Toronto, ON (September 24, 2010) - As announced during last night's results episode, CTV has ordered a fourth season of the hit series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The five-city audition locations, where Canadian dancers will again have the chance to step into the spotlight and prove they have what it takes to become Canada's Favourite Dancer were announced today. Try-outs are set to begin Saturday, November 6 in Saint John, NB. Other audition cities include Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is based on 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, inc. popular international format SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, presented from a uniquely Canadian perspective.
This announcement comes as Season 3 is once again captivating viewers across the country, with an average audience of 1.11 million viewers per episode. After moving to new timeslots this week, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA performance shows will continue to air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, with results shows airing Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET following BIG BANG THEORY on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings). SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA also airs Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET on MuchMusic.
"Canadians are embracing SYTYCDC because viewers have discovered it's a way to express emotion without words," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "It is the poetry of the body and the heart."
Audition details available to date listed below (subject to change):
Saint John, NB
Saturday, November 6
24 King Square South
Saturday, November 20
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
John Bassett Theatre
255 Front St. W.
Saturday, November 27
1594 St-Denis Street
Saturday, December 4
The Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue
Saturday, December 11
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
777 Homer Street
Viewers can also find out more information about SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA on the show's official Twitter account at twitter.com/SYTYCDCanada, and on the show's Facebook page at facebook.com/SYTYCDCanada.
CTV, 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions announced an agreement for the Canadian format rights to the international hit series in October 2007. The format premiered in Canada in September, 2008 and quickly jived its way to the top to become the #1 new program overall in Canada that Fall. Airing in Fall 2009, Season 2 attracted 11% more viewers than Season 1 and became a Top 15 hit for Females 18-34 in Canada. Season 3 premiered August 15, 2010 and will conclude October 24, 2010.
Season 1 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was nominated for three Gemini Awards, recognizing the best in Canadian English-language television, and won two. Season 2 was recently nominated for an additional four Gemini Awards.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA alumni, including Season 1 winner Nico Archambault and Season 2 winner Tara-Jean Popowich, have become some of North America's most sought-after dancers and choreographers. Finalists from the program have performed with some of the world's biggest music stars including Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Sean Desman, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and Kelly Rowland. In addition, past dancers have appeared in television series, movies and programs like HELLCATS , TURN THE BEAT AROUND and NUREYEV, as well as in feature films including the Toronto Film Festival opening night movie Hockey: The Musical!, Sorority Wars, Funky Town and Sur le Rythme.