Auditions: So You Think You Can Dance Australia

Here we go again…

TEN has announced audition dates for its second season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia -the show that genuinely attracted both talent and praise this year.

Auditions begin in Adelaide on September 28th and end in Melbourne on November 2nd.

Applicants must be Australian, aged 18 to 35 as of 1st February 2009. TEN says it is “on the hunt for UNIQUE styles of dance that are hard to learn and take years to perfect…. tappers, poppers, breakers, acrobats, contortionists, ballet dancers, traditional dancers…”

TV Tonight understands that behind the scenes, judges are also hoping more industry dancers will audition for the programme. There was a feeling that last year many industry performers stayed away from the show, uncertain about the way the show would be received and how a reality television appearance might affect their career. Now the show has been well-received, there is a private hope that might shift this year.

Auditionees are also told, in fact COMPELLED, to arrive to auditions with 5 COPYRIGHT-APPROVED CDs to audition with. TEN won’t be allowing downloaded music to accompany auditions because of copyright issues in broadcasting (oh we can hear the tears now!). They also encourage selection of songs that haven’t been used before. Hey who can remember the last batch anyway?

Her Majesty’s Theatre
58 Grote Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Doors Open at 0830 sharp
Audition Date: Sunday 28 September 2008

Subiaco Oval
Subiaco Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Doors Open at 0830 sharp
Access via Gate 8
Audition Date: Sunday 5 October 2008

Overseas Passenger Terminal
Customs Hall, Circular Quay Way, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales
Doors Open at 0730 sharp
Access via Upper Level Promenade
Audition Dates: Saturday 11 October 2008 & Sunday 12 October 2008

RNA Show Grounds
Coffee Club Auditorium, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Queensland
Doors Open at 0830
Access via Main Parade Entrance
Audition Dates: Saturday 18 October 2008 & Sunday 19 October 2008

Princess Theatre
163 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Doors Open at 0830
Audition Date: Saturday 1 November 2008
Audition Date: Sunday 2 November 2008

Full info on TEN’s website.


  1. I am glad to see at least one Australian reality television program set the minimum age of contestants at 18. David, was this the case for first season as well?

  2. Any word on who the third judge will be this year? All I’ve seen on the cattle call commercials are Jason Coleman and Matt Lee… Do we expect Bonnie Lythgoe to return or will they adapt the American style of a revolving third judge?

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