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These Epic "SYTYCD" Throwback Pics Will Blow Your Mind

Look at all those baby faces!! Do you know which "SYT" season this classic photo is from? (via Instagram)

Bless you, Person Running the "So You Think You Can Dance" Social Accounts. For the past week, that anonymous hero has been taking a fabulous little walk down memory lane, posting pics from seasons past—way past, in some cases. And they're bringing back alllllll the memories.


We literally shrieked when this Season 8 gem popped up in our feed. Check out Melanie Moore and Marko Germar, still in costume for their soon-to-be-iconic "Turn to Stone" Travis Wall routine! This Top 20 crew was announced seven years ago, which is insane.

And OMG, the baby faces in this Season 4 pic. Katee Shean's hair! Comfort Fedoke's stank face! Their Top 20 routine premiered almost exactly a decade ago. TEN. YEARS.

Ready to die a little bit? Here's the #throwback post to end all #throwback posts: the Season 3 Top 20, in a super-glamorous promo shot from, we kid you not, 2007. Jaimie Goodwin! Neil Haskell! Lauren Gottlieb! Dominic Sandoval! DANNY TIDWELL! (Where did you go, Danny? Where did you gooooooo??)

Please don't stop, "SYT" Social Accounts Manager. We can't even explain how much joy this is bringing us.

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