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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mzansi’s Favourite Dance Show coming back on SABC1!


Mzansi’s favourite dance show, So You Think You Can Dance, is coming back in its 3rd season starting on SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho on Saturday 17 August 2013, at 18h30. The stunning Sinazo Yolwa (The Link) has been confirmed as the host.

"Words cannot express how excited I am to be part of the third season of So You Think You Can Dance. Travelling across the country with the talented judges to meet and interact with dancers has been a wonderful experience. I am embracing the world of dance wholeheartedly, and our viewers have some amazing entertainment in store for them," says excited Sinazo.

This year’s show promises viewers exciting new changes with the judging panel this time around consisting of the following popular Mzansi personalities: the tried-and-tested Harold Van Buuren; Themba Nofemele (Muvhango) and the dazzling Lorna Maseko (Top Billing).


35 contestants are selected by the judging panel, to attend call back auditions in Johannesburg where they are given the opportunity to work with choreographers, learn different dance styles and perform these dances to stay in the competition. 16 contestants are then chosen during this phase to take part in the live performance shows of the competition, where they will compete as pairs but also as individuals for the title of South Africa’s most talented dancer.

The next phase of the show consists of performance and results shows. The top 16 contestants are randomly paired up and select a dance style which they will perform in front of a live audience and the judging panel. Choreographers from different dance disciplines are at their disposal for the duration of the training week. After the performance show viewers have an opportunity to vote for their favourite dancer and the results are announced during the result show.  

“Viewers can expect to be dazzled by the level of talent we have in mzansi, the new pool of judges have indeed raised the bar. The introduction of Sinazo Yolwa will bring a new dynamic to the show and we are excited to see this new season attract many viewers; we expect record braking numbers in terms of votes this year. Don’t miss the Live Broadcast on Saturdays 18h30 & result show every Monday at 19h00,” says Dichaba Phalatse,

Kee-Leen Irvine, Executive Producer and Group Creative Director of Rapid Blue had this to say: “Rapid Blue is delighted to be bringing So You Think You Can Dance back for its third season on SABC1. Dance continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa and with dance styles ranging from Latin to Hip Hop and Sbujwa to Contemporary,  So You Think You Can Dance provides a fantastic canvas on which to present our country’s most exciting and entertaining dancers and showcase the vibrant art and culture of dance Mzansi has to offer. It’s still a competition though and the dancer with the most impressive ability to adapt to different dance-styles and wow the judges and the public will walk away with R250 000 in cash. A refresh on the cast, a few new faces amongst the choreographers and the inclusion of one or 2 different dance styles this season promises to deliver thrilling entertainment.”

How the show works:
o   The live shows start airing on Saturday 17 August 2013, at 18h30.
o   The first 3 shows will capture the excitement of the regional auditions.
o   Every Saturday evening will see eight dance couples (16 contestants) compete in a variety of dance styles – ballroom; ballet; salsa; hip-hop – and viewers will be given an opportunity to vote via sms for their favourite dancers.
o   The Result Show will broadcast every Monday at 19h00 - starting on the 23rd September 2013. The voting results will see the elimination of 2 dancers (1 male & 1 female) every week by the judging panel.
o   The top 4 will compete in pairs as well as individually until the winner is chosen – to walk away with the title and the grand prize.

Do not miss on the excitement, unbelievable dance moves and the electrifying atmosphere of the new season of, So You Think You Can Dance, every Saturday at 18h30 – only on SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho!!

Twitter:  @SYTYCD_ZA
Facebook:   So You Think You Can Dance – South Africa (Official Page)

Distributed on behalf of : SABC 1

Distributed by : Alison Fyfe-Turck
Fyfe PR
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