The tamale train has pulled back into the station.

The rest of the world won’t get its first glimpse at So You Think You Can Dance‘s upcoming Season 14 until a promo aired during Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, but we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the first footage from the show’s back-to-basics (read: no more kids!) cycle.

The video above offers many of the SYTYCD staples: returning judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary “Tamale Train” Murphy (who was absent from Season 13), earnest young artists hoping for a chance at fame, limber dancers doing moves that make our hamstrings hurt, a sexy ballroom audition (that ends in an actual liplock!) and the obligatory shots of successful hoofers holding their golden tickets to the next round of competition.

What’s new: Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), who seems like an ebullient and enthusiastic temporary addition to the judges’ table.

“You just shine on that stage,” she tells one hopeful entrant.

SYTYCD returns Monday, June 12, at 8/7c on Fox. Press PLAY on the video at the top of the post to get your first look at SYTYCD‘s Season 14, then hit the comments with your thoughts!

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