago, IL                              Chicago Theatre
11/28/15                           Minneapolis, MN                      State Theatre
11/29/15                           Cedar Rapids, IA                     Paramount Theatre
12/2/15                             St. Louis, MO                          Fox Theatre
12/3/15                             Kansas City, MO                      Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
12/4/15                             Tulsa, OK                                Brady Theater
12/5/15                             Kearney, NE                            Viaero Event Center
12/7/15                             Colorado Springs, CO              Pikes Peak Center
12/8/15                             Denver, CO                             Paramount Theatre
12/10/15                           West Valley City, UT                Maverik Center
12/11/15                           Las Vegas, NV                        The Pearl Concert Theater
12/12/15                           Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theatre
12/14/15                           San Diego, CA                        Copley Symphony Hall
12/15/15                           Riverside, CA                          Fox Performing Arts Center
12/16/15                           Los Angeles, CA                      Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE
12/18/15                           San Jose, CA                          City National Civic
12/19/15                           San Francisco, CA                   Warfield Theatre
12/20/15                           Santa Rosa, CA                       Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
12/26/15                           Seattle, WA                             Paramount Theatre
12/27/15                           Portland, OR                           Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
12/28/15                           Spokane, WA                          INB Performing Arts Center
12/29/15                           Boise, ID                                 Taco Bell Arena
1/7/16                              Victoria, BC                             Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
1/8/16                              Vancouver, BC                        Queen Elizabeth Theatre
1/9/16                              Abbotsford, BC                       Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
1/10/16                             Kelowna, BC                            Prospera Place
1/12/16                             Calgary, AB                             Grey Eagle Casino
1/13/16                             Lethbridge, AB                        Enmax Centre
1/14/16                             Edmonton, AB                         Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1/15/16                             Saskatoon, SK                        TCU Place
1/17/16                             Regina, SK                              Conexus Arts Centre
1/18/16                             Winnipeg, MB                          Burton Cummings Theatre
1/19/16                             Thunder Bay, ON                     Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1/21/16                             London, ON                             Budweiser Gardens
1/22/16                             Toronto, ON                            Sony Centre for Performing Arts
1/23/16                             Hamilton, ON                           Hamilton Place Theatre
1/24/16                             Ottawa, ON                              National Arts Centre
1/26/16                             Moncton, NB                           Casino New Brunswick
1/28/16                             Montreal, QC                           St. Denis Theatre

 

About So You Think You Can Dance
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. Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at www.fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos, photos and contestant profiles. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd and #stagevsstreet. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul and Jason Derulo @JasonDerulo.About 19 Entertainment/CORE Media Group
19 Entertainment is a division of CORE Media Group Inc. and home to iconic and enduring properties like AMERICAN IDOL and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  CORE Media Group is a content company that creates quality programing through its in-house creative team and a myriad of partnerships with well-established industry leaders such as Sharp Entertainment, Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions, Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment and B-17 Entertainment.  Together, CORE’s dynamic group of content creators is producing quality entertainment for over 30 networks.  For more information about CORE Media Group, Inc., visit www.coremediagroup.com.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES “KNOCK KNOCK LIVE”HOSTED BY RYAN SEACREST,PREMIERING TUESDAY, JULY 21

knock knock live
LIVES CHANGE WITH ONE KNOCK AT THE DOOR ON
NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES “KNOCK KNOCK LIVE”
HOSTED BY RYAN SEACREST,
PREMIERING TUESDAY, JULY 21, ON FOX

 From acclaimed live television producers, Simon Fuller’s (AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) XIX Entertainment and dick clark productions (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE), comes new unscripted series KNOCK KNOCK LIVE, a can’t-miss, life-changing weekly television event packed with unpredictable and thrilling surprises that enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities to help grant wishes with one simple knock on the door. Hosted by iconic TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, who also will serve as an executive producer, KNOCK KNOCK LIVE premieres Tuesday, July 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

KNOCK KNOCK LIVE features Seacrest in a Los Angeles-based studio, while the KNOCK KNOCK LIVE team travels across the country, to any city at any time, surprising unsuspecting people at their front doors with a chance to win big cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrities and turn their wildest dreams into reality.  What if someone knocked on your door and offered you thousands of dollars for naming nine kids who live on your block? Could you do it? A knock at someone else’s door and it could be their favorite professional basketball player who challenges them to a game of H-O-R-S-E, with a chance to win courtside seats. KNOCK KNOCK! Who’s there? It could be the biggest pop star in the world performing a concert on your front lawn! This series will take an ordinary day and make it unforgettable.

Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, as well as on nationally syndicated and local radio. He is celebrated internationally as host of AMERICAN IDOL and, for his work on the series, he has been nominated for an Emmy Award multiple times. Seacrest is also host and executive producer of the annual New Year’s Eve program, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”

On radio, Seacrest  is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated L.A. morning drive-time show for iHeart Media’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally syndicated “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest” radio show. Seacrest’s Emmy Award-winning production company, Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), creates unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the hit cable series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-offs “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons” and “Dash Dolls, as well as “Shahs of Sunset,” “I Love Kellie Pickler” and “Becoming Us.”  Additionally, RSP is producing “Shades of Blue,” a network drama starring Jennifer Lopez.

If you would like to nominate a special person or a family deserving of an unforgettable moment, or you yourself want to be a part of KNOCK KNOCK LIVE, visit for an opportunity www.knockknocklive.com to receive the “knock” of a lifetime.

KNOCK KNOCK LIVE is produced by XIX Entertainment and dick clark productions. Simon Fuller, Michael Herwick, Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Stijn Bakkers, Nicolle Yaron, and Ryan Seacrest serve as executive producers.  Fuller, Seacrest, dcp and Fox are stakeholders in the format worldwide. Like KNOCK KNOCK LIVE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KnockKnockFOX.  Follow the series on Twitter @KnockKnockFOX and join the discussion using #knockknock. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @knockknockFOX.  For more information on KNOCK KNOCK LIVE, please visit www.fox.com/knockknocklive. Follow Ryan Seacrest on Twitter @RyanSeacrest.

About XIX Entertainment
XIX Entertainment is a leading player in the global entertainment business, with a track record in hit format innovation and star talent representation. Owned by British entrepreneur Simon Fuller, XIX Entertainment has interests in sport, drinks, fashion, music and film though Fuller is best known for creating the AMERICAN IDOL TV show. He has an impressive pedigree in artist management having overseen the careers of  Annie Lennox, The Spice Girls, Lisa Marie Presley, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Will Young and others as well as owning a partnership with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell that includes the iconic work of Bob Marley.

Fuller’s long-term business partnership with David Beckham includes the joint ownership of the MLS sports franchise in Miami, a global drinks business with Diageo and a venture with branded clothing giant Li & Fung. Elsewhere in sports, XIX Entertainment has made defining contributions to the careers of the U.K.’s No. 1 tennis player, Andy Murray, and Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. The company has joint ownership of a new cycling venture with Tour De France winner and British Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins. In fashion, XIX’s interests include a retail venture with acclaimed fashion designer Roland Mouret, and a flourishing partnership with Victoria Beckham, whose award-winning and critically acclaimed ready-to-wear collections have become a multi-million dollar business.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; WORLD’S FUNNIEST from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as BOOM! (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

TWITCH AND TRAVIS TO SERVE AS MENTORS TO STREET AND STAGE DANCERS THIS SEASON ON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

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TWITCH” AND TRAVIS TO SERVE AS MENTORS
TO STREET AND STAGE DANCERS THIS SEASON
ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,”

 

PREMIERING MONDAY, JUNE 1, ON FOXSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE AllStars,
Along with Honorary AllStar First Lady Michelle Obama, 
to Teach “#gimmefive” Dance at White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 6

Season 12 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will bring back two powerhouse alumni – Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Travis Wall – as mentors to the Top 20 finalists. Mentors tWitch and Travis join new judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, alongside returning judge Nigel Lythgoe and host Cat Deeley.  Beginning in the Las Vegas callbacks round, the dancers will be divided into the best street and best stage dancers. Travis will mentor the stage dancers and tWitch will mentor the street dancers. Although they have never faced each other in competition, they will go head-to-head now, fighting for one of their dancers to be crowned America’s Favorite Dancer. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE premieres Monday, June 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The STAGE dancers will feature those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the STREET dancers, hopefuls skilled in styles such as hip-hop, animation or breaking. 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?

Additionally, the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE All​Stars – tWitch, Travis, Jasmine Harper, Marko Germar, Robert Roldan, Kathryn McCormick, Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval, Phillip Chbeeb, Comfort Fedoke and Fik-Shun – along with Honorary All-Star First Lady Michelle Obama, will teach and perform the “#gimmefive” dance at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 6. The “#gimmefive” theme of this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll celebrates the fifth anniversary of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

tWitch originally won over critics and fans alike with his amazing performances on Season Four of the series, during which he captivated audiences with his impressive dancing skills and unmatched charisma. Just short of making the Top 20 in Season Three, he came back the next year to earn a spot on the show, as well as the runner-up title. With his unparalleled hip-hop skills, he has continued to dance, choreograph and judge on subsequent seasons, while also starring in the popular film franchises “Step Up” and “Stomp the Yard.” He currently can be seen as a guest D.J. on the hit talk show, “Ellen.” Later this summer, he will be featured in “Magic Mike XXL,” the highly anticipated sequel to “Magic Mike.”

Four-time Emmy Award-nominated contemporary choreographer Travis Wall has long been known as a visual musician. In 2006, he was the runner-up in the search for America’s Favorite Dancer on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  Wall has served as choreographer and guest judge on the series, having created some of the most popular and memorable pieces in its history. Wall produced and starred in the docu-reality series “All The Right Moves” based on his dance company, “Shaping Sound.” After two hugely successful tours, “Shaping Sound” is back on the road domestically and internationally for its third tour, beginning Fall 2015.

Wall’s most recent collaboration can be seen on the music video for Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” for which he not only choreographed the moves, but also danced. He holds the distinction of being the only choreographer to be asked back three times to choreograph the prestigious Macy’s Stars of Dance segment on “Dancing with the Stars.” Also, he was the assistant choreographer on the “82nd Academy Awards,” he choreographed for the Los Angeles City Ballet Company and he choreographed parts of the 2010 “MTV Video Music Awards,” working with Florence and the Machine, Chelsea Handler, Eminem and Drake. Wall also provided choreography for “Step Up: Revolution”,  the fourth installment of the popular movie franchise.

Over the course of its 11 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 44 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 13 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and in 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE recently celebrated seven Emmy Award nominations, including repeat nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality – Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality – Competition Series (for Cat Deeley). The series won a TEEN CHOICE Award in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming, a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2012 for the category of Best Reality Series – Competition, and Deeley won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2012.

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; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter@DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd and #stagevsstreet. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul and Jason Derulo @JasonDerulo.

PAULA ABDUL AND JASON DERULO JOIN NIGEL LYTHGOE AT THE “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” JUDGES’ TABLE

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER
AND MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST PAULA ABDUL AND
PLATINUM-SELLING RECORDING ARTIST JASON DERULO
JOIN NIGEL LYTHGOE AT THE
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” JUDGES’ TABLE Cat Deeley Returns as Host for the 12th Season;
Season Features New “Stage vs. Street” FormatAuditions Begin in New York, Saturday, Jan. 24; Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 14;
Detroit, Sunday, Feb. 22; Memphis, Sunday, March 8; and
Los Angeles, Sunday, March 15

 

World-renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paula Abdul and singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo will join Nigel Lythgoe at the judges’ table, alongside returning host Cat Deeley, for the 12th season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. The upcoming season will feature a new twist in the competition: stage dancers vs. street dancers.

“With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges,” said executive producer and judge Lythgoe. “I’m delighted that Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be joining me at the judges’ table this season on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Paula is an incredible artist and she brings the perfect combination of expertise and heart to the panel. Jason’s insight, humor and creativity will add a new perspective to the panel that we haven’t had before.”

“I have dedicated a large part of my career as a choreographer to discovering and mentoring some of the most iconic artists and performers from all over the world,” said Abdul.  “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has a long-standing history of launching brilliant careers for young choreographers and dancers in the industry. It’s going to be a true honor and pleasure joining this panel with Jason and Nigel, and I’m looking forward to an exciting new season!”

“I am truly excited, and eagerly look forward to joining the cast of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,” added Derulo. “It is one of the most respected and longest-tenured shows on network television, and I hope to be a part of new growth and continued success.”

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns this summer on FOX. Auditions for the new season start in New York, NY (Saturday, Jan. 24); Dallas, TX (Saturday, Feb. 14); Detroit, MI; (Sunday, Feb. 22); Memphis, TN (Sunday, March 8); and Los Angeles, CA (Sunday, March 15).

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 www.fox.com/dance 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.

Paula Abdul is a groundbreaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer, designer, actor and businesswoman. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner, Grammy Award winner, three-time American Music Award winner, a seven-time MTV Video Award winner and multi-Platinum recording artist who has been entertaining her fans for over 25 years. Abdul was a resident judge for eight seasons on AMERICAN IDOL and the first season on THE X FACTOR. Most recently, she was the lead judge on the Australian hit dance competition series, “So You Think You Can Dance Australia.” Her work as choreographer includes her Emmy Award-winning contributions to “The Tracey Ullmann Show” and “The 17th Annual American Music Awards.” She also has choreographed for Duran Duran, ZZ Top, the Jackson family, George Michael, Luther Vandross, INXS, Heart and Prince. In films, she served as choreographer for Patrick Dempsey in “Can’t Buy Me Love,” she transformed Val Kilmer into the iconic Jim Morrison in “The Doors,” she choreographed the memorable African wedding dance scene with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in “Coming to America” and was the choreographer for Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Running Man.” Abdul has sold more than 60 million records worldwide, and has the third longest-charting album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the longest-charting album ever with her debut album “Forever Your Girl.”

Five years in from making his debut in pop music, Jason Derulo has sold more than 45 million records worldwide and amassed almost 1.5 billion views on his YouTube Channel. “Wiggle,” featuring Snoop Dogg, is his eighth song to reach the Top 10 on the Top 40 format and his ninth Platinum-selling single. Derulo’s ubiquitous hit “Talk Dirty,” featuring 2 Chainz, was his most successful track to date, having sold more than six million singles worldwide with a music video that has garnered almost 250 million views on YouTube. His fifth single from the “Talk Dirty” album, “Trumpets,” is his fifth Platinum song off of the album, putting him in an elite category of hit-making artists to accomplish the feat. The Miami native’s career started when he was 16 years old and began writing songs for artists including Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie and Danity Kane. He was the TEEN CHOICE Awards 2014 “Choice Single Male” winner and also received two additional nominations, including “Choice Summer Song” and “Choice Summer Music Star: Male.” His video for “Talk Dirty” also earned him two additional nominations at the MTV Music Video Awards for “Best Pop Video” and “Best Choreography.”

Over the course of its 11 seasons, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE has received 44 Emmy Award nominations and garnered 13 Emmy Award wins, including Outstanding Choreography for Mia Michaels (2011, 2010 and 2007); Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (2014 and 2011); Tyce Diorio (2009); and Wade Robson (2008 and 2007). The hit series also received awards in the category of Outstanding Costumes in 2014, 2010 and in 2009, as well as awards in Outstanding Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE recently celebrated seven Emmy Award nominations, including repeat nods in the categories of Outstanding Reality
– Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality – Competition Series (for Cat Deeley). The series won a TEEN CHOICE Award in 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming, a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2012 for the category of Best Reality Series – Competition, and Deeley won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2012.

jason derulo and paula abdull

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; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd and #stagevsstreet. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul and Jason Derulo @JasonDerulo.

AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

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AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Highly regarded television executive, Amy Thurlow, has been named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for dick clark productions, it was announced today by Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions.  She will be based at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report directly to Mahan.

“Amy is one of the most talented executives in the business with an unparalleled business acumen when it comes to leading, strategizing and growing a company.  She will play a vital management role as dick clark productions expands our global television footprint,” said Mahan. “I have known Amy for many years and it is a tremendous pleasure to have her join the dick clark productions team.”

“It is an incredible time to join dick clark productions with the expansion of its global business under the leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan,” said Thurlow.  “I am honored to work with such a historic company as dick clark productions and contribute to some of the biggest live television events in the world.”

Thurlow most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy for TV Guide Network, a CBS/Lionsgate partnership, based in New York and Los Angeles.  Prior to serving as CFO and EVP, she held several positions within the company, including Senior Vice President, Sales Strategy and Planning.

Earlier in Thurlow’s career, she joined NBC Universal as Manager of Corporate Staff Finance in 1998 and worked her way up to Finance Director of Film and TV Distribution.  She began her career at the General Electric Corporation.

Thurlow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and her Executive MBA from New York University.

Amy Thurlow

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS 
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; and “Rising Star” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).  In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC).  Dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming.  For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

A NEW SEASON OF “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” ON FOX TONIGHT

  so you think you can dace
READY. SET. DANCE!
GET ON YOUR FEET FOR
A NEW SEASON OF “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” ON FOXJUSTIN BIEBER TO INTRODUCE NEW DANCE CREW ELEMENT AND
FANS CAN START VOTING TONIGHT FOR THEIR FAVORITE DANCE CREWS 
AS AUDITIONS BEGIN IN NEW ORLEANS AND CHICAGO Auditions Continue Wednesday, June 4 in Chicago and Los Angeles;
Wednesday, June 11 in Los Angeles and Philadelphia;
and Wednesday, June 18 in Atlanta  Top 20 Revealed on Wednesday, June 25;
Top 20 Perform on Milestone 200th Episode and First Live Show, Wednesday, July 2

Eliminations Begin Wednesday, July 9

The 11th season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE debuts with auditions from New Orleans and Chicago on a two-hour premiere event airing tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Next week, the Emmy Award-nominated series continues with audition episodes in Chicago and Los Angeles Wednesday, June 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), in Los Angeles and Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Talented dancers who impress the judges during these auditions will be invited to Pasadena for the callback round airing Wednesday, June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, once the top 20 dancers are selected, they will be paired with a partner performing in their own styles, and voting begins as dancers perform for America’s vote on the series’ milestone 200th episode Wednesday, July 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Each week a special guest judge will join resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy.

Guest judges in the audition cities include Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Atlanta), Charles “Lil Buck” Riley (Atlanta), Billy Porter and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia), Wayne Brady (New Orleans), Jenna Elfman and Fabrice Calmels (Chicago) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). Guest judges at the Pasadena callbacks include Adam Shankman, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Tara Lipinski and Irina Dvorovenko.

As previously announced, in a brand-new feature this season, pop and R&B phenom Justin Bieber and his choreographer, Nick DeMoura, will introduce top dance crews from around the country who will be featured in each of the audition city episodes. Each week, Bieber and DeMoura will showcase two dance crews on each of the four audition episodes. After the crews are showcased, hash tags will be revealed that viewers can use to tweet their favorite of the two crews. The tweets will be tallied and the most popular crew overall will be invited to perform on the finale. Please check fox.com/dance for voting terms.


“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”

Beginning Wednesday, July 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), and until the Top 10 are determined, the Top 20 finalists will be paired with a partner to perform a randomly chosen style of dance.  Eliminations will begin Wednesday, July 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

Once the series is down to the Top 10, each finalist will be joined by a SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE All-Star dancer. These All-Stars are experts in various styles of dance – Ballroom, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz – and will partner with one of the Top 10 finalists to perform in their specialty. Each week, based solely on America’s votes, it will be revealed who keeps dancing and who goes home.

Featuring Emmy Award-nominated host Cat Deeley, each jam-packed two-hour episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will include awe-inspiring performances and eliminations. The series also will return to the one-contestant-takes-all grand finale prize for the competition’s sole winner.

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RECAP
(All times are 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT;
All LIVE episodes begin at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed)

Thursday, May 28                                           New Orleans and Chicago

Wednesday, June 4                                        Chicago and Los Angeles

Wednesday, June 11                                      Los Angeles and Philadelphia

Wednesday, June 18                                      Atlanta

Wednesday, June 25                                      Callbacks

Wednesday, July 2                                         First Live Performance Show;
Meet the Top 20 Performances/200th                                                                                Episode

Wednesday, July 9                                         Live Performance Show and First                                                                                       Elimination Show

Wednesday, July 16                                       Live Performance Show and Elimination                                                                             Show

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; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; James Breen and Jeff Thacker. Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at www.fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos, photos and contestant profiles. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Also, follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain.

WATCH: EXTENDED CLIP OF POP AND R&B PHENOM JUSTIN BIEBER ANNOUNCING NEW COMPETITION ELEMENT FOR DANCE CREWS ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”

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 EXTENDED CLIP OF
POP AND R&B PHENOM JUSTIN BIEBER
ANNOUNCING NEW COMPETITION ELEMENT
 FOR DANCE CREWS ON
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

In a brand new element on the hit competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, pop and R&B phenom Justin Bieber and his choreographer, Nick DeMoura, will introduce top dance crews from across the country that will vie for a spot on the season finale. Beginning this week on the two-hour season premiere, airing today, Wednesday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Bieber and DeMoura will showcase two dance crews on each of the four audition episodes. After the crews are showcased, hash tags will be revealed that viewers can use to tweet their favorite of the two crews.  The tweets will be tallied and the most popular crew overall will be invited to perform on the finale. Please check fox.com/dance for voting terms.
The Series Premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Airs
Tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX

AND…

TWEET ALONG LIVE TONIGHT ON BOTH THE EAST AND WEST COASTS WITH
CAT DEELEY, NIGEL LYTHGOE, MARY MURPHY AND OTHERS FROM

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,
DURING THE SEASON PREMIERE!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
#sytycd

Live Tweeting from 8:00-10:00 PM ET & PT:
Nigel Lythgoe: @dizzyfeet
Mary Murphy: @hottamaletrain

Live Tweeting from 8:00-10:00 PM ET:
Cat Deeley: @catdeeley
Eliana Girard: @dance9Eliana
Jasmine Harper:  @dance10JasmineH
Live Tweeting from 8:00-10:00 PM PT:
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp: @officialChehon
Spencer Liff: @spencerLiff
Stacey Tookey:  @sjtookey

Live Tweeting from 9:00-10:00 PM PT:
Jenna Elfman (Guest Judge/Chicago): @jennaelfman

And be on the lookout for surprise tweets from:
Justin Bieber: @justinbieber
Jesse Tyler Ferguson:  @jessetyler
Talent will answer fan questions and give the inside scoop on what it’s like on set and behind-the-scenes!

**Participants Subject to Change

OFFICIAL SHOW FACEBOOK: facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance
OFFICIAL SHOW TWITTER: @DANCEonFOX & Join the Discussion: #sytycd

POP AND R&B PHENOM JUSTIN BIEBER TO APPEAR ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”

POP AND R&B PHENOM JUSTIN BIEBER
TO APPEAR ON “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”
TO INTRODUCE NEW COMPETITION ELEMENT:
DANCE CREWS

Fans Can Vote for Favorite Dance Crews Via Twitter

Two-Hour Season 11 Premiere Airs this Wednesday, May 28, on FOX

In a brand new element on the hit competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, pop and R&B phenom Justin Bieber and his choreographer, Nick DeMoura, will introduce top dance crews from across the country that will vie for a spot on the season finale.Beginning next week on the two-hour season premiere, airing Wednesday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Bieber and DeMoura will showcase two dance crews on each of the four audition episodes. After the crews are showcased, hash tags will be revealed that viewers can use to tweet their favorite of the two crews. The tweets will be tallied and the most popular crew overall will be invited to perform on the finale. Please check fox.com/dance for voting terms. Also, with almost 52 million followers, Bieber has extraordinary reach on Twitter, and fans can follow him @justinbieber.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is hosted by Cat Deeley and features resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges, including Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Atlanta), Billy Porter and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia), Wayne Brady (New Orleans), Jenna Elfman and Fabrice Calmels (Chicago) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). The new season of the Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series once again will include awe-inspiring performances, as well as nail-biting eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer.

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; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; James Breen and Jeff Thacker. Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at www.fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos, photos and contestant profiles. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain.

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Photo: Lacy Schwimmer at Carmine’s in Forum Shops

CARMINE’S

 

Professional dancer and choreographer Lacy Schwimmer who has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, was spotted at Carmine’s inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Wednesday night. Accompanied by Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno, the two enjoyed the Chicken Scaloppine with lemon & butter on top of angel hair pasta.

Lacy Schwimmer at Carmine's

Travis Wall of So You Think You Can Dance Creates Epic Dance Number for 1st Birthday of Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

BACCHANAL BUFFET

TRAVIS WALL OF FOX’S HIT SHOW SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
LITERALLY DANCES HIS WAY THROUGH BACCHANAL BUFFET
AT CAESARS PALACE

 

Three-time Emmy nominated choreographer/dancer creates epic dance number in
celebration of award-winning buffet’s milestone first birthday

 

 What sort of birthday gift do you get a buffet that already has everything including 25,000 square feet, dining spaces for 600 guests, over one million visitors in less than a year, accolades such as being voted the #1 Buffet by USA Today and serves more than 500 dishes daily? A big dance number of course.  And, that’s just what happened at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace when Emmy-nominated dancer/choreographer Travis Wall of Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance and co-founder of Shaping Sound, along with eight of his talented friends took over the expansive buffet and created a one-of-a-kind epic dance sequence celebrating the ground-breaking culinary paradise.
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In honor of the $17 million Bacchanal Buffet’s first birthday, Wall joined forces with Caesars Palace in creating the lavish dance number and video that showcases the talent, athleticism and expertise of the dancers while highlighting the fantastic array of culinary offerings and the sleek design of the space. From flipping off of the furniture to breathtaking pirouettes, dancing on the tables to synchronized plate manipulation, Wall expertly utilizes all of the artistic tools at his disposal to create a mesmerizing dance performance.

 

“With Bacchanal we took a big risk and thankfully, it turned out to be a game changer,” explains Gary Selesner, Caesars Entertainment regional president. “We broke all the rules when we launched one year ago and the reception has exceeded all of our expectations.  We have people lining up not only to eat the amazing food which is prepared in nine live kitchens, but also to be part of a new dining social experience. We are proud to have transformed the perception of what a Las Vegas buffet is and can be.”

 

“We had a blast working at the Bacchanal Buffet,” Wall explains. “The space really lends itself to creativity – the different elements of wood, steel and glass all made for great backdrops and dance surfaces. When  I was first approached to choreograph and perform a number in the middle of a Las Vegas buffet, I wasn’t sure what I would come up with, but I was completely inspired by the space, the design elements, and of course, the food.  The hardest part was actually dancing around the abundance of food that all looked and smelled so delicious. But, it turns out it was pretty convenient too as we worked up an appetite.”

 

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In honor of the $17 million Bacchanal Buffet’s first birthday, Wall joined forces with Caesars Palace in creating the lavish dance number and video that showcases the talent, athleticism and expertise of the dancers while highlighting the fantastic array of culinary offerings and the sleek design of the space. From flipping off of the furniture to breathtaking pirouettes, dancing on the tables to synchronized plate manipulation, Wall expertly utilizes all of the artistic tools at his disposal to create a mesmerizing dance performance.

“With Bacchanal we took a big risk and thankfully, it turned out to be a game changer,” explains Gary Selesner, Caesars Entertainment regional president. “We broke all the rules when we launched one year ago and the reception has exceeded all of our expectations. We have people lining up not only to eat the amazing food which is prepared in nine live kitchens, but also to be part of a new dining social experience. We are proud to have transformed the perception of what a Las Vegas buffet is and can be.”

“We had a blast working at the Bacchanal Buffet,” Wall explains. “The space really lends itself to creativity – the different elements of wood, steel and glass all made for great backdrops and dance surfaces. When I was first approached to choreograph and perform a number in the middle of a Las Vegas buffet, I wasn’t sure what I would come up with, but I was completely inspired by the space, the design elements, and of course, the food. The hardest part was actually dancing around the abundance of food that all looked and smelled so delicious. But, it turns out it was pretty convenient too as we worked up an appetite.”

Choreographed by Wall, who in a recent episode of SYTYCD was lauded by the judges for his creative genius, several SYTYCD alum joined forces for this special project including: season one winner and co-founder of Shaping Sound Nick Lazzarini; top-four-SYTYCD-finisher Kayla Radomski; performer Albert Blaise Cattafi; SYTYCD All-Star, Shaping Sound member and star of “All The Right Moves” Jaime Goodwin; Shaping Sound members and SYTYCD alum Kayla Kalbfleisch and Channing Cooke; Dancer Adrian Lee, who appeared with Wall on his reality-based Oxygen channel show “All The Right Moves”, and world Champion gymnast Dom Palange, rounding out the skillful ensemble.
Wall’s background in dance and choreography is extraordinary. Residing in both New York and Los Angeles, he is a resident choreographer and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. After a recent performance, guest judge and actress Jenna Elfman told Travis Wall, “Your choreography is perfection so full of artistry.” Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe commented, “You’re a genius.”
Since opening in September 2012, Bacchanal Buffet has set a new standard for Las Vegas buffets and continues to redefine the buffet experience by offering more than 500 dishes made-fresh daily by a team of specialized chefs who oversee the preparation of the food in nine open interactive kitchens. In its first year alone, Bacchanal Buffet has been named Number One Buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today, The Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Weekly. Serving an astounding 3,000 – 3,500 guest’s daily, the Bacchanal Buffet recently welcomed its one millionth visitor who was awarded a special Caesars Palace prize package. Bacchanal has become a major hotspot and favorite among locals, travelers and celebrities. The restaurant has hosted film legends such as Morgan Freeman and Bradley Cooper, renowned chefs including Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis and Gordon Ramsay and super model Tyra Banks.


Overlooking the world-famous Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace, Bacchanal Buffet serves more than 500 dishes daily in a 25,000 square foot extraordinarily modern and inviting space that seats 600, designed by internationally renowned firm Super Potato.

Name That Tune Live! at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino

 

 

Name That Tune Live! at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino

 

WHO:
Name That Tune Live!

 

WHAT:
Name That Tune Live!, the up-to-date, fast-paced version of the iconic daytime game show, is performed Saturday through Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Human Nature Theatre at Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino (Dark on Fridays). Beginning Nov. 2, tickets to Name That Tune Live! are $29.95 plus tax and applicable fees.  

Produced by SPI Entertainment in association with Panacea Entertainment, Name That Tune Live! gives 50 participants per show the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. With a live DJ, a musical catalog ranging from country to rock n’ roll to Broadway show tunes, and an amazing set by Emmy Award-winning designer Andy Walmsley, (“American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “The Sing Off,” among others), Name That Tune Live! is an interactive experience unlike any other and one of the best entertainment values on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

WHEN:
Name That Tune Live!
Saturday through Thursday (Dark on Friday)
4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS:
Beginning Nov. 2, tickets to Name That Tune Live! are $29.95 plus tax and applicable fees.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the Imperial Palace box office, by calling 1-888-777-7664 or visiting imperialpalace.com. For group reservations of 12 or more, call 702-967-4799 or email jschneider1@caesars.com or darnson@caesars.com. Prices, show dates and times are subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Name That Tune Live! is produced by SPI Entertainment in association with Panacea Entertainment. LasVegasTickets.com is the official sponsor of the show.

 

WHERE:
Human Nature Theatre at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino
3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South 89109
Las Vegas, NV

 

ABOUT NAME THAT TUNE LIVE!
Hosted by talented duo and Las Vegas favorites, Zowie Bowie and Marley Taylor, Name That Tune Live! gives 50 participants per show the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. With a live DJ, a musical catalog ranging from country to rock n’ roll to Broadway show tunes, and an amazing set by Emmy Award-winning designer Andy Walmsley, (“American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “The Sing Off,” among others), Name That Tune Live! is an interactive experience unlike any other and one of the best entertainment values on the Las Vegas Strip.