Dance India Dance

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Dance India Dance
Presented by
Country of origin India
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 130*
Location(s) Auditions: New Delhi, Mumbai, Baroda, Dehradun, Kolkata, Indore, Bengaluru
Running time 1–3 hours
Original channel Zee TV
Picture format 480p (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original run 30 January 2009 (2009-01-30) – present
External links

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 largest dance-based reality show. The show is the national TV version of the hit Zee Bangla dance reality show Dance Bangla Dance which also has Mithun Chakraborty as the Grandmaster.

The show first premiered on 30 January 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 format where 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.[1]

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 subgenres 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, Geeta Kapoor and Mudassar Khan. The show has won several Television Awards for "Most Popular Dance Reality Show".[2]

Show Format[edit]

The show gathers raw talent aged 15 to 25 from all over India. Once chosen, the contestants are trained by professional Bollywood choreographers.[3] 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.


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[edit]

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 .[4] 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.[5]

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 which is named according to the 3 judges of the show like, Mudassar ki Mandali, Firoz ki Fauj, Shruti ki Shaandaar, 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]

Season synopses[edit]

Season 1: 2009[edit]

The final show aired on 30 May 2009. The winner was Salman Yusuff Khan , Alisha Singh was named first runner-up.

Season 2: 2010[edit]

The final show aired on 23 April 2010. The winner was Shakti Mohan . Dharmesh Yelande was named first runner-up.

Season 3: 2012[edit]

The winner of the season is Rajasmita Kar from Orissa. Pradeep Gurung was voted as runner-up .

Season 4: 2014[edit]

The final show aired on 22 February 2014. The winner of the season is Shyam Yadav and Manan Sachdeva was voted as runner-up.

Dance Ke Superstars[edit]

Dance Ke Superstars featured contestants from the first two seasons to compete against each other. The show was judged by choreographer, Shiamak Davar, Remo D'Souza and features a guest judge every week. Team Jalwa won the series.

Dance India Dance Super Mom[edit]

Mithu Chowdhury from Kolkata was declared the winner of Dance India Dance Super Moms 2013 Season.[7]

DID Dance Ka Tashan[edit]

DID Dance Ka Tashan is a dance reality show aired on Zee TV.[8] The show features contestants from Dance India Dance Super Moms competing against contestants from Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2. The show is judged by choreographer Ahmed Khan and Geeta Kapoor and hosted by Rithvik Dhanjani.[9][10][11]

Dance India Dance Li'l Masters[edit]

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

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

The third season began broadcasting on 1 March 2014. Geeta Kapoor, Ahmad Khan and Mudassar Khan were judges, along with Sanam Johar, Raghav Crockroaz Juyal, Rahul Shetty & Paul Marshal Cardoz and the DID 4 contestant, Swarali Karulkar, as skippers. Teriya Magar was declared the winner.

Dance Ke SuperKids[edit]

Similar to Dance Ke Superstars Dance Ke Superkids â€" Battle of the Baaps! An arena where handpicked contestants from DID L'iL Masters season 1 will contest with the contestants of DID L'il Masters season 2 in a battle to claim the coveted title of 'Dance ke Super Kids'. It was judged by Geeta Kapoor, Farah Khan and Marzi Pestonji and hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Shreya Acharya (contestant of DID L'il Masters Season 2).

Dance India Dance Doubles[edit]

The shows consisted of 12 finalist couples. The Grand Finale was scheduled for filming 7 April 2011 at the Andheri Sports Complex for broadcast on 9 April 2011.[12] Amit & Fellon was voted the winners of the season.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dance India Dance Season 3 15th April *Akshay Kumar* | Dance India Dance". 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  2. ^ Smitha. "Akshay Kumar gifts Rs 1 lakh to Dance India Dance Season 3 finalists". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Dance India Dance gets Magical — Times Of India". 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Akshay Kumar on Dance India Dance — Times Of India". 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Dance India Dance 7th April *Super Six Contestants* | Dance India Dance". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ Gupta, Rahul. "Now watch Dance India Dance on mobiles". Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Meet Mithu Chowdhury who became India's 1st DID Super Mom". Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Zee TV DID Dance Ke Tashan judges Geeta Kapur and Ahmed Khan get candid with". Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  9. ^ "Dance Ka Tashan Show Wiki | Judges,Host & Starting Date | Zee TV". FunTechPalace. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  10. ^ "Dance Ka Tashan Show Wiki , Judges, Hosts and Timings on Zee TV from". 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  11. ^ "Punjab News Live, Headlines, Channel Live, Online, Live | Sikh News The Ultimate Dance Face-Off between the Super Moms and Li’l Masters". City Air News. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  12. ^ "DID Doubles finale not live?". Hindustan Times. 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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