Top 10 Finalists Revealed on “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation”

Tonight, after thousands of auditions by the best young dancers around the country, and the grueling, week-long callbacks round at The Academy, the SYTYCD All-Stars decided which contestants earned the 10 coveted spots as their partners on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION.
This season’s Top 10 finalists, chosen by their SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE All-Star partners are: Tahani Anderson, Daniela Avanzini, Kida Burns, Ruby Castro, J.T. Church, Sheaden Gabriel, Emma Hellenkamp, Tate McRae, Jake Monreal and Jordan Wandick. The All-Star dancers will partner and perform with the 10 young contestants for the first time on the upcoming LIVE shows which kick off Monday, July 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Also, Maddie Ziegler joins Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo at the judging table. Beginning the following week, one dancer will be eliminated each week leading up to the season finale, when America’s Favorite Dancer will be named.

The Top 10 Finalists for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION are:

Tahani Anderson
Tahani Anderson Age: 13
Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

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Daniela Avanzini

Daniela Avanzini Age: 12
Hometown: Miami, FL
Dance Specialty: Ballroom

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Kida Burns

Kida Burns Age: 14
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

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Ruby Castro

Ruby Castro Age: 12
Hometown: Miami, FL
Dance Specialty: Ballroom

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J.T

J.T. Church Age: 10
Hometown: Bristow, VA
Dance Specialty: Jazz

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Sheaden Gabriel

Sheaden Gabriel Age: 12
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
Dance Specialty: Hip Hop

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Emma Hellenkamp

Emma Hellenkamp Age: 11
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Dance Specialty: Tap

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Tate McRae

Tate McRae Age: 12
Hometown: Calgary, Canada
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

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Jake Monreal

Jake Monreal Age: 12
Hometown: Miami, FL
Dance Specialty: Ballroom

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Jordan Wandick

Jordan Wandick Age: 14
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Dance Specialty: Contemporary

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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, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Beverly Frank of 19 Entertainment; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.

Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul, Jason Derulo @JasonDerulo and Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler.

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