Dance India Dance
|Dance India Dance|
|Presented by||Saumya Tandon (2009–present)
Jay Bhanushali (2009-present)
Remo D'Souza (2009-)
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||106|
|Location(s)||Auditions: New Delhi , Mumbai , Baroda , Dehradun , Kolkata , Indore , Bengaluru|
|Running time||1–3 hours|
|Original channel||Zee TV|
|Picture format||(480p) (SDTV)
|Original run||January 30, 2009– present|
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 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 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.
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.
- 1 Show Format
- 2 Auditions
- 3 Seasons
- 4 Season synopses
- 5 Dance India Dance Super Mom
- 6 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters
- 7 Dance India Dance Doubles
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The show gathers raw talent aged 15 to 25 from all over India. Once chosen, the contestants are trained by professional Bollywood choreographers. 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
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 . 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.
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 .
|Season||Winner||Runner-up||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place||7th Place|
|1||Salman Yusuff Khan
|Jai Kumar Nair
(Locking & Popping)
(Locking & Popping)
|Kunwar Amarjeet Singh
(Slow Motion & Dubstep)
(Ballet and Contemporary)
|Mohena Kumari Singh
Season 1: 2009
The final show aired on May 30, 2009. The winner was Salman Yusuff Khan (from Remo Ke Rangeelay), Alisha Singh (from Terence ki Toli) was named first runner-up.
Season 2: 2010
Season 3: 2012
Dance India Dance Super Mom
Mithu Chowdhury from Kolkata was declared the winner of Dance India Dance Super Mom 2013 Season. She was awarded with a Cheque of Rs 10 Lakhs and a Trophy by swostika lamichhane and subin lamichhane at the grand Finale held in Surat on September 08, 2013.
Dance India Dance Li'l Masters
|Season||Winner||Runner-up||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place|
|2||Faisal Khan||Om Chetri||Rohan Parkale||Soumya Rai||Jeet Das||Shalini 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 "the great dancer"(from Prince ki Paltan)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 .
Season 4: 2013
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- Smitha. "Akshay Kumar gifts Rs 1 lakh to Dance India Dance Season 3 finalists". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "Dance India Dance gets Magical — Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "Akshay Kumar on Dance India Dance — Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- Gupta, Rahul. "Now watch Dance India Dance on mobiles". Themobileindian.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "Dance India Dance 7th April *Super Six Contestants* | Dance India Dance". Danceindiadance.in. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "Meet Mithu Chowdhury who became India's 1st DID Super Mom". Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Official website
- Dance India Dance at the Internet Movie Database
- Dance India Dance on Facebook
- Dance India Dance on Google+