via press release:
VH1'S ALL NEW WEB CAM DANCE COMPETITION SHOW "" WANTS YOU!
Check Out DanceCam.VH1.com To Audition Now
The Eight Episode Half-Hour Series Premieres Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 PM*
SANTA MONICA, CA, - September 20, 2010 – VH1 is looking for the most outrageously talented and wildly entertaining dancers from across the country to participate in a new weekly, multi-platform dance competition show. “ ” is an all new VH1 original TV series where individual dancers and groups compete live via their home web cam for a chance to win a weekly prize of $5,000. “” premieres on VH1 Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 PM*.
Hosted by Marianela, each half-hour episode of “,” will consist of three rounds. In the first two rounds contestants dance simultaneously to the same pop song on their home web cams. Our judges score the performances and declare a winner. The third and final round pits the winners from the night’s first two rounds against last week’s champion. Contestants will all appear in individual windows on a giant video screen in our Los Angeles studio. Judges score the dancers based on the overall entertainment value of their performance on a scale of one to ten and the best combined score moves on.
During the final round, viewers at home will vote live at DanceCam.VH1.com and by text messaging on VH1 Mobile to determine which of the three finalists will win the $5,000 cash prize and return next week to defend the crown. Viewers at home can also comment on the dancers live via Twitter and possibly even see their tweets appear in the show. Anyone with a web cam and a high speed internet connection can audition at DanceCam.VH1.com. The premiere episode of “ ” airs on Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 PM* on VH1 immediately following that week's episode of “ .”
“You don’t have to be a star dancing on a multi-million dollar set to be on our show. But you could become an overnight sensation from your own living room if VH1 viewers love your moves,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1. “We love that this show allows everyone to participate from either being contestants uploading high-energy performances or serving as voters delivering a real-time verdict before the episode ends. It’s another innovative way that our viewers can enjoy music and dance each week.”
VH1's "Dance Cam Slam" is produced by Eyeboogie Inc. Executive producers are Woody Thompson, Ian Valentine and Kallissa Miller. Executive producers for VH1 are Shelly Tatro, Rick Hankey and Jeff Olde. Warren Cohen serves as Supervising Producer.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 98 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.
* All times ET/PT