The BEST Episodes of So You Think You Can Dance

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 1, 2020

Network: FOX

The summer hit keeps viewers moving to a different beat as dancers skilled in everything from the “street” styles of Hip-Hop, Krumping, and Popping to Ballroom’s Salsa, Quickstep and Jive compete to be named the nation’s favorite. Hosted by Cat Deeley.

Winner Announced

#1 - Winner Announced

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 16, 2009

Adam Lambert performs. The winner is announced.

star 8.80
122 votes
Top 9 Perform

#2 - Top 9 Perform

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 30, 2010

The Top 9 dancers perform.

star 8.68
208 votes
Meet the Top 20

#3 - Meet the Top 20

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 26, 2009

Meet the Top 20 contestants in their one chance to perform without the fear of being eliminated.

star 8.67
176 votes
Performance - Top Ten

#4 - Performance - Top Ten

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 25, 2007

The top ten dancers perform, in hopes of becoming America's favorite dancer.

star 8.63
41 votes
Top 12 Perform, 2 Eliminated

#5 - Top 12 Perform, 2 Eliminated

Season 10 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 6, 2013

star 8.61
49 votes
Top 8 Perform, 2 Eliminated

#6 - Top 8 Perform, 2 Eliminated

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 20, 2013

star 8.56
55 votes
Winner Chosen

#7 - Winner Chosen

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 10, 2013

star 8.53
43 votes
Top 10 Perform, 2 Eliminated

#8 - Top 10 Perform, 2 Eliminated

Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 13, 2013

star 8.42
52 votes
Top 10 Perform

#9 - Top 10 Perform

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 1, 2009

The top 10 contestants perform.

star 8.42
148 votes
Meet the Top 11

#10 - Meet the Top 11

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 10, 2010

The hardest auditions are over and it's time to meet the top 11 dancers, who will compete for the title "America's Favorite Dancer".

star 8.41
263 votes
Top 14 Perform, 2 Eliminated

#11 - Top 14 Perform, 2 Eliminated

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 30, 2013

star 8.39
46 votes
1 of 7 Voted Off

#12 - 1 of 7 Voted Off

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 15, 2010

One of the Top 7 dancers is eliminated.

star 8.38
146 votes
Top 4 Perform

#13 - Top 4 Perform

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 3, 2013

star 8.34
41 votes
Top 8 Perform

#14 - Top 8 Perform

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 27, 2011

The remaining eight contestants perform.

star 8.32
235 votes
Winner Announced

#15 - Winner Announced

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired Aug 12, 2010

A Season 7 winner is chosen in the conclusion of the two-part finale.

star 8.32
178 votes
Atlanta Auditions

#16 - Atlanta Auditions

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2009

Dancers auditioning for a chance to earn a ticket for Las Vegas Callbacks.

star 8.31
123 votes
Top 11 Perform

#17 - Top 11 Perform

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 16, 2010

The 11 remaining dancers perform.

star 8.31
175 votes
Top 3 Perform

#18 - Top 3 Perform

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 11, 2010

In Part 1 of the two-part Season 7 finale, the final three dancers perform.

star 8.30
234 votes
Vegas Callbacks

#19 - Vegas Callbacks

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 11, 2013

star 8.30
43 votes
And The Winner Is...

#20 - And The Winner Is...

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 5, 2005

The final 16 return for a dance together, and a 'hip-hop chorus line' called Groovaloo perform. Other than that, the episode is made up of clips from previous episodes. Throughout, the cuts are made one by one to reveal a winner.

star 8.29
17 votes
2 of 16 Voted Off

#21 - 2 of 16 Voted Off

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 11, 2009

Two of the final 16 dancers are sent home.

star 8.29
90 votes
Memphis Auditions

#22 - Memphis Auditions

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 4, 2013

star 8.29
130 votes
2 of 14 Voted Off

#23 - 2 of 14 Voted Off

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 18, 2009

Orianthi performs. The final 12 dancers are revealed as two more performers are eliminated.

star 8.28
119 votes
Atlanta Auditions

#24 - Atlanta Auditions

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 6, 2012

The quest to find America's Favorite Dancer next came to "Hot-lanta" - Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, So You Think You Can Dance found champion Melanie Moore here. So the contestants and judges had high hopes for the Peach State's most populous city.

star 8.22
187 votes
New York and Salt Lake City Auditions

#25 - New York and Salt Lake City Auditions

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 1, 2011

Dancers audition for the judges in New York and Salt Lake City.

star 8.21
178 votes