Season 7 auditions continue in Los Angeles at the Orpheum theater, with Nigel Lythgoe, Hi-Hat and Adam Shankman critiquing, and then on to Chicago. Stacey Tookey joins Nigel and Shankman in Chicago. Some contestants share their stories.
Auditions end in Dallas and Nashville. Then Las Vegas week begins.
The top 10 contestants dance a group performance choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. Debi Nova performs with six of the All-Stars dancing backup. Bryan Gaynor and his crew "RemoteKontrol" also perform. One dancer is eliminated.
The top 9 contestants dance a contemporary group performance choreographed by Jamel Gaines. Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis perform, as well as Ne-Yo. The dancers with the least viewer votes perform solos.
The top 7 contestants, (Alex Wong was injured), perform twice, once with an All-Star dancer, then with a fellow contestant.
Seven of the contestants, with AllStar Ade Obayomi, perform a Mia Michaels' contemporary piece. The original cast of "In The Heights" and Natasha Bedingfield perform. All Stars Pasha Kovalev & Anya Garnis dance the cha-cha. Alex Wong leaves due to injury.
Top 6 perform. Ashley Galvan sits out due to injury. Alex Wong sends a post-op message from the hospital. First Tahitian and B-boy dance routines are performed.
A group performance choreographed by Tyce Diorio, 2 young dancers from Mary Murphy's Champion Ballroom Academy and 2 dancers from the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform. Musical guest is Christina Perri. Comfort and tWitch perform.
Top 5 dancers perform with an all-star, another contestant and solo. Billy Bell sits out due to injury. The first stepping routine on the show is performed.
Top 6 contestants perform with an all-star, another contestant and a solo.
A group performance, of contestants and all-stars, choreographed by Mia Michaels, as well as "Step Up 3D" dancers perform. Musical guests are Allison Iraheta, with Orianthi, and Christian TV. 2 dancers are eliminated from the competition.
The top 4 contestants dance a group performance and with two different all-stars. Clips of their life, before they auditioned for the show, are shown.
All-stars perform a Dee Caspary routine. Musical guests are Janelle Monae and Flo Rida. Desmond Richardson performs a solo. The top 4 dance solos. Clips of the contestants at the premiere and after-party of "Step Up 3D" and at the Gatorade Performance Lab.
It's the finals for the remaining 3 contestants. The 3 finalists dance 4 times: with an all-star, with each of their fellow contestants, and a solo. The 1st Malevos fight routine is performed by Kent and Robert.
The finale show opens with a hip-hop group performance. Encore performances of the judges' favorite routines. Musical guest: Black Gold. Guest performers: Manzari Brothers, Quest Crew, Charlie Bruce, and Lil' C with Russell Ferguson (season 6 winner). Winner announced.