The auditions of the much-awaited kids’ dance reality show by Sony Entertainment Television, Super Dancer were held in Kolkata at MP Birla Foundation H.S School, James Long Sarani. The auditions started from 9 am onwards and a long queue of excited kids could be seen preparing themselves for the auditions. Over seven hundred children came for the Kolkata auditions.
Super Dancer is a distinctive platform that opened doors to aspirants between the age group of 4 and 13 to showcase their dancing prowess and carry the mantle of ‘Dance Ka Kal’.
The show will provide young protégés a unique national platform to showcase the 3D’s of Dancing – Desire, Discipline and Determination. It will bring forth the innocence of a child presenting their world of fantasies and art through a beautiful universal language called Dance.
Shilpa Shetty, Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu will be acting as judges on the show.
Dance Bangla Dance Junior is back yet again!! In its ninth year, the show promises to be bigger and better and promises to keep both the young and the old hooked to the show.
The show has twenty one participants aged between 3.5 and 9 years of age. Participants from Kolkata, Bangalore and different parts of West Bengal have participated in this edition of the dance reality show. After four months of auditions in different areas, 21 participants have been selected from over fifty thousand children who came in for the auditions.
Seated on the judges’ seat will be Jisshu Sengupta, Srabanti and Ankush. “I cannot even imagine how they remember all those dance steps so well. When I was their age, I was not even half as smart as they are now!!” said actress Srabanti.
The hosts of the dance reality are six year old Raktim Samanta and eight year old Raktima Das. “Though the names are quite similar, they are not real life brother and sister. That is strictly coincidental” revealed actor Jisshu Sengupta.
The unique aspect of this season’s Dance Bangla Dance Junior is the fact that there is a fairyland setting to the set. A toy train and its driver are often seen in between sequences. “We are having a great time with the kids who are so talented. I, Ankush and Srabanti have even had a great time on the toy train on the sets” added Jisshu Sengupta.
Captain of the Performer award will be given to the best performer of the episode. With more sponsors joining hands later on, there will scholarships given to the children for helping them with their education.
The show Dance Bangla Dance Junior will be aired from 4th July from 9.30 pm.
RED LAUNCHERS & NIK’S DANCE FACTORY organized Kolkata’s Biggest Dance Competition “DANCE MANIA 2013” in Kolkata and on the last day of the year and legendary choreographer SAROJ KHAN came to the city to judge this one of a kind dance competition.
RED LAUNCHERS is an event company and has a Dance Academy of its own named as “NIK’S DANCE FACTORY” in Howrah with more than 200 students and will be opening over five of its branches nationally in the coming year. The Workshop for DANCE MANIA was held from December 22-29, 2013 at 5 venues which included Liluah, G.T Road, Liluah, Rabindra Sarani, Howrah A.C Market, HindMotor and Howrah Maidan.
The Auditions took place on December 26 and 27, 2013 at all Workshop Locations and had 2 rounds each. The final of the same was judged by the most renowned choreographer, SAROJ KHAN along with NIKHIL KOTHARI. The event was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest SAROJ KHAN where the selected Top 10 finalists were given a chance to perform in front of the veteran choreographer SAROJ KHAN & Nikhil Kothari. This was followed by the performances of the students of the Workshop and mind-blowing performances by the team of NIK’s DANCE FACTORY. A DJ Night by one of the renowned DJs of the City was also arranged for the celebration of the success of this gala event.
There were almost 200 students participating to perform in this event and more than 300 students gave auditions from which the selected Top 10 were given a chance to perform in front of SAROJ KHAN and NIKHIL KOTHARI. Participants from all across Siliguri, Guwahati, Jharkhand, Bihar & Orissa also came for the auditions.
SAROJ KHAN also taught the excited contestants few dancing steps and showed some of her signature moves to add more charm to this gala event and make it a memorable experience for the participants. The students said it was a dream come true to shake a leg with the Grand master SAROJ KHAN.
Speaking on the occasion, Bollywood’s Ace Choreographer, SAROJ KHAN said, “I am really honoured to be a part of this event organized by RED LAUNCHERS & NIK’s DANCE FACTORY. I am glad and feel so proud seeing the superb talent of the participants here.
NIKHIL KOTHARI, owner of NIK’s DANCE FACTORY shared his experiences with the media and said, “For the First time Howrah will have a celebrity coming down to Judge a show today. All over response for DANCE MANIA 2013 was superb. It was an awesome experience to have Saroj Ji here with us and we thank her whole-hardheartedly for supporting us.”
With Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan in Kolkata to judge Dance Mania 2013, the city put on its dancing shoes to impress the Master Choreographer.