Maddie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler debuts as judge on "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation." Picture:Dancer Maddie Ziegler poses backstage with her award for The Seriously Popular Award during the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles.Reuters

Ever since news of Maddie Ziegler's appearance on "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation" was reported, fans have been waiting to see the 13-year-old dance prodigy on TV screens. But the wait will no longer continue because Maddie will finally debut on FOX's reality TV show in Season 13 episode 4.

The upcoming episode of "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation" will be special for many reasons. Anyone who's a major fan of the dancing reality show will have not just one but two surprises. According to the promo of Season 13 episode 4, Maddie and the top 10 stars will welcome the contestants who've been chosen to be part of the Academy.

In the promo for Season 13 episode 4, Maddie looks thrilled and seems to have a lot of fun with the contestants. Although the preview clip doesn't show her tutoring the dancers, the contestants themselves look excited to display their skills.

So far, 12-year-old Tate McRee has been impressive. In last week's episode, the Calgary native received a resounding applause from the judges, who were amazed at the control, grace and skills she displayed. We wonder what new lessons Maddie will teach Tate as she makes her way to the Academy.

Both dancers are trained in ballet and perhaps the former "Dance Moms" star's guidance could help make Tate's routines that much more delightful to watch.

"So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation" Season 13 episode 4 airs at 8 p.m. EST on Monday, June 20, on FOX. You can live-stream the episode via FOX NOW.

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