After the successful completion of the reality singing show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Challenge 2009’, Zee TV has started TV’s biggest reality dance program, Dance India Dance on January 30.
The reality dance show started in association with UTV brings expert choreographers and dance talent together.
As the pioneer in talent searches in India, Zee TV is poised to successfully take this talent hunt to another popular entertainment genre.
The dance show, hosted by Tarana Raja and Jay Bhanushali, focuses on discovering the best talent and the biggest star in the dance region.
A total of 24 talented finalists, ranging from 15 to 25 years old, have been chosen through 8 worldwide auditions, comprising submissions from South Asians in the United States.
Each of these 24 individuals will get training under top Bollywood choreographers, such as Terence Lewis, Geeta Kapoor and Remo.
Over the course of the show, each of the contenders will also be instructed by Mithun Chakraborty, a renowned dancing sensation in India and the Mahaguru of Dance India Dance.
Under their expert guidance, each of the contestants will compete against one another in an effort to make it to the Final 12, as chosen by TV audience.
In an effort to go beyond typical Bollywood dance and present the audience with a range of dance forms, partakers will be taught all dance types from Ballet to Jazz, to Hip-Hop, Salsa and even Shadow Dancing, amongst others.
Through each elimination round, the best dancers will be selected through public voting rounds, ending with a Grand Finale.
In end, the winner will get prize money, a contract and production of their own dance video.
Voting, which will begin at the end of February, will be digital and cross platform including SMS, Internet, IVRS and televoting options.
Mr. Subroto Bhattacharya, Territory Head, Americas, for Zee TV USA, said, “Coming from a country rich in culture and a passion for singing and dancing at every occasion, Dance India Dance is sure to be an unbridled success in its search for the best dancing talent in the world.”