to be a hard core dance reality show.
The new talent hunt is produced by
According to Frames Productions
founder Ranjeet Thakur, dance is a
much loved genre in India for
everybody. After the star studded
dance show Nach Baliye (currently on-
air), the channel wanted to target
the common man. It can be recalled
that in the year 2013, the channel
had tried its hands with a common
man’s dance programme in India’s
Dancing Superstar (IDS) .
“After IDS, Star wanted to re-format
a little, jazz it up in a different style
and this is how Dance + was born. We
came up with the idea of doing the
show wherein solos, duo’s and groups
will be performing with mentorship,”
The makers have roped in talented
choreographer Remo D’Souza who will
don the hat of a super judge.
Moreover, the show will have three
mentors Dharmesh Yelande, Shakti
Mohan and Sumeet Nagdev who will be
guiding and teaching the contestants
and choreographing the act. “The idea
was to have a dance show which would
blend the dancing talent of a common
man with the expertise of the
mentor,” asserts Thakur.
The makers have been working on the
show for the past one year.
“Considering all factors like
understanding the market, developing
it, understanding the kind of dancers
and talent that we can get etc, it has
taken us over a year,” informs
Thakur believes that it is very
important to get talent from across
India on a show like this. The talent
hunt has traveled to 18 odd cities and
reached out to maximum people. This
apart, the show also travelled to
smaller towns, conducting silent
auditions for six months to get the
best of talent.
Auditions started from 3 June in
Guwahati followed by Bhubaneshwar,
Ranchi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore,
Vadodara, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Delhi,
Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai being the
last destination on 28 June.
To top it all, digital auditions were
conducted by Frames in-house.
“Because we have our own network
also for finding talent, we knew our
own talent, co-coordinators and
people across India. Many people are
sending us their dance videos even
now,” he says.
The 12-week series will have the
channel first airing audition episodes
followed by the mega audition
episodes. The grand premier will have
top 12 contestants divided into three
teams (four in each) who will then
battle it out for the title.
The show will go on floors in July and
will be shot at Yash Raj Studios,
Mumbai. It plans to go on-air by end
of July or first week of August.