HCM CITY (VNS) — The third season of Thu Thach Cung Buoc Nhay, the Vietnamese version of the US TV show So You Think You Can Dance, will hold auditions in eight cities across the country.
The contest is organised by Dong Tay Promotion and HCM City Television (HTV).
Professional and amateur dancers aged 16-30 are eligible for auditions in Bien Hoa on June 6, Da Lat on June 8, Nha Trang on June 15, Can Tho on June 23, Hai Phong on June 27, Ha Noi on June 29-30, Da Nang on July 6 and HCM City on July 13-14.
Nguyen Hai, project manager for Dong Tay Promotion, said: "The additional two audition sites of Bien Hoa and Da Lat will create more opportunities for good dancers from the southern and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) regions."
The judges include experienced local and overseas dancers and choreographers, including John Huy Tran, Tuyet Minh, Chi Anh, Viet Thanh and Viet Max.
They will choose the 100 best dancers to enter the semi-final round to be held in HCM City.
The organisers will seek dozens of dancers from national dance and aerobics competitions for the semi-final.
Hai said that they decided to look for contestants at professional dance competitions to improve the programme's quality.
Of the total of more than 100 contestants, the jury will select 20 finalists, including 10 male and 10 female dancers.
They will perform solo or in pairs in several dance genres, including ballroom, ballet, contemporary, Broadway, jazz, salsa, jive and hip-hop during 12 shows to be broadcast live every Saturday on HTV7 from October 18 to January 3.
The winner will receive VND400 million (US$19,000).
The auditions and semi-final round will be broadcast on September 6, and the remainder of the contest will be shown every Saturday.
Contestants can register at Dong Tay Promotion at 200 Pasteur Street in District 3, or at the website www.soyouthinkyoucandance.vn, or at audition sites. — VNS