Dance India Dance
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|Dance India Dance|
|Presented by||Saumya Tandon (2009–2012)
Ishita Sharma (2013-present)
Jay Bhanushali (2009-present)
Remo D'Souza (2009-2012)
|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)
|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.
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 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
Season 4: 2014
The final show aired on February 22, 2014. The winner of the season is Shyam Yadav (from Mudassar ki Mandali). Manan Sachdeva (from Shruti ke shaandar) was voted as runner-up.
Dance Ke Superstars
Dance Ke Superstars brings together eight contestants from Dance India Dance (season 1) and eight contestants from Dance India Dance (season 2) to compete against each other for the coveted title of "Dance Ke Superstar". The contestants from Dance India Dance (Season 1) are on Team Josh and contestants from Dance India Dance (Season 2) are on Team Jalwa. Each team is captained by two contestants from Dance India Dance Li'l Masters. The show is judged by choreographer, Shiamak Davar, Remo D'Souza and features a guest judge every week. After a fierce competition between Team Josh and Team Jalwa, Team Jalwa emerged victorious.
JALWA Team (Dance India Dance Season 2)
Dance India Dance Super Mom
Mithu Chowdhury from Kolkata was declared the winner of Dance India Dance Super Moms 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
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 "the great dancer"(from Prince ki Paltan)was declared as the winner . Om Chettri was declared as runner-up .
The Third season began broadcasting on 1st March 2014. It has Geeta Kapoor, Ahmad Khan and Mudassar Khan as Judges, along with Sanam Johar, Raghav Crockroaz Juyal, Rahul Shetty & Paul Marshal Cardoz and the DID 4 contestant- Swarali Karulkar as skippers. Teriya Magar (from Omkar Ke Rockstars) was declared the winner.
Dance India Dance Doubles
The shows consisted of 12 finalist couples. The Grand Finale was scheduled for filming April 7, 2011 at the Andheri Sports Complex for broadcast on April 9, 2011. Amit & Fellon was voted the winners of the season.
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