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The Star

In 2008 SFA Productions set out to find Canada's Favourite Dancer!  And the first season of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada" erupted onto the scene. The judges, choreographers and the Top 20 dancers became instant stars! And the show quickly became a smash hit; in fact, the first season of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada" on CTV became the most-watched new program of the year, attracting more viewers than all other new Canadian and American series.  During the highly anticipated season Finale, Nico Archambault from Montreal claimed the coveted title of Canada's first ever Favourite Dancer. The show itself went on to win the Gemini Award for Best Variety Program or Series and its host, Leah Miller, won the Gemini for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series. 
Could "So You Think You Can Dance Canada" do it again? Could Season Two be as wildly successful as the first? Yes and Yes!

Unbelievably, Season Two's ratings surpassed those of Season One, averaging 1.76 Million viewers. A new crop of Canada's best competed for the title, and in the end, Tara Jean Popowich, from Lethbridge Alberta, a small town girl with big city dreams, was crowned!  And the series proudly gained its second Gemini nomination for Best Variety Program or Series.

Season Three was jam packed with excitement which began with a huge shock!  For the first time on any So You Think You Can Dance world stage, there would be a Top 22! The battle was intense but it was the smoldering Denys Drozdyuk of Toronto who rose above the rest and became the champion. For the third consecutive year, the show received a Gemini nomination for Best Variety Program or Series and costume designer extraordinaire, Lee Kinoshita-Bevington, was nominated for Best Costume Design.

Season Four was an exceptional season and the series consistently won its time slot with weekly ratings averaging over one million viewers. On September 11, 2011, 19 year old Jordan Clark claimed the title of Canada's Favourite Dancer. Sadly, she would be the last, as production ended shortly there after.

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geminiGemini Awards: WINS!
Best Music, Variety Program or Series - Season 1
Best Performance or Host in Variety Program or Series - Season 1 - Leah Miller
Viewer's Choice Award - Hottest Canadian Female - Leah Miller

NOMINATIONS:
Best Direction in a Variety Program or Series - Season 1
Best Music, Variety Program or Series - Season 2
Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety, Program or Series - Season 2
Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety, Program or Series Season 2
Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series - Season 2
Best Music, Variety Program or Series - Season 3
Best Costume Design - Season 3

Press

"Our dance show better than U.S. Version" - Rob Salem, The Toronto Star, December 3, 2008

"Dance Canada has real energy" - Alex Strachan, Canwest Newswire, October 6, 2009

"A dance show as diverse as Canada" - Debra Yeo, The Toronto Star, August 23, 2010

"A day with the kids, who like to dance, dance dance" - John Doyle, the Globe and Mail, October 19, 2010

"Want pure entertainment? Watch 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada" - John Doyle, the Globe and Mail, June 23, 2011