For Immediate Release (March 16, 2009)
Just Dance! CTV Announces
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2
Cross-Country Audition Details
– Audition tour hits five Canadian cities beginning April 4 in Vancouver –
– Tour details available at dance.ctv.ca <http://www.dance.ctv.ca/> –
– CTV confirms return of cast, including host Leah Miller –
Toronto, ON (March 16, 2009) –The wait is over: it’s time to get up and dance Canada! CTV announced today the details for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 cross-country audition tour, beginning April 4 in Vancouver. The five-city tour also makes stops in Edmonton, AB (April 7) and Saint John, NB (April 21) for the first time, as well as Toronto, ON (May 18) and Montréal, QC (May 26). More than 2,500 hopefuls auditioned for the heart-pounding inaugural season of the smash-hit series, which proved not only that Canadians can dance, but that Canada has some of the best dancers in the world. Who will be the next dancer to make Jean Marc Genereux’s VID (Very Important Dancer) list? Only those who break it down for the judges will have a chance to make the list, and become Canada’s next Favourite Dancer, taking home the $100,000 prize.
** Media Note ** High resolution photos of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are available at www.ctvmedia.ca/dance <http://www.ctvmedia.ca/dance2008>
CTV also confirmed today that the charismatic cast from Season 1 will return, including host Leah Miller. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s esteemed panel of Canadian experts include Canada’s international ballroom champion Jean Marc Genereux and Canadian dancer extraordinaire Tré Armstrong. Also returning as guest judges are edgy choreographer Blake McGrath and hip-hop guru Luther Brown.
“I was blown away by the talent that came out to the first audition tour and am really excited to be a part of the search for Canada’s next favourite dancer!” said Host Leah Miller.
The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 cross-country auditions are open to all Canadians who, as of April 1, 2009, are of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside, and are no older than 30 years of age. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in each city. For up-to-date information, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca.
Auditions will be held at the locations and on the dates listed below (subject to change):
2009 City Date Venue
Vancouver, BC Saturday, April 4 Centre for Performing Arts 777 Homer Street
Edmonton, AB Tuesday, April 7 Winspear Centre 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Corner of 99th Street & 102nd Avenue
Saint John, NB Tuesday, April 21 Imperial Theatre 24 King Square South
Toronto, ON Monday, May 18 Metro Toronto Convention Centre John Bassett Theatre 255 Front St. W., Toronto
Montréal, QC Tuesday, May 26 Théâtre St-Denis, 1594 St-Denis Street
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is designed to showcase and judge the talent of Canadian dancers.
Among the rules and regulations that should be noted for the auditions:
- Competitors must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
- All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
- Competitors must be of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as of April 1, 2009. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.
- All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport), at the audition.
- Competitors may bring a non-competing dance partner for purposes of the audition.
- All competitors must bring with them, along with the proper ID, the signed personal release, the completed preliminary questionnaire, and the music sheet. All will be available at the audition site and for download soon at dance.ctv.ca.
- All competitors are asked to bring with them the completed music sheet indicating the music they will use in their audition, along with the CD containing the indicated music.
- All songs must be “original” songs that are commercially available. A song must not be a re-mix of a song, a song downloaded from the Internet, or a competitor-created mix.
- Competitors will not be permitted to audition in any article of clothing with a visible designer, sports or other logo; artwork; name; photo; or other mark which may be subject to protection by copyright or trademark laws.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, and is produced by Danse TV Productions in association with CTV. Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
About Danse TV Productions
Executive Producer Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada’s leading variety producers, is also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a cabinet member of Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along with Executive Producer Trisa Dayot, Senior Producers Bronwyn Warren and Millan Curry-Sharples and producer Janet Lavack, helm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. For over a decade the team has produced an impressive array of Canadian award-winning programs seen in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Faire still holds the record for the highest-rated variety special in Canadian television history, ANNE MURRAY’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS, which garnered a 43 per cent share on CBC with 4.2 million viewers.
About 19 Entertainment
The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and has achieved over 40 No. 1 singles and 15 No. 1 albums. Fuller also has an impressive tally of over 60 Top-40 albums and 170 Top-40 singles in the U.K. alone. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller’s 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold 10 million CDs worldwide, while its three television series have consistently topped children’s viewing figures, reaching 104 countries. In 2001, Simon Fuller’s 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon “Pop Idol” and in 2002, AMERICAN IDOL. “Pop Idol” launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the U.K., while AMERICAN IDOL did the same for Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard in the United States. 19 Entertainment produces the FOX summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE along with Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
About Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
Founded in 1957, Dick Clark Productions, Inc. (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and the Academy of Country Music Awards. DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of American Bandstand among other things. For additional information, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
About CTV Inc.
CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada’s premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.
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