Since the US version of So You Think You Can Dance is over until next summer, I decided it’s time to turn our attention to some of the various international So You Think You Can Dance shows.
First up is So You Think You Can dance Canada. The Series Premier of So You Think You Can Dance Canada is on September 11th at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, and with an encore presentation on September 14 on MuchMusic. That means we don’t have much longer to wait.
The judges are Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux with host, Leah Miller. You’ll also get to see alternating Third Judges: Blake McGrath (US SYTYCD Season 1) and Luther Brown. The following guest judges are also scheduled to appear: Paul Becker, Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty, Rex Harrington, Melissa Williams, and Sean Cheesman.
Auditions have already taken place in the following locations:
* April 7 – Vancouver, British Columbia – The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
* May 5 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Cunard Centre
* May 12 – Calgary, Alberta – MacEwan Conference & Event Centre
* May 27 – Montreal, Quebec – Theatre St-Denis – 600 auditioned
* June 8 – Toronto, Ontario – Metro Toronto Convention Centre – approx. 1000 auditioned
A few quick quotes about So You Think You Can Dance Canada:
“We were amazed at the diversity of dancers we found in each of our audition cities,” said Executive Producer Sandra Faire. “They inspired us with their passion for dance and their determination to become Canada’s favourite dancer. We know viewers will fall in love with them!”
“During the inaugural audition tour, the feedback from the judges and choreographers was that Canada’s crop of dancers was absolutely phenomenal,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
“Canada has some of the best dancers on the planet!” says U.S. So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy
Other Good News for SYTYCDC:
Putting its best foot forward, CTV announced its biggest promotional campaign ever for a television series on the network. Beginning September 1, CTV will roll out an extensive national multi-platform promotional campaign supporting the highly-anticipated premiere of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
I can tell you from my experience on this blog that no one is more passionate about So You Think You Can Dance than Canadians. I’ve pissed off more than a few canadians with my comments and they are happy to give it right back. I love them for it.
Of course, as always we’ll be trying our best to post all the So You Think You Can Dance Canada music once the shows start in September. In the meantime, you can go back and see the list of US SYTYCD music.