Boogie Woogie, the dance reality show which has been wooing the audience for so many years is back again. Boogie Woogie Kids Championship has been providing a platform to kids from all over the country to showcase their talents in dancing. After the initial auditions held at different parts of the country, sixteen contestants were chosen. Now after further elimination fourteen contestants are now present in the show. The top seven contestants from the Eastern zone were recently present at a press meet to share their experiences with the media.
Urgen Tenzing Lama, Abhishek Sinha, Smrity Panda, Bebechana Gurung, Ayush Singh, Priyanka Tapadar and Chirasmita Rout are the top seven participants from the East. The kids who are between the age group of ten to twelve years hail from places like Darjeeling, Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Kurseong and Howrah in Kolkata. There are five choreographers in the show who mentor the students. There are three students under each teacher.
For class 8 student, Smrity Panda, she wants to make a name for herself in the field of dancing. “I want to become an actress who will showcase her skills with her dance moves” said the talented young dancer. The student of Chinmaya Vidyalaya has been learning dance for the past nine years. Like Smrity, the other kids who have been selected in the top fourteen, also wants to make their career as choreographers and actors/actresses. Urgen highlighted on the relationship that they have with the judges. “Javed sir, Ravi Sir and Naved sir are very supportive. Javed sir is a keen observer and picks out minute mistakes. Naved and Ravi sir are strict but funny. On the whole they help us learn a lot” said Urgen. Commenting on their journey of three months at Boogie Woogie, Priyanka Tapadar said with a mischievous grin “It is exciting and interesting. We are having a great time learning new things. We have a routine fixed for us. We are given time slots during which we practice for our next performance. We are like a big family. And when we are not practicing, we fight and pull each other’s legs”.
Celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Arshad Warsi have come to the show and judged the contestants. The show is aired every Saturday and Sunday at 8.30 pm on Sony Entertainment Channel.