Dance Reality Shows

Posted: January 11, 2010 in General, Social, Political
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Are you a fan of reality shows? I am one! Here in India we have reality shows for practically covering all concepts in life. Singing, dancing, adventure, dating, marriage, music, etc. I’m sure that the same exists in may other countries as well. Big Boss (Big Brother), Roadies, Fear Factor, Amazing Race are all time reallity-television-blockbusters. But let’s focus on the dance shows.

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In India, the first dance reality show was Nach Balliye. This is quite interesting when compared to all the other ones, even across other countries. The main format of this show was the only married or dating ‘celebrity’ couples would participate in this show. The later seasons seemed like as if these ‘celebs’ began dating just to come on that show! The first and second seasons were a smash hit, and I loved them. It had a mixture of all dances, ballroom, hiphop, latin but predominantly bollywood. In the thrid and fourth season, the audiences, including me, lost interest. The new judging panels were hopeless and it had more drama than dances!

The next one was Jhalak Dhikla Ja, the Indian version of Dancing with the Stars. The first season was a little boring with an incredibly boring judging panel (even with Shilpa Shetty in it). The second season was the best. It had Shaimak Davar (one of India’s best ballroom and contemporary choreographers), Urmila and Jeetendra (two of India’s great film personalities). The third season was also pretty good. This show focused on various dance forms in a very explicit way. They had all dances with equal priorities… not more or less of anything. Bollywood was rarely done.Mark-and-Chelsie-Broadway-so-you-think-you-can-dance-1798276-604-418.jpg

And then finally came Dance India Dance. The reason everyone (me too) likes this is because its for ‘true’, ‘non-celeb’ dancers… people who can dance more, and show-off less!! This judging panel of Remo D’Souza, Geetha Kapoor and Terrance Lewis is currently the best in India… knowledgable and fun! The second season is on-air now… you dont’t wanna miss it! Before the second season could kick off, another dance show called Dance Premier League (DPL) was just over. Wierd concept of mixing dance with cricket??!!! Nothing more to say about that!

But my most favourite of them all… So you think you can dance. I just love that show! They have the best dancers, the best and fun judges, and above all the best dance routines. Also Cat Deeley… the best host! The 6th season was recenlty done. If you really love dance, especially western styles, this show is a must watch! Every episode has so much to offer! Which are your favourite shows? Who’s your favourite dancer ever in So you think you can dance?

  1. Sourav Roy says:

    I recently came across a girl, 11 years old, who loves watching Roadies! I’m seriously horrified about her future! Is this what we want our kids to learn? Recently 19-year-old girl, Krushnaa Patil, from Pune conquered Mt. Everest. Now, that’s something I call adventure, not cursing each other, dropping your fancy pants and eating grasshoppers! If that’s reality, let me live in my dreams!

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