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'So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation' determines the Top 10 kids

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/28/2016 

So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation determined its Top 10 dancers during Monday night's broadcast on Fox.

After surviving a challenging Broadway routine choreographed by Warren Carlyle, the 40 remaining contestants were required to perform two more rigorous routines on Day 3 of the Academy in the hope of making the Top 20.

The young dancers -- ages 8-13 at the time -- attempted to show off their best skills for the 10 SYTYCD All-Stars in a hip-hop number choreographed by Tabitha and Napolean followed by a contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall.

By the end of the hip-hop round, three contestants remained on each team. Once the contemporary round came to a close, only two kids remained on each team.

On the final day of the Academy, each All-Star had to choose only one dancer to pair up with for the rest of the So You Think You Can Dance competition, therefore narrowing the field down to a Top 10. The All-Stars made their decisions based on each kid's final interview and solo.

Next week, the Top 10 SYTYCD: The Next Generation contestants will work with their All-Star and take the stage in the live shows. The contestants will be judged by Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Maddie Ziegler, as well as America.

Below is the list of this season's talented Top 10 contestants:

- Tahani Anderson, a 13-year-old hip-hop dancer from Victorville, CA (Paired with All-Star Comfort Fedoke)

- Daniella Avanzini, an 11-year-old ballroom dancer from Atlanta, GA (Paired with All-Star Jonathan Platero)

- Leon "Kida" Burns, a 14-year-old hip-hop dancer from Sacramento, CA (Paired with All-Star Fik Shun)

- Ruby Castro, a 12-year-old ballroom dancer from Miami, FL (Paired with All-Star Paul Karmiryan)

- JT Church, a 10-year-old contemporary dancer from Haymarket, VA (Paired with All-Star Robert Roldan)

- Sheaden Gabriel, a 12-year-old hip-hop dancer from Murrieta, CA (Paired with All-Star Joshua Allen)

- Emma Hellenkamp, a 10-year-old tap dancer from Santee, CA (Paired with All-Star Gabby Diaz)

- Tate McRae, a 12-year-old contemporary dancer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Paired with All-Star Kathryn McCormick)

- Jake Monreal, a 12-year-old ballroom dancer from Miami, FL (Paired with All-Star Jenna Johnson)

- Jordan Wandick, a 14-year-old contemporary dancer from Bakersfield, CA (Paired with All-Star Sasha Mallory)

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