Filipinos have proven time and again to be exceptional singers and actors. But this November, kids will show that Filipinos are a force to reckon with when it comes to dancing in its newest talent reality search “Dance Kids
,” which begins on November 14 on ABS-CBN.
Watch different acts dance to achieve their dreams and share their stories of inspiration in Philippine TV’s first-ever dance competition for kids, which will be hosted by Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga.
In the program, solo, duo, and group acts four to 12 years old will showcase their dance ability. A total of 60 acts will face the tryouts and will be divided into two teams, to be led by two dance celebrities.
In the tryouts, the acts will have to face the Dance Masters Georcelle Dapat-Sy, Andy Alviz, and Vhong Navarro, some of the most respected names in dance in Philippine entertainment. To get through the round, an act has to make the three Dance Masters “stomp.”
Get to know the kids who will impress Teacher Georcelle, who started dancing in TV programs when she was just 14 years old. She later joined dance group Hotlegs, but gained more prominence as the founder and head of G-Force, a group that performs with the most successful artists in the industry. Teacher Georcelle currently serves as the dance mentor of musical competition “Your Face Sounds Familiar
Joining her is Andy, a veteran choreographer, artistic director, and musician who served as resident choreographer for the local productions of musicals “Miss Saigon
” and “Urinetown
,” as well as for ABS-CBN shows such as “'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila
” and “ASAP
.” Aside from that, he also established Whiplash Dance Company, one of the most prominent jazz dance groups in the country. Andy is also known for directing and producing musicals and albums that aim to promote the culture of Pampanga, where he came from.
Vhong, meanwhile, considers dancing his first love that introduced him to showbiz. Before becoming an actor, comedian, and host, Vhong made a name for himself as a member of group Streetboys. And in “Dance Kids
,” he is excited to share his knowledge and experience with the dance artists.
Meanwhile, if the Dance Masters fail to come up with a unanimous decision, the acts have to convince the one or two Dance Masters to give them a chance to advance in the competition. By the end of the tryouts, only 16 acts per team will remain.
Meanwhile, the remaining 32 acts who will pass the tryouts will then enter the dance offs, where two acts from each team will be pitted against each other.
The 32 acts will be reduced by half, and the Top 16 acts will further prove their potential, versatility, and excellence in thematic solo performances.
After several weeks, the Final 4 acts who will battle it out in the grand finals will be named. The act who will garner the highest number of public votes will be declared the first-ever “Dance Kids” grand champion.
Who will own the dance floor?
In the coming days, ABS-CBN will announce the other two Dance Masters and the two hosts who will join the kids as they dance their way to the top.
Don’t miss the premiere of “Dance Kids” this Saturday (November 14) on ABS-CBN. Watch it every Saturday, 6:15PM, and every Sunday, 6PM. For updates on the program, like www.facebook.com/DanceABSCBN
or follow @DanceABSCBN on Twitter and Instagram.