So You Think You Can Dance was one of those on-the-bubble shows last season with soft ratings, but Fox said today it has picked up the Emmy-winning dance competition show for a 12th season. SYTYCD will premiere in summer 2015 with a new twist. Throughout the auditions, dancers who advance will be placed into two teams, stage dancers, those trained in styles such as contemporary ballet, jazz or tap, and street dancers, those skilled in hip-hop, animation, or breaking. Dancers will be eliminated until there are two teams remaining, 10 street dancers and 10 stage dancers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the season finale when one dancer from either the street or stage genre will be chosen.
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. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, Barry Adelman, James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.