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So You Think You Can Dance TV Show Facts

Season 2 finalists compete to become America's best dancer on So You Think You Can Dance, but Benji Schwimmer eventually won.
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So you think you can dance, but Fox's hit reality show makes you prove it. So You Think You Can Dance is back for a third season in search of the next undiscovered dancer in America! From break dance to ballet, the contestants go through grueling practices and perform dance routines to try and win over the judges, as well as the American public who get to vote for their favorites. Get the 411 on So You Think You Can Dance!

So You Think You Can Dance - Main Cast

  • Cat Deeley - Host
  • Nigel Lythgoe - Judge
  • Mary Murphy - Judge/Ballroom Choreographer
  • Dan Karaty - Judge/Hip Hop Choreographer
  • Mia Michaels - Judge/Jazz Choreographer
  • Shane Sparks - Judge/Hip Hop Choreographer
  • So You Think You Can Dance - Fun Facts

  • America voted, and crowned Nick Lazzarini as their Dance Idol in Season One! He danced away with a $100,000 cash prize and got to live rent-free in a New York City apartment for one year.
  • Benji Schwimmer won the second season and received $100,000, as well as a new car and a one-year contract to perform in Celine Dion's show in Las Vegas.
  • Lauren Sanchez hosted the first season, but left the show to have a baby.
  • So You Think You Can Dance is produced by the same peeps who created American Idol.
  • Paula Abdul originally signed on to travel across the country to teach average Americans a thing or two about dancing, but pulled out due to scheduling conflicts with American Idol.
  • So You Think You Can Dance - Quotes

    "If you lifesave like you dance, then there are going to be a lot of people drowning in the Atlantic Ocean." - Nigel Lythgoe.

    Anthony Bryant

    "You spin very well, but so does my wife's tumble dryer." - Nigel Lythgoe.

    Nick Lazzarini

    James Payne

    Dave Soller

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