In the wake of much criticism about the new format — including from TVLine’s own Michael Slezak — Fox has released a first look at some of the young dancers auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.
For Season 13 (premiering Monday, May 30), the summer TV staple is rebooting itself with a new focus on contestants in the 8-13 age group who excel across a variety of styles including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation and breaking.
Wannabe Dance-rs brave auditions with the goal of advancing to “The Academy,” where the judges — Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Dance Moms’ Maddie Ziegler — will narrow the field to the Top 10. Those talented young’uns will then be paired up permanently with SYTYCD All-Stars from prior seasons to compete for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.
Check out five of the Los Angeles auditions below and share your latest take on the reboot: