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The Best Episodes of So You Think You Can Dance

Every episode of So You Think You Can Dance ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of So You Think You Can Dance!

Dancers selected in open auditions across America take part in a rigorous competition designed to best display their talents, training and personalities to a panel of judges and viewers as they strive to win votes and avoid elimination.

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The best episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" is "Top 10 Perform Pt. 1", rated 9.1/10 from 20 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Top 10 Perform Pt. 1" aired on 8/7/2017 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Top 4 Perform".

  • Top 10 Perform Pt. 1
    9.1/10 20 votes

    #1 - Top 10 Perform Pt. 1

    Season 14 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-08-07

    The Top 10 are revealed and perform for the first time on the SYTYCD stage.

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  • Top 4 Perform
    9.1/10 23 votes

    #2 - Top 4 Perform

    Season 14 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-09-17

    With only the best of the best remaining in the competition, the dancers show America why they belong in the Final Four.

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  • Top 12 Perform
    8.8/10 42 votes

    #3 - Top 12 Perform

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 2009-07-08

    The top 12 dancers perform.

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  • Top 10 Perform Pt. 2
    8.8/10 17 votes

    #4 - Top 10 Perform Pt. 2

    Season 14 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-08-14

    After the Top 10 competed for the nation's vote, one dancer must head home.

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  • The Finale
    8.8/10 16 votes

    #5 - The Finale

    Season 14 Episode 15 - Aired 2017-09-25

    After incredible auditions in New York and Los Angeles, a grueling call-backs round at The Academy and weeks of inspired live performances, the nation will finally decide who joins the ranks of America's Favorite Dancers. The final four dancers show the judges and the country what they've got one last time before the winner is crowned.

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  • Top 20 Perform
    8.7/10 34 votes

    #6 - Top 20 Perform

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-06-10

    The Top 20 dancers hit the stage for their first chance to compete.

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  • Los Angeles Auditions: No. 2
    8.7/10 21 votes

    #7 - Los Angeles Auditions: No. 2

    Season 14 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-06-19

    The second part of the auditions continue in Los Angeles as the judge's search for the best dancers in the nation. Find out which dancers have what it takes to move on to “The Academy” callback rounds.

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  • Top 9 Perform
    8.7/10 16 votes

    #8 - Top 9 Perform

    Season 14 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-08-21

    Each dancer has another opportunity to impress the judges and fight for the nation's vote before one must say goodbye.

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  • Top 8 Perform
    8.7/10 19 votes

    #9 - Top 8 Perform

    Season 14 Episode 11 - Aired 2017-08-28

    The top 8 dancers compete to stay in the running for America's favorite dancer.

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  • Top 20 Perform
    8.6/10 23 votes

    #10 - Top 20 Perform

    Season 6 Episode 11 - Aired 2009-10-27

    The Top 20 dancers are paired up and get their first chance to perform. The judges eliminate two dancers as the show ends.

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  • Finale: Winner Announced
    8.6/10 22 votes

    #11 - Finale: Winner Announced

    Season 7 Episode 23 - Aired 2010-08-12

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

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  • Top 4 Perform
    8.6/10 22 votes

    #12 - Top 4 Perform

    Season 11 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-08-27

    The top four finalists perform; guest judge Tara Lipinski.

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  • Top 7 Perform
    8.6/10 18 votes

    #13 - Top 7 Perform

    Season 14 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-09-04

    The top 7 dancers have another opportunity to impress the judges and fight for the nation's vote before the latest cuts are revealed.

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  • Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated
    8.5/10 43 votes

    #14 - Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2008-07-31

    Just six contestants remained, but that number on Thursday would be trimmed to the final four dancers still in the running for the title of America's favorite dancer on "So You Think You Can Dance?" Guest judge Adam Shankman announced that in addition to the $100,000 cash prize and the spot in a Las Vegas show, the winning dancer will also get a featured role in an upcoming movie he's producing. No details. That's just the prize. So, you know, yay! After the first commercial break, judge Nigel Lythgoe went all "Debbie Downer" on the dancers, telling them that they'll have to prepare themselves for rejection. In a minute-long speech, he said the word rejection -- or some form of it -- seven times, telling them dancers that by the end of the show, five of them will have been rejected. He said they should not dwell on it, but use it to propel themselves toward other opportunities. He then told them that each of them pulled in more than 1 million votes after Wednesday's performance show. Mary got emotional while telling them how proud she is of the progress they've made, and Adam told them to cherish the experience they've had on the show and to treat their fans well. All six dancers then performed their solos, and it would be the last time around the stage for two of them.

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  • Top 8 Perform
    8.5/10 21 votes

    #15 - Top 8 Perform

    Season 10 Episode 15 - Aired 2013-08-20

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  • New York Auditions: No. 2
    8.5/10 19 votes

    #16 - New York Auditions: No. 2

    Season 14 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-07-10

    The New York auditions continue as the judges search for the best dancers in the nation.

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  • Top 6 Perform
    8.5/10 17 votes

    #17 - Top 6 Perform

    Season 14 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-09-11

    The top 6 dancers have another opportunity to impress the judges and fight for the nation's vote before the latest cuts are revealed.

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  • Top 10 Perform, Round 2
    8.5/10 6 votes

    #18 - Top 10 Perform, Round 2

    Season 16 Episode 11 - Aired 2019-08-19

    After the top 10 compete for the nation's votes, two dancers head home.

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  • Top 10 Perform
    8.4/10 21 votes

    #19 - Top 10 Perform

    Season 5 Episode 16 - Aired 2009-07-15

    The top 10 dancers perform.

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  • Finale: Winner Announced
    8.4/10 28 votes

    #20 - Finale: Winner Announced

    Season 5 Episode 23 - Aired 2009-08-06

    This two-hour season finale will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. From the Top 4, America's Favorite Dancer will be revealed.

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  • Top Three Perform
    8.4/10 20 votes

    #21 - Top Three Perform

    Season 7 Episode 22 - Aired 2010-08-11

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

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  • Finale: Winner Announced
    8.4/10 26 votes

    #22 - Finale: Winner Announced

    Season 8 Episode 23 - Aired 2011-08-11

    The winner is announced.

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  • Top 20 Revealed/Meet the Top 20
    8.4/10 19 votes

    #23 - Top 20 Revealed/Meet the Top 20

    Season 9 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-06-27

    They've strutted their stuff and experienced an emotional roller coaster ride to get this point. Now the 35 remaining dancers who survived Vegas Callbacks have to walk the Green Mile to find out if they've made it into this season's Top 20. It's time to find out which of your favorites are in and who's going home, as we celebrate So You Think You Can Dance's 200th episode!

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  • Vegas Callbacks
    8.4/10 22 votes

    #24 - Vegas Callbacks

    Season 10 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-06-11

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  • Winner Chosen
    8.4/10 19 votes

    #25 - Winner Chosen

    Season 10 Episode 18 - Aired 2013-09-10

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