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So You Think You Can Dance To Premiere During Winter Olympics

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So You Think You Can Dance Australia (L-R) Jason Gilkison, Shannon Holtzapffel, Carrie Bickmore, Paula Abdul, Aaron Cash.jpg

Premieres Sunday, 6.30pm, February 9, on TEN.

The Ten Network has confirmed So You Think You Can Dance Australia will premiere Sunday, February 9, at 6.30pm and continue Monday, February 10, at 7.30pm on TEN. The launch will coincide with the first full day of competition at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Live Olympics coverage is scheduled from 8:10pm on Sunday while The Biggest Loser will now air at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the same week. 

The series captivated Australians for three years. Its return to TEN promises to inspire and amaze once again, with more breathtaking performances and jaw-dropping moments as contestants compete to become Australia’s favourite dancer.

The Logie-Award winning local series features The Project's Carrie Bickmore as host, with judges Paula Abdul, Jason Gilkison, Aaron Cash and Shannon Holtzapffel at the helm for an action-packed series of spectacular dancing and family-friendly entertainment.

Producers have travelled across the country in search of the best 100 dancers Australia has to offer. In a challenging and competitive week of workshops and dance-offs that are full of tears of joy and tears of sorrow, tantrums and unexpected surprises, these top 100 dancers have the opportunity to fulfil their dreams.

From there, the last remaining contestants will “dance for their lives” as the panel of judges select the Top 20 dancers (10 boys and 10 girls) who will go on to compete in the “performance” shows – when Australians will cast their vote.

During the weekly performance shows, the contestants will be paired up to perform routines from a selection of genres – from jazz and urban to contemporary and ballroom – all showcasing the great variety of dance in Australia.

The local series is produced by Shine Australia. So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and dick clark productions, inc. It is distributed internationally by Zodiak.