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Lauren Sanchez (2005)
Cat Deeley (2006-present)
Nigel Lythgoe
Mary Murphy (2007-2009, 2011-2014)
Adam Shankman (2009-2010)
Mia Michaels (2010)
Jason Derulo (2015-present)
Paula Abdul (2015-present)
Maddie Ziegler (2016)
Vanessa Hudgens (2017-present)
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So You Think You Can Dance
FOX: 7/20/2005-present
19 Entertainment
Dick Clark Productions

So You Think You Can Dance was a reality dance competition similar to Dancing with the Stars, but with civilians (regular people) instead of celebrities. Plus, there are more outrageous dance styles, too.


Although each varies in the particulars of its format and presentation, all shows share a premise of placing dancers who come from a wide variety of dance backgrounds and are often, but not exclusive, amateur or semi-professional experience in a competition which requires them to adapt to multiple styles of dances. As the competition progress, a combination of judge decisions and at-home-viewer votes determine which dancers will advance in the competition from week to week, until ultimately one dancer is voted champion of that particular season and receives a prize package that may consist of money, work or training opportunities, additional material prizes and typically the title of the respective country's "Favorite Dancer" (i.e. "America's Favorite Dancer").


  • Season 1 - Nick Lazzarini
  • Season 2 - Benji Schwimmer
  • Season 3 - Sabra Johnson
  • Season 4 - Joshua Allen
  • Season 5 - Jeanine Mason
  • Season 6 - Russell Ferguson
  • Season 7 - Lauren Froderman
  • Season 8 - Melanie Moore
  • Season 9 - Eliana Girard & Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
  • Season 10 - Amy Yakima & Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall
  • Season 11 - Ricky Ubeda
  • Season 12 - Gaby Diaz
  • Season 13 - Leon "Kida" Burns

International VersionsEdit

Countries that have previously aired their versions of So You Think You Can Dance includes:

  • Arab League
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Benelux (both in Dutch & English languages)
  • Canada (both in French & English languages)
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Scandinavia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam


Chelsie Hightower & Allison Holker were contestants on the show before becoming pros on Dancing with the Stars.


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