Are You a "So You Think You Can Dance" Pro?


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How much do you know about the winners, judges, dancers, and more from So You Think You Can Dance?

Who is the long-running host of SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance)?

Cat Deeley is a British television host and model with many other credits to her name. She provides an encouraging and supporting presence for contestants on the show.


When did SYTYCD first premiere in America?

SYTYCD premiered in 2005 in the United States, though there are international versions of the show that have all started at different times. When it premiered, it was the top-rated show on television in America.


Which judge was known for putting dancers on the "hot tamale train"?

Mary Murphy's exuberant energy had her putting dancers on what she called the "hot tamale train" when a great performance occurred. She was on the show for many years, departing after season eleven.


Who was the very first winner of SYTYCD?

Nick Lazzarini was the first winner of SYTYCD in America and has since gone on to be a founding member of the dance company, Shaping Sound.


As of August 2016, how many seasons of SYTYCD have aired?

As of August 2016, thirteen seasons of SYTYCD have aired in America. The formats have changed from time to time, with the most recent season featuring kids instead of adults.


Which season three routine starred Lacey and Neil and was about a father and daughter reuniting in heaven?

"Time" was the name of a SYTYCD routine choreographed by Mia Michaels about her father. It goes down in history as one of the biggest tearjerkers in SYTYCD history.


Which dancer won the "stage" side of the competition in season ten?

Amy Yakima won the stage side of the stage vs. street competition of SYTYCD in season 10. She later went on to join a dance company called Shaping Sound.


What is the name of the season four routine starring Katee, tWitch, and a lonesome door?

"Mercy" was the name of a sexy, sassy season four routine that told the story of a guy and his crazy girlfriend. There was a lot of door action too, ooh la la.


What season ten stunner starred Amy Yakima and Travis Wall?

Travis Wall choreographed a stunner of a piece to dance with Amy Yakima on season ten of SYTYCD. He and Amy later danced together on tour with the Shaping Sound dance company.


What season two routine is affectionately called the "Park Bench Dance" by fans?

Celine Dion's "Calling You" was the perfect setting for this memorable routine choreographed by Mia Michaels. It also was one of the first routines to put Travis Wall on the map.


What is the name of the husband and wife pair who often choreographs together for SYTYCD?

Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo are a husband and wife choreography team known as Nappytabs. They have choreographed numerous times for SYTYCD, often known for lyrical hip-hop.


Which season five routine about addiction starred Kayla and Kupono?

In season five, Mia Michaels choreographed a chilling routine about addiction and how it can control the addict. The costumes, makeup, and performance quality given by Kayla and Kupono made this a memorable piece.


Who is the long-time host of SYTYCD?

Cat Deeley is the long-time host of SYTYCD. She is a British model and host, among other things. She often represents an encouraging presence for the contestants on the show.


What is the title that the winners of SYTYCD receive?

Winners of SYTYCD get prize money, opportunities, and the title of "America's Favorite Dancer."


What is the name of the season six winner who also competed and starred on the Chinese version of the show?

Russell Ferguson won the sixth season of SYTYCD and has also performed in unique productions like Anthony Williams's "Urban Nutcracker."


Season 8 winner, Melanie Moore, has gone on to star in what Broadway production?

Melanie played the role of Peter Pan in Broadway's "Finding Neverland" and has also starred in the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof."


Who was the season 11 SYTYCD winner with the amazing extension?

Ricky Ubeda won season 11 of SYTYCD, and his amazing extension was definitely something to remember. He was also seen touring with the dance company, Shaping Sound.


Which young dancer joined the judging panel for So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation?

Maddie Ziegler, a "Dance Moms" alum, joined the judging panel along with Jason Derulo, Nigel Lythgoe, and Paula Abdul for "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," judging kid dancers.


Who was the host of the very first season of SYTYCD?

Lauren Sanchez was the host the very first season of SYTYCD before Cat Deeley took over in subsequent seasons.


Which singer-songwriter's life changed forever when her song was used for a Stacey Tookey-choreographed routine on SYTYCD?

Christina Perri's life changed overnight when her song was used for a Stacey Tookey-choreographed routine starring Billy Bell and Kathryn McCormick. The song was so popular that it led to a live performance of the song on the show and a record deal.


Which SYTYCD runner-up landed a recurring gig on The Ellen Degeneres Show?

Stephen "tWitch" Boss was the season four runner-up on SYTYCD and has landed several gigs in movies and television shows since his season.


Which SYTYCD choreographer created the moves for the popular 2001 hit music video "I'm a Slave 4 U?"

Brian Friedman is a prolific SYTYCD choreographer, having done choreography for many popular artists such as Britney Spears, *NSYNC, and Prince.


Which jazz and contemporary SYTYCD choreographer is from Detroit, Michigan?

Sonya Tayeh is an emmy-nominated choreographer known for her distinctive style of “combat jazz.” Typical movements in her choreography are full of strength, with a fierce nature.


Which SYTYCD choreographer danced the lead in the Broadway musical, “Fosse?”

Tyce Diorio has danced with several well-known musical acts, including: Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, and Jennifer Lopez.


Jason Derulo is one of the more recent SYTYCD judges. Which of these is his song?

Jason Derulo joined the judges table on STYYCD in 2015, along with being a great dancer, he is a classically-trained vocalist and can even sing opera.


Which season two contestant married fellow SYTYCD contestant Stephen “tWitch” Boss and became a pro on Dancing With the Stars?

Allison Holker was a contestant and later an All Star on SYTYCD; she then became a pro on Dancing With the Stars in 2014.


Which television network started SYTYCD?

SYTYCD began on the Fox television network, and the network his ratings gold from day one.


What change was made to the show format in season nine?

In season nine, two winners were crowned, America’s Favorite Boy and America’s Favorite Girl. The winners that season were Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp.


In what season was the judging panel revamped in addition to the elimination of guest judges?

Season twelve’s judging panel was changed with Jason Derulo and Paula Abdul joining Nigel Lythgoe as permanent judges on the panel with no guest judges. In addition, the format became “Stage vs. Street.”


What year did a routine on SYTYCD first win an Emmy?

Wade Robson’s Pop-Jazz “Ramalama” routine and Contemporary routine, “Calling You” by Mia Michaels, both won Emmys in 2007.


In what year did SYTYCD win two Teen Choice Awards?

In 2006, SYTYCD won Choice TV: Breakout Show and Choice Summer Series at the Teen Choice Awards. They have been nominated several more times over the years.


From where is original judge Nigel Lythgoe?

Nigel Lythgoe was born July 9, 1949 in the United Kingdom and is a film director and producer, dance competition judge, choreographer, and a former dancer himself. He has been a mainstay on SYTYCD since the beginning of the show.


Which dancer won SYTYCD: The Next Generation in 2016?

Kida won the first season of SYTYCD that featured kids as competitors.


How much was the prize money from the first season of SYTYCD?

Nick Lazzarini, the first winner of SYTYCD, won $100,000 and the opportunity to live in a New York City apartment for free for one year.


The second season winner, Benji Schwimmer won the opportunity to perform with which singer?

Benji Schwimmer, the second winner of SYTYCD, won $100,000, a new car, and the opportunity to perform in Celine Dion's Las Vegas show for one year.


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