Dance India Dance

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Dance India Dance
DanceIndiaDance.jpg
FormatInteractive
reality competition
talent show
Created byUTV Software Communications
Developed byMithun Chakraborty
Directed byRemo D'Souza
Presented bySaumya Tandon (2009–present)
Jay Bhanushali (2009-present)
JudgesTerence Lewis
(2009-)
Geeta Kapoor
(2009–)
Remo D'Souza (2009-)
Country of origin India
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes106
Production
Location(s)Auditions: New Delhi , Mumbai , Baroda , Dehradun , Kolkata , Indore , Bengaluru
Running time1–3 hours
Production company(s)Frames Production Company
Broadcast
Original channelZee TV
Picture format(480p) (SDTV)
(720p) (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 30, 2009 (2009-01-30) – present
External links
Website
 
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Dance India Dance
DanceIndiaDance.jpg
FormatInteractive
reality competition
talent show
Created byUTV Software Communications
Developed byMithun Chakraborty
Directed byRemo D'Souza
Presented bySaumya Tandon (2009–present)
Jay Bhanushali (2009-present)
JudgesTerence Lewis
(2009-)
Geeta Kapoor
(2009–)
Remo D'Souza (2009-)
Country of origin India
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes106
Production
Location(s)Auditions: New Delhi , Mumbai , Baroda , Dehradun , Kolkata , Indore , Bengaluru
Running time1–3 hours
Production company(s)Frames Production Company
Broadcast
Original channelZee TV
Picture format(480p) (SDTV)
(720p) (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 30, 2009 (2009-01-30) – present
External links
Website

Dance India Dance is an Indian dance competition show that airs on Zee TV in the India, produced by UTV Software Communications and has become India's larget dance-based reality show. The show's title was inspired by Kannada film Dance Raja Dance.[1]

The show first premiered on January 30, 2009, was created by Zee TV producers . The first season was hosted by Tarana Raja; since then second season it has been hosted by Indian television personality Saumya Tandon with Jay Bhanushali. The show features a unique format wherein dancers from a variety of styles enter open auditions held in Indian Metropolitan cities to showcase their unique style and talents and, if allowed to move forward, then are put through Mega-audition rounds of auditions to test their ability to adapt to different styles. At the end of Mega Audition, Only Top 18 dancers are chosen as 'finalists' who move on to compete in the competition's main phase where they will perform solo, duet and group dance numbers in a variety of styles in competition for the votes of the broadcast viewing audience which, combined with the input of a panel of judges, determines which dancers will advance to the next stage from week to week.[2]

The show features a variety of Indian cultural and international dance styles ranging across a broad spectrum of classical, contemporary, Bollywood, hip-hop, jazz, Kalaripayattu, Salsa, Samba and musical theatre styles, amongst others, with many sub-genres within these categories represented. Competitors attempt to master these styles in an attempt to survive successive weeks of elimination and win a cash prize (typically Rs 50 Lakh) and often other awards, as well as the title of "India's Best Dancer". The show is choreographed by some of the most popular Indian choreographers, such as Terence Lewis, Remo D'Souza and Geeta Kapoor. The show has won several Television Awards for Most Popular Dance Reality Show.[3]

Contents

Show Format

The show gathers raw talent aged 15 to 25 from all over India. Once chosen, the contestants are trained by professional Bollywood choreographers.[4] Thereafter the participants compete against each other. Some of the dance forms that are taught to the contestants are ballet, acrobatics, shadow dancing, mid-air dancing, Broadway theatre, contemporary, Bollywood, Latin, ballroom, and hip-hop.

Auditions

The contestants get a chance to perform before a panel of judges composed of Terrence Lewis, Remo d'souza and Geeta Kapoor. The selection of the season's Top 18 live show finalists are overseen by head judge Mithun Chakraborty.

Selection of finalists

The selection process can be further broken down into two distinct stages: the open auditions and a second phase referred to as the 'Mega Auditions'. The open auditions take place in 5–6 major Indian cities and are typically open to anyone aged 15–30 at the time of their audition. The cities in which auditions are held varies from season to season but some, such as New Delhi and Mumbai, have featured in almost every season. During this stage, dancers perform a brief routine (typically individually) before a panel of dance experts. This panel will then make an on-the-spot decision as to whether the dancer demonstrated enough ability .[5] If the dancer impressed the Judges with his/her dancing abilities, judges will award a "Dancing Superstar ki Topi" (Hat of Dancing Superstar), moving them instantly one step forward in the competition.

Picture of the Judges Panel during Dance India Dance show

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The second stage of the selection process, the "Mega Auditions", is a several-day-long process in which the remaining hopefuls are tested for overall well-rounded dance ability, stamina, and their ability to perform under pressure. The dancers are put through a battery of rounds which test their ability to pick up various dance styles (typically some of the more well-represented genres that will later be prominent in the competition phase, such as Hip-Hop, Bollywood Dance, Jazz, Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Contemporary). At the end of this process, only Top 18 competitors will be chosen. then, Those Top 18 got divided into 3 groups of dancers named, Terence Ki Toli, Geeta Ki Gang and Remo Ke Rangeeley. Each Group containing 6 Dancers, then compete in the show with learning new skills throughout the Journey .[6]

Seasons

Grand Finalists

SeasonWinnerRunner-up3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place7th Place
1Salman Yusuff Khan
(Contemporary Jazz)
Alisha Singh
(Contemporary)
Siddhesh Pai
(Bollywood Style)
Jai Kumar Nair
(Contemporary)
Prince Gupta
(Locking & Popping)
Sunita Gogoi
(Contemporary)
Khushboo Purohit
(Hip Hop)
2Shakti Mohan
(Contemporary)
Dharmesh Yelande
(Locking & Popping)
Punit Pathak
(Contemporary)
Binny Sharma
(Contemporary)
Kunwar Amarjeet Singh
(Contemporary)
Amrita maitra
(Folk, Contemporary)
Saajan Singh
(B-Boying)
3Rajasmita Kar
(Bollywood Style)
Pradeep Gurung
(B-boying)
Raghav Juyal
(Slow Motion)
Sanam Johar
(Ballet and Contemporary)
Mohena Kumari Singh
(Contemporary)
Abhik Banerjee
(Contemporary)
Neerav Bavlecha
(Contemporary)

[7]

Season synopses

Season 1: 2009

The final show aired on May 30, 2009. The winner was Salman Khan (from Remo Ke Rangeelay), Alisha Singh (from Terence ki Toli) was named first runner-up.

Season 2: 2010

The final show aired on April 23, 2010. The winner was Shakti Mohan (from Terence Ki Toli). Dharmesh Sir (from Geeta ki Gang) was named first runner-up.

Season 3: 2012

The winner of the season is Rajasmita Kar (Geeta Ki Gang) from Orissa. Pradeep Gurung (from Terence ki Toli) was voted as runner-up .

Dance India Dance Li'l Masters

Grand Finalists

SeasonWinnerRunner-up3rd Place4th Place5th Place6th Place
1Jeetumoni Kalita
(Break)
Atul Banmoria
(B-Boying)
Vaishnavi Patil
(Bharatnatyam)
Manoj Rathod
(Contemporary)
Ruturaj Mahalim
(Lyrical Hip-hop)
Vatsal seth
(Bollywood)
2Faisal KhanOm ChetriRohan ParkaleSoumya RaiJeet DasShalini Moitra

Li'l Masters Season 1

Jeetumoni Kalita was declared winner of DID L'il Masters after the finale.

Li'l Masters Season 2

The 2nd season of Dance India Dance Li'l Masters of Dance India Dance Series. Faisal Khan was declared as the winner . Om Chettri was declared as runner-up .

Dance India Dance Doubles

12 finalist couples were chosen out of thousands aspirants purely based on talent and performances. Amit & Fellon was voted as Winners .

References

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