Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A television show that encourages overweight people to develop a love of dancing will air on Việt Nam Television (VTV) this Sunday (August 28).
Produced by VTV and Đông Tây Promotion, Bước Nhảy Ngàn Cân, a Vietnamese version of the US TV reality dance show Dance Your Fat Off, helps contestants lose weight.
The show will have 12 contestants, six women and six men, who will be trained in dancing and nutrition, as well as taught to lose weight in a systematic way.
“I have a passion for dancing and want to become a professional dancer. Because of my weight, I have never had a chance to reveal my talent in public,” said Nguyễn Thị Mai Trang, a kindergarten teacher, who weighs 80 kilos.
“I now have a chance to show off my dance ability and become slim,” said Trang.
Each contestant will pair with professional dancers such as Huỳnh Mến, Hải Anh, Đinh Lộc and Phạm Lịch to show their best moves in disco, hip-hop, salsa, rumba and dance sports.
Candidates will be eliminated each week until there are three finalists, who will compete in the grand finale in November.
The jury consists of pop star Đàm Vĩnh Hưng and choreographer John Huy Trần, while comic actor Trấn Thành will be the host of the show.
Bước Nhảy Ngàn Cân attracted more than 3,000 people in the preliminary rounds, which was held in Hà Nội and HCM City early July.
The show, consisting of 11 episodes, will air every Sunday night on VTV 3. — VNS