Bravo Will 'Step It Up' With Reality Dance Show
Dancers will audition for a range of gigs
The cable channel announced its latest reality competition series "Step It Up" in conjunction with casting sessions in New York, Chicago, Los Angles and Atlanta beginning Monday, Sept. 10.
The show will reveal the cutthroat dance industry and how dancers from all disciplines -- from ballet and ballroom to Broadway and burlesque -- go through harrowing challenges to master the numerous dance styles.
"'Step It Up' pulls back the curtain on one of the most lively arts and one of America's favorite pastimes –- dance," says Bravo's executive vice president of programming and production Frances Berwick. "Like other creative professions, dance inherently has all the ingredients of competition and drama that make Bravo shows so compelling to watch."
"We believe there is an emotional, dramatic and visually exciting side of the dance world that has yet to be explored," adds Jane Lipsitz, who is producing the series with Dan Cutforth. "We are very excited to take the same organic and passionate approach to dance, as we do to cooking in 'Top Chef' and fashion in '[Project] Runway.'"
In the series, dancers will have to show off their versatility and moves while auditioning for a range of parts in gigs such as music videos, musicals or Vegas spectaculars. One by one, the hoofers will be eliminated until the final "call back," when the winner earns a cash prize.
Dancers interested in cutting a rug on TV should visit www.BravoTV.com/Casting.
Whether it's a music video one week or a Vegas spectacular the next, Bravo's new dance series will feature challenges in which the dancers audition for a range of parts, designed to showcase their versatility and moves. As the competition gets fierce and contestants are eliminated, only one person will get the final "call back" and the chance to perform, with the ultimate dancer winning a cash prize.