So You Think You Can Dance

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Tuesday 8:00 PM on FOX Premiered Jul 20, 2005 In Season

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So You Think You Can Dance Fan Reviews (194)

8.2
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2,402 votes
  • Turn off the audience screaming!

    8.0
    Hearing the audience scream during the performance is distracting and frankly ruins a lot of really good performances for me. I want to focus on the dancing and hearing the music and get lost in it all. Hearing a bunch of girls scream every time something great happens just totally takes me out of the moment. Even Nigel has mentioned it several times a couple weeks ago. Just turn off the microphones for the audience during the performance, it adds nothing. If you don't believe me, take a vote. I can't imagine many people actually think it adds something. Please stop, it's ruining the show for me that I really love.
  • Hate The New Voting

    1.0
    I have loved SYTYCD since its first debut. I am very disappointed that I cannot vote. I think it is totally absurd that people have to vote via FB. I am one of those individuals who do not have any interest in using FB for my own reasons. Most of everything is done online now days and it is more convenient to vote online instead of a telephone line. I think that a lot of great dancers will lose a lot of votes just because many of us are unable to vote because of the FB challenge. If I am not able to vote for my favorite dancer then what is the reason that I should watch the show. What is the point of even downloading an APP to your phone if you are unable to utilize it, hence you must vote via FaceBook from your cell phone as well. I hope the producers change this method because there are a lot of people who are not in agreement. Did they once think about the older and more mature crowd who don't use social media platforms??? I guess not!!! Signed Old Fashion...
  • Disenfranchised

    7.0
    I've loved the show since season 1, and I too am upset that voting is now FB only. For a show that actually tries to teach audience connection, it's an ironic move. Limiting the voting to subscribers of a creepy social network leaves many of us disenfranchised, and I can feel my caring for the show draining away. 10 for the show, 2 for the network execs.
  • I just wish it were fair to all styles of dance.

    7.0
    I want to see a contemporary or ballet dancer be sent to choreography only to find out the choreography is hip hop. It's so sad to see all hip hop heads fail when they get to choreography and find out it's technical. If not trained, a hip hop dancer doing contemporary will look just as silly as a contemporary dancer doing hip hop. ): Just give everyone a fair and equal chance! I definitely think the show is fun and nice to watch but I get so upset seeing talented dancers go home because they can't do a style and it never ever happens to a contemporary, modern, ballet, or technical dancer because as far as the society is concerned tilts are harder than grooving (which is debatable). Please be fair to all styles, SYTYCD! I'd hate to see a technical dancer go home due to hip hop choreography as much as I hate seeing this happen to hip hop dancers!
  • All NEW Facebooks favorite Dancer! FB voting sucks

    5.5
    I can no longer participate in the voting because of FB. What a shame. The show itself is still great, but the voting was an important part of enjoying the show. Made you feel as if you were participating.

    Now just call it "Facebooks Favorite Dancer" and leave America out of it.

  • ONLY FB VOTING IS AWFUL AND UNFAIR TO PEOPLE WITHOUT FB

    10
    I am absolutely upset I can not vote because I do not have a FB page not fair that us that want to steer away from that media site can not take part in casting our opinion on the show we love... the producers need to change that ASAP I hope when they see the count is not high they change on the split .. I REFUSE TO MAKE A PAGE ON A SITE I DO NOT WANT TO BE PART OF JUST TO VOTE... By the way did anyone catch one person did not have their 8 second run down... One of my favs will give a hint female Tapper can anyone guess her name.. BUT THE SHOW STILL IS THE MOST AMAZING SHOW WHO CRIED WHO MELTED YOUR HEART WHO FELT THOSE AMAZING MOMENTS.... So many ballroom dancers this season I cant wait to see them out of their elements Over ALL amazing show Opinion on each Couple to follow
  • FB ONLY voting is absurd/unfair, etc

    5.5
    We've watched for years, the voting always downright annoying. This year tops the cake with online/app voting only available via FB. Thank you kindly but we don't need the world to know everything we do, watch and think. What's happened to some semblance of privacy? Sorry to the many talented individuals who won't get votes from discriminate viewers like us this year. And couldn't agree more regarding the camera. We want to watch the dancers not how creative the video crew can get. Hope this doesn't become another show on the chopping block.
  • Love SYTYCD but too much camera moving

    8.0
    the show is great but this year the camera is moving too much and its difficult to focus on dancers, It makes you dizzy and distracts from the dance routine
  • Is anyone else sick of seeing so much of the judges??

    7.5
    I love this show, but I am getting more and more fed up with the amount of time the judges are shown when dancers are performing. I appreciate the judges, but I want to see THE DANCERS. I don't give a flip about seeing the judges faces while the dancers are on. Come on, guys! You say this is about the dancers and people being given a chance they may not have gotten otherwise, but I think you are making it about yourselves. Lets get back to the dancers!!!
  • The reason I hate so you think you can dance

    2.0
    Hip hop, break dancing, popping and locking, all that is considered dance too, and I'm tired of having these judges place amazing dancers in a position they can't do. If you made someone who does ballet, do crumping, they would fail. Placing someone who does break dancing or hip hop into lyrical or partner dances doesn't prove they can dance, it just proves how naive the judges are. I'm bored and tired of watching good dancers go home, back to dancing on the streets and in front of mirrors and not given a chance because they can do a proper pli. In conclusion, not all dance is lyrical or jazz.
  • Love SYTYCD! Don't quit after season 11!

    10
    I love SYTYCD and I really want to try out in 4 years when in old enough. These people are amazing!! And I think the show should not quit after season 11!!!
  • I'm annoyed

    1.0
    I'm annoyed with SYTYCD. I find that nowadays, the final 20 is generally Ballet, Contemporary or Jazz dancers. And their definition of "Hip Hop" dance routines is not what Hip hop dancing use to be. And their show revolves around dancers who can dance with a partner. Not every dance style involves a partner. They're are so many people who dance other styles than the three I listed and they're good. But they seem to never make to the final 20 or only one make it from a different dancing category. I still wished Cyrus had won season 9, he was amazing. This show has gotten ridiculous. However, I enjoy watching the auditions.
  • Disappointed

    5.0
    Hate Mary Murphy (thank goodness for mute buttons), love the addition of the crews. Disappointed that they chose a self indulgent punk with no moral compass like JB to introduce it. Surely there is someone more relevant and a better role model if they want to attract a younger crowd to watch. Also he and his "choreographer" have no personality and made their few minutes on air about them and not about the dancers.
  • have to agree to disagree

    6.5
    Like Amican Idol I really think this show hit its stride in season 5 and 6. I personally feel while still okay it is also past its prime. Open up the slot form something new. Fox. Stop holding on to the same shows year after year.
  • 10 Seasons and still the best show on television

    10
    This show, although a competition, is really about getting to watch incredible dancers perform amazing, Emmy award winning routines. Yes, your favorite dancer does not always win. And yes, sometimes the judges comments can be irritating. But, I LOVE what this show is and what it represents. I am blessed that in the midst of mindless television drama there is a program that celebrates the talents of real individuals and promotes art in such a stunning display of athleticism.
  • give us the best of the best

    10
    Dear Nigel & Company: Once this season is over (Season 10) PLEASE provide us a DVD of the "best of the best" routines over the first 10 seasons. There have been some that were so memorable I don't want to ever forget them. Also, if I were a dancer I wouldn't really care about a critique from some sitcom actor. I mean, who cares that some dippy, trippy actress thinks everyone is wonderful. I would want to hear how I can improve from another dancer or a choreographer (Christina Applegate is an exception - she's knowledgeable about dance). It was great to see Kenny Ortega last week and Debbie Allen this week. I personally miss Little C and where oh where is Mia.
  • my top four

    9.0
    Cat was sparkling in her Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dress with the bow in front. for the guys, Aaron is really likeable and talented, but Nico is just amazing dancer. Jasmine and Hayley FTW since Amy landed in the bottom this week. That's my top four
  • PLEASE STOP HATING THE MEN INT THE COMPETITON!

    6.0
    I would like the judges to give more positive feed back to the men in the competition like they do the ladies. Yes the women outfits are pretty, but it's the men who do the lifts and carries the weight of the dance. And, it just seems like the men don't get judge always about how sexy the women look, and it's about the dance not how sexy they look. Not fair to the men in the competition. I love the show but please be fair to the God this is not a porn site. Also, lets get more dance experts on the panel, like Debbie is a dance competition!!! concerned show watcher!
  • It's America's Favorite Dancer--Right?

    6.0
    Nigel keeps saying that America selects the winners and that personality trumps dancing, but then the judges keep saving Jenna. It appears she's not connecting with the audience, but the judges keep stepping in. Aaron's success makes clear that the judges can't always tell who's good. Also, it really bothers me when the judges critique dances and performances as so honest when they're actually pretentious and mugging-filled junk. The "judges" who are being brought on to hype Fox entertainments who don't really know about dance reveal the producers' true (phony) colors. Bring back Debbie Allen, Desmond Richardson, and Lady GaGa. Finally, I second the previous reviewer's comments about the camera work: please stay on the dancers at least for the entire short routine!
  • Lose Mary Murphy, Already!!!!!!

    4.0
    The show has gotten so good with better dancers than when it first started. But, Mary Murphy ruins the show. The only way we can watch (listen) is to record and fast forward through her screechy know-nothing opinions. She is ridiculous and not in a good way. And 4 judges is too much.
  • Make it better

    10
    I was a dancer, and my son is a dancer, & SYTYCD is our favorite show. the only thing we don't like is that the camera does not stay on the dancer through the whole performance. We don't want to look at the judges, we can hear them laugh or whatever, but there are only a few minutes for each performance & audition, and precious, meaningful moments of the choreography are lost each time the camera goes to the panel & away from the dancer. Most of the people & dancers I know personally really dislike this. We can wait to the end to see & hear the judges!! Please consider this.
  • Started Out Great, Went Downhill

    8.0
    I've watched this show from season 3 - the first few seasons I watched were magnificent, 10/10. Then, the judges tried to change the format in unappealing ways. Key choreographers left. The format got even worse. I really did love this show because it exposed me to dancing, which I don't get to see much of, as well as great music. However, it's gotten tired. I really hope the rumors that last season wasn't the final season of the show, but if it was, I can see why.
  • Viewing

    1.0
    I'm all about special lighting for dramatic effects; however, too often the stage is too dark to see the dancers. 'Lighten' it up!!!!!!
  • Losing Credibility

    3.0
    From the start of the season, the show seems like it had been trying to keep up their past ratings. I'm annoyed with a few things, especially the judges. Throughout the season Nigel has managed to bash Cyrus for his lack of experience, then it came to a complete overhaul in the last show. I don't appreciate that negative criticism, EVEN IF it was directed to someone other than Cyrus. If that's the case, don't allow untrained dancers into the top twenty. It's a waste of their time and those who vote to keep them out of the bottom. On a side note, for those who complain about the "good" dancers leaving, perhaps you should vote to have an opinion. Cyrus has never been in the bottom, so he alone isn't the reason why the "good ones" went home.
  • Nigel, what were you thinking

    2.0
    Obviously you were not when you told Cyrus on national TV you were not going to vote for him. I don't care what your feelings are - you should keep it to your self. Judges votes shouldn't be known. I love this show - always have - but that turned me off tremendously. I understand your reasoning but that was uncalled for. It will be interesting to see what that comment did for the voting for Cyrus.
  • Trying for ratings

    1.0
    Loved this shows first season, and each year changes that make the show less honest, seeing really great dancers lost to keep lesser ones that help Nigel's vision live is so sad. The Cyrus story was good up until 2 shows ago. Losing me as a fan for sure. Entering the category of other bad reality shows.
  • True Dance competition

    10
    Have followed since season 1. To night WOW/omg. How do you pick someone? This whole show should get and Emmy. This years dancers...I have always voted. This year I can't pick between them. I am over joyed that there will be a gal and a guy. (Always should have been). The professionalism in dance, partnering, and music to choreography brought out everyone's best. Even the light hearted fun routines. For them to be able to dance with past (brilliant) participants is inspirational extra joy. Tonight was AWSOME ART!!!!! Seen the finale and the whole show should be nominated for an Emmy. This show doesn't get enough notoriety. Where is GMA and other info/talk who ha. These kids bleed themselves for this. I`d rather watch and ache with these upcomers than watch the comedy slash shows that only compete for the best 'come back` or crudity. THESE ARE THE NEW ARTISTS. LOVE IT!!!!
  • dance competition??

    2.0
    seems to me you change the rules for those with good talent but not overall good dancers..really!

    easy breezy choriography and peachy judging..never criticism..really! amazing dancers go home and one stays who smiles like honey but not a good overall dancer at all really!! you gonna loose us as we notice you cater to some every year..it is a dance competion so quit changing to rules to suit someone YOU want! we feel like your cheating behind the scene its just not believable anymore..really come on were not stupid!
  • SYTYCD rigged for Cyrus

    3.0
    Just finished watching this weeks show. I don't believe for one second that Cyrus got more votes than Cole. This is such an insult to our intelligence. I have watched the show every season and never seen such lack of ability and talent as Cyrus. I am seriously considering not watching next year. I don't understand how the show can favor someone who didn't put the time or money into dance lessons basically a casual interest compared to the other dancers. How insulting! I find it curious that Nigel and Mary didn't comment on Cyrus's performance after the Broadway debacle. Hmmmmm.
  • SERIOUSLY!!!

    4.0
    Nothing against Cyrus BUT I thought this show was about DANCE!!! I have watched since the beginning and all the dancers had to do different types of dance--this has not been the case this year! We have watched the choreographers cater to Cyrus and his inability to do the basic dance moves. This has been unfair to the kids that were better than him and got sent home! I have LOVED this show in the past but this season has been a major let down!! Why didn't Cyrus have to do a CHA-CHA or Bollywood????? Also at the end of the program you should say vote for the person who you believe is the BEST dancer not your favorite!! This should be a compeition about dancing NOT about popularity!! I would really like Nigel to honestly tell us if they plan on bringing Cyrus back as an all star to pair up with future contestants? Seriously!!!!
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