Dare to Dance is the latest reality show on Life OK Channel, the first episode of which was aired on 6th September, 2014 at 8:30 PM. As the name suggests, this is a dance show with a difference, challenging the participants to conquer their fears and go beyond their limitations. The X-factor of this exciting show is not only its daring concept, but also the fact that it is going to be hosted by the action super star of Bollywood, none other than Akshay “Khiladi” Kumar. Dare to Dance is going to be one of the most expensive reality shows on the Indian television.
Dare to Dance – The Theme:
The show Dare to Dance goes beyond the ordinary when it comes to showcasing the dancing abilities of the participants. The theme of the show requites them to perform various dance forms, as it is usual with other dance reality shows, but the crux of the show lies in the fact that these dance forms are not performed on a normal dance floor, stage or a set, but in some challenging conditions, such as on a platform suspended in air at a great height, on a wall, surrounded by fire or even underwater. The show requires the participants to live up to the title of “Extreme Dance ke Heroes”. Akshay Kumar is going to exhibit his mettle as a true mentor and lead the participants by example. A live demonstration of each format by the mentor, the Khiladi himself is expected to make this show a super duper hit. All the stunts in the show have been performed under the training and supervision of experts and the audience has been advised not to try any of these at home.
Making of the Show:
Dare to Dance has trained dancers participating in it, who are willing to showcase their talents in circumstances beyond the ordinary. In contrast to the other reality shows on the Indian television, Dare to Dance has not been adapted from any international reality show with the similar format, but is an absolutely new idea.
The 16 episode show has been shot in Cape Town, South Africa. Akshay, who is has given the industry some of its top grossing films on the box office, has come back to television anchoring with this show, after having hosted the reality show “Khatron ke Khiladi” before this show. The show has ten trained dancers, some of them being celebrities, who are going to take on different kind of dance challenges through the show. Sayantani Ghosh and Rithvik Dhanjani are the television celebrity participants of Dare to Dance, while Scarlett Mellish Wilson is the Bollywood diva who is a part of the show. Others include some choreographers and trained dancers like Alisha Singh, Karan Pangali, Prince, Sanam Johar, Mayuresh Wadkar, Emille Callion and Kunwar Amar. All these performers have already earned accolades in the field of dancing, but whether they will be able to overcome their fears and meet these challenges, will be seen on the show Dare to Dance.
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