To all the amazing Canadian dancers out there, here is an exciting opportunity to see some Canadian dance talent. This press release was taken from the ctv.ca website. Anyone going to audition?
Canada, it’s time to prove you’ve got the moves!
CTV announced Thursday that “So You Think You Can Dance Canada,” a Canadian version of the hit international series, will embark on a cross-country search for the finest dancer in the land.
“Whether they hone their craft at ballet school, in the clubs or on the streets, dancers share the same dream: to express their passion for dance on stage,” says Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
“‘So You Think You Can Dance Canada’ provides that stage for the broad spectrum of dance talent this country has to offer in a way never seen before.”
“So You Think You Can Dance Canada” will showcase dancers as they compete to impress an expert panel of judges during a cross-country audition process.
Selected competitors will be invited to call-backs where they will work with some of Canada’s top choreographers. The panel will then choose the Top 20 dancers to move on in the competition.
Then, it’s up to Canada to decide who stays and who goes as the public votes for their favourites following weekly performance episodes in which the competitors are assigned different partners and dance styles to perform, from hip-hop, krump and pop-and-lock to salsa, quickstep, ballroom, and jive.
The five-city tour will visit Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and one more city yet to be announced.
Complete audition information, including dates, locations and eligibility requirements, will be revealed soon.
CTV and production partner Danse TV Productions are also currently casting for the host and judging panel for “So You Think You Can Dance Canada.”
The series premieres this fall on CTV.
“So You Think You Can Dance Canada” is based on the Emmy Award-winning smash hit series created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe that premiered in 2005.
Canada joins the United States, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel as markets with an original “So You Think You Can Dance” production.
The original “So You Think You Can Dance” is a Top three summer series in Canada on CTV with an average audience of 1.25 million viewers.”