Dance India Dance Season 3 contestants to get holistic training from international stalwarts-Alex Magno, Lourd Vijay and Haridas Ethafu
When talent meets a platform like Dance India Dance where passion is honed to perfection and genius put through the grind, you get the one who is ‘BORN TO DANCE!’ India’s most watched, most awaited and most iconic dance reality show, Dance India Dance (DID) returns on your television screens to make your Christmas and New Year a very special affair! The passion, the frenzy, the camaraderie, the rehearsals, the victories, the disappointments, the favourite hosts and judges and above all, the spectacular talent – it’s all back– with a bang! Zee TV announces the new season of a bigger, better and more explosive Dance India Dance. DID 3 is all set to create a new benchmark in the field of dance and once again prove that it’s the ‘baap’ of all dance reality shows in India.
DID Season 1 and DID Season 2 changed the way how dance as an art form was perceived in India. It made superstars out of common people like – Salman, Shakti, Dharmesh and Prince – amongst many others. After a hiatus of almost two years the magical trio – Geeta Kapoor, Remo D’Souza and Terence Lewis - who made Dance India Dance the biggest and the most prestigious dance reality show, are back on the show and this time, they are searching for a dancer who eats, lives and breathes dance.
This season, at the beginning of the competition, the selected contestants will undergo further holistic training to bring out the best in them. Stalwarts of the stature of Alex Magno, an international choreographer and creative director with over 25years of show business experience known for his work with Madonna, The Pussy Cat Dolls and Britney Spears. Lourd Vijay, Latin and Ballroom specialist and Haridas Ethafu, strength and flexibility trainer, to name a few, will conduct intensive workshops with the dancers to further hone their skills. In the earlier seasons, Dance India Dance made international dance forms like locking-popping, b-boying, salsa, cha cha cha, rumba, jive, contemporary, afro jazz and many more new forms of dance very popular among the youth. Taking It a step ahead, the new season will surely see some exotic and never before seen dance forms.
Said Grand Master Mithun Chakraborty, “When I close my eyes and say Dance… India… Dance… I don’t see victories or failures…all I see is the passion and desire to excel in every dancer who sets foot on this prestigious platform of DID. I started my career as a struggling dancer and looking back, I see flashbacks of my own life in front of me. DID is very close to my heart and with the blessings of the Almighty, DID 3 will go down in history books as yet another landmark season.”
The mentors sounded extremely upbeat and raring to go when asked how they felt at the beginning of the all-new season of Dance India Dance. Terrence Lewis said, “I’ve traveled the world over in search of the most exotic dance forms and drawn great inspiration from beautiful traditional Indian styles too. I am looking forward to introduce never before seen dance forms this season. Let my work do the rest of the talking!”
Mentor Remo D’souza added, “The motto this season is very clear – there is no place for mediocrity as even being the best in one dance form is not enough. The previous two seasons saw some scintillating performances but DID 3 is all set to raise the bar with the kind of talented dancers we have unearthed and also the training resources we have.”
Geeta Kapoor quipped, “The challenge lies in surpassing the unthinkable. Even before the beginning of the new season, I tell myself –The sky is the limit and the results should be jaw dropping! Let the music play, let the magic begin!”
This season will not only see the magical trio of the Masters, but also the return of the charming anchors, Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon. Jay Bhanushali has already earned the nickname of Mithun Da’s Star given Dada’s penchant to put Jay to a difficult task in every episode. Audiences love Jay and Dada’s rib-tickling moment and cheerful banters which have become an integral part of the show.
Starting Saturday, 24th December at a new time slot of 8:30 PM on Zee TV, the show will follow a format in which 18 contestants will be divided into 3 teams led by the choreographers- Geeta Kapoor, Terence Lewis and Remo D’Souza!