The series will bring together dancers from around the country, challenging them to master dance styles from ballet and ballroom, to Broadway and burlesque. Press notes state, "Whether it's a music video one week or a Vegas spectacular the next, Bravo's new dance series will feature challenges in which the dancers audition for a range of parts, designed to showcase their versatility and moves. As the competition gets fierce and contestants are eliminated, only one person will get the final 'call back' and the chance to perform, with the ultimate dancer winning a cash prize."
Created by Gunnar Wetterberg, "Step It Up" will be produced by Dan Cutforth (Emmy-nominated "Project Runway" and "Top Chef") and Jane Lipsitz, who said in a statement, "We believe there is an emotional, dramatic and visually exciting side of the dance world that has yet to be explored. We are very excited to take the same organic and passionate approach to dance, as we do to cooking in 'Top Chef' and fashion in 'Runway.'"
An air date for the series has not been announced.
Auditions begin Oct. 6 in New York City, followed by Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta. The New York auditions will be held at the Joffrey School of Ballet.
Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell will take part in "Step It Up," serving as mentor to the competitors. Mitchell, who most recently directed and choreographed Legally Blonde for Broadway, will have members of his Legally Blonde team on hand at the Oct. 6 New York open casting call. The New York open call for "Step It Up" will take place Oct. 6 from 12-6 PM on the third floor of the Joffrey School of Ballet, located at 434 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.
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