DanceOff boot camp:It’s a five star treat

DanceOff boot camp:It's a five star treat

PIC: The Beat Brekaz, a dance crew from the eastern region will be one of the five groups to expect at the boot camp. (Courtesy photo)


KAMPALA – It will be explosive this Saturday as 14 of the best Ugandan dance crews enter boot camp in a journey to find the finest.

The search for Uganda’s best dance crew started on April 7, 2018 with auditions in Gulu, Mbarara, Mbale and Kampala where viewers and judges picked the 14.

This Saturday, they enter a house at a secret location in Kampala to compete for the top prize as well as embark on a journey to professional dancing.

Producer, Eric Lubwama of Kunta Productions, reveals a number of dance icons have been lined up to mentor the dance crews.

The Oldies crew (people’s choice) will also be out to show case talent at the boot camp. (Courtesy photo)

Over the course of 10 weeks, the 14 crews will take part in a series of tasks and challenges including professional dance and business acumen.

“Every day, every week, expect different episodes of the boot camp. This is going to be high energy performance,” Lubwama disclosed.

Kunta Productions assistant producer Brian Kiviiri, also promised plenty of spins in the boot camp in the journey to find the best Ugandan dance crew.

The Content Manager Urban TV Suzan Kavuma-Ebiau says the crews will be thrown in the deep end of things to see how much they embrace their journey to professional dance.

Six crews will be evicted in the first two weeks, according to Vision Group’s Marketing Manager Broadcast and Digital Media Kenneth Oduka.

Four underperforming crews will be put up for eviction each Sunday and viewers will save only one.

Northern region to be represented by the Luo revolution. (Courtesy photo)

Thereafter, two crews will be up for eviction each Sunday and viewers will save one until the best is selected.

The winner of this first season of “DanceOff” dubbed “The Genesis,” will walk away with sh30m.The first and second runners-up will walk away with sh15m and sh5m respectively.

Also ten solo dancers continue their journey in the competition having been selected from a large group that auditioned. One will be dropped each week of the 10 weeks until the finest is picked by viewers ,to walk away with sh.1m.

Judges, Co-producer and Director of Dance off Competition from Kunta Production Kiviiri Brain, Producer and Director of Dance off Competition from Kunta, Production Eric Lubwama , Senior Producer for Urban Tv Susan Kavuma and Marketing Manager Broadcast and Digital Media at Vision Group  Kenneth Oduka. (Credit:Mary  Kansiime)  

SWIDS dance crew will represent western Uganda. (Courtesy photo)

Exciting for the viewers too will be the home challenge. You will have to record yourself dance and share the clip via WhatsApp to win weekly prices.

The Grand premier of the dance crews entering boot camp will be this Sunday 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Get all the action on Urban TV on Channel 130 on Startimes, Channel 375 on GoTV, Channel 288 on DStv, Channel 38 on Zuku and Channel 147 on Azam TV.

Who is in boot camp?

Northern Region

1. Luo Fame

2. Luo Revolution

Western Region

1. 24/7 Dance Crew

2. Swidz Dance Crew

Eastern Region

1. Team Jimo

2. Beat Breakerz

Central Region (Kampala)

1. Transformation 256

2. Kings 256

2. Trojans Dance Crew

4. Ngule Dance Crew and Jets Crew (tied for 4th place)

Peole’s Choice

1. Oldies Crew

2. Athena Dance Crew

3. Kampala Crew

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