Toronto, ON (October 13, 2009) - As announced during last night's Top 6 Performance episode, CTV has ordered a third heart-racing season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. Dancers from across the country who have been watching from their living rooms now have their chance to bust a move live, and in person, for the judges. CTV and Danse TV Productions announced that the third season audition tour will stop in Toronto on Friday, November 13 and in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December 5. The tour will also spin into Calgary, Montreal and a soon to be announced East Coast city. Additional audition dates, details and locations will be announced soon. Information will be posted at dance.ctv.ca as it becomes available. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is based on 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions' popular international format SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
This announcement comes as season two heads to its finale week, averaging 1.44 million viewers*, ranking as a Top 20 show with key demo A18-34** and consistently wins its timeslot nationally with the key female demos (F18-34, F18-49 and F25-54).
"The continued popularity of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA has proven that this country loves to dance," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "We've discovered some amazing talent over the past two seasons and Season 3 is sure to discover a whole new group of inspired dancers."
Audition details available to date listed below (subject to change):
- Toronto, Ont.: Friday, November 13th at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
- Vancouver, B.C.: Saturday, December 5th at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, 777 Homer Street
- Calgary, Alta.: Venue and date to be announced
- Montreal, Que.: Venue and date to be announced
- East Coast City: Venue and date to be announced
The series renewal comes just 12 days before Canada's Favourite dancer for Season 2 is named during the two hour finale on Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV. In addition, numerous dancers from Season 1 are carving out notable careers in the entertainment industry. Nico Archambault, the winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 1, will appear as the legendary ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev in the upcoming Bravo! biopic Nureyev, and has also been on a national tour with his group Pinup Saints. He is also set to star as a modern-day Johnny Castle in the new Family Channel film Vacation With Derek, and returned to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage as a choreographer for the Top 8 performance show.
In addition, a number of Season 1 dancers are also involved in the upcoming MTV/CTV television movie TURN THE BEAT AROUND, which is choreographed by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judge Tré Armstrong. The movie stars Romina D'Ugo and also features Season 1 Top 4 finalists Miles Faber and Natalli Reznik, alongside Top 20 competitors Caroline Torti, Bre Wong and Tamina Pollack-Paris.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions. Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
About Danse TV Productions Executive Producer Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada's leading variety producers, is also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a cabinet member of Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along with Executive Producer Trisa Dayot, Senior Producers Bronwyn Warren and Millan Curry-Sharples and producer Janet Lavack, helm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. For over a decade the team has produced an impressive array of Canadian award-winning programs seen in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Faire still holds the record for the highest-rated variety special in Canadian television history, ANNE MURRAY'S FAMILY CHRISTMAS, which garnered a 43 per cent share on CBC with 4.2 million viewers.