FAME dance contest for dancers

Valley dance teams are invited to audition on July 11th, for a chance to perform live at the New Kids on the Block concert at Dodge Theatre on July 12th.

Auditions for the Claim Your FAME Dance Contest will be this Saturday. The winners will get an invitation to perform on stage as the opening act at the New Kids on the Block Concert on Sunday. The winners will also go backstage to meet the New Kids on the Block and the Jabbawockeez. The runner-up dance crew will receive tickets to a private suite at the concert.

Claim Your FAME dance contest is sponsored by MGM’s new film FAME, Live Nation, and MOVIN 97.5.

All dance teams auditioning are encouraged to record their performance and enter it online for their chance to win the national contest which includes a cash prize of $5,000, a spread in OK Magazine and additional prizes.

Auditions are this Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 11:00 am – 1:00pm. Winners will be announced at 1:15 pm.

Winner’s Performance is this Sunday, July 12, 2009 at approximately 7:30pm, Dodge Theatre, 400 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85003, 602-379-2800.

Auditions are at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. - Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480- 513-7586.

Dance teams will audition with two songs:
3:00min – song of their choice
.30 sec – FAME title track feature

Participants must be 14 years or older to perform. If under 18 an adult guardian must be on site.


The New Kids on the Block shows have featured a varied set list including classics such as, “Hangin Tough,” “Step by Step,” and “Right Stuff,” mixed with the newer tunes like, “Single” and “Summertime” from their brand new album, THE BLOCK. As the New York Post described, “the encore of 1990's ‘Step By Step’ and the 1989 tune ‘Hangin' Tough’ were gasoline on the concert fire.” and the OC Register exclaimed, “they put on a stellar show that kept the crowd on its feet for two hours.” “Not only do the New Kids sound better than they ever did, they also look like they're having even more fun than they did 20 years ago,” lauded Newsday.

Established in 2003, the Jabbawockeez are America’s newest dance sensation. Known for creativity, unique choreography, athleticism and intricate synchronization, this group of talented entertainers are poised to change the way we see dance.


MGM’s new film FAME is scheduled to be released nationwide on Friday, September 25th.

A reinvention of the original Oscar®-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.

The cast includes Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Charles S. Dutton, Kay Panabaker, Megan Mullally, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, and many newcomers.

For more info:

Fame Website



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