We want to thank you for your support of Dance Network over the past several years. It has been our mission to bring you the best dance content, breaking news and live events on the internet. We had the pleasure of working with some of the best and brightest dancers and choreographers from around the world of dance. Every day we lived our promise that Dance Network was “created by dancers, for dancers”. Despite our best efforts and your tremendous support, we could not meet the goals that we had set for ourselves. This has led us to make the difficult decision to discontinue Dance Network. Coming to this decision was very emotional and disappointing, but one that we could not avoid. The website will continue to be operational until April 30, 2020. We have grown together with you as part of the global dance family. Dance is a universal language and one that we will continue to embrace. Our devotion to dance will not waver and we hope your passion for dance will continue for years to come. Thank you again! This has been an incredible journey and one that we will never forget.


Coronavirus Update: What's Happening with the TV Dance Shows?

by Kristyn Burtt | 3/16/2020 1:04 PM

Photo credit: Adam Rose/FOX.


In the last five days, the global situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a serious turn. It has shut down the entertainment industry for at least the next two weeks, with more postponements for production to come.

 

Where does this leave the TV dance shows at the moment? It's interrupting some shows, while other shows managed to squeak by and get everything completed just in time.

 

Dance Network has the latest updates on what is happening with TV production as of Monday, March 16.

 

More: How 'World of Dance' Has Impacted the Careers of Dancers

 

World of Dance:

 

World of Dance was able to complete its full Season 4 production by the skin of its teeth. The finale was scheduled for Saturday, March 14, but NBC was able to move up the show by one day to get the cast and crew safely home as early as possible. The final show for Season 4 was filmed on Friday, March 13 with an expected late spring/early summer debut.

 

So You Think You Can Dance:


UPDATE: So You Think You Can Dance has canceled the Miami, New York and Los Angeles auditions. They will be looking at video submissions for consideration for the next round. Dancers can submit an audition up until Sunday, March 22. More information can be found at the FOX website.

 

Dance Network confirmed last Friday that auditions for Season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance were still happening in Miami, New York City and Los Angeles with additional safety measures in place. The auditions will be smaller this year. The open call is canceled, but priority auditions with select dancers is still happening.

 

More: Dance TV Shows | 2020’s Complete Guide for New and Upcoming Shows

 

Floored:

 

Floored, with host Liza Koshy, wrapped up filming in February, so the show's production was not affected by COVID-19. The show’s network, Quibi, was expected to have a big launch party on April 5, which has been canceled. The network's shows, including Floored, will make their debut on April 6.

 

The Masked Dancer:

 

The FOX spinoff show to The Masked Singer held auditions recently for background dancers and a troupe. Cast members had been hired and were expected to start rehearsals soon. It's unclear whether production will be pushed back, but it's something to keep your eye on with its anticipated summer debut.

 

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Dancing with the Stars Tour:

 

The Dancing with the Stars Tour postponed the final weeks of the show and tour producers are hoping to reschedule those dates. It will be a monumental task given the pandemic crisis, in addition to assembling the cast back together and finding open theatre dates at each of the venues. It's a strong possibility that the dates won't be rescheduled, especially if the self-isolation orders continue beyond the current two-week recommendations.

 

Upfronts:

 

The Upfronts are designed for the networks to court advertisers each year to the slate of fall shows. The event usually takes place in New York City, but it has been canceled this year to comply with safety measures. All networks will do virtual announcements in early May. The renewal for Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars is expected during this time.

 

Don't miss Dance Network's 'To The Pointe' interview with Gabe De Guzman and Laura Krystine from 'To The Beat! Back 2 School': 


We want to thank you for your support of Dance Network over the past several years. It has been our mission to bring you the best dance content, breaking news and live events on the internet. We had the pleasure of working with some of the best and brightest dancers and choreographers from around the world of dance. Every day we lived our promise that Dance Network was “created by dancers, for dancers”. Despite our best efforts and your tremendous support, we could not meet the goals that we had set for ourselves. This has led us to make the difficult decision to discontinue Dance Network. Coming to this decision was very emotional and disappointing, but one that we could not avoid. The website will continue to be operational until April 30, 2020. We have grown together with you as part of the global dance family. Dance is a universal language and one that we will continue to embrace. Our devotion to dance will not waver and we hope your passion for dance will continue for years to come. Thank you again! This has been an incredible journey and one that we will never forget.