The Ultimate Dance Off Airs on TV!

The Ultimate Dance Off Airs on TV!

For five weeks during Summer 2011, dancers who were between 8 and 16 years old were invited to submit online audition videos to Disney Channel’s first ever dance-themed talent competition, Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off Shake It Up Edition. More than 28,000 videos were submitted, and from those videos, six semi-finalist dance acts were chosen.

Promotional image for the Make Your Mark Ultimate Dance Off, image copyright Disney

Now these semi-finalist dancers are finally ready to show their skills when Disney Channel airs the premiere of the Ultimate Dance Off on Friday, October 14th at 8:30pm ET/PT with a results show to follow on Sunday, October 16th at 8:30pm ET/PT. The six dance acts will perform for celebrity judges Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place), recording artist Sean Kingston, choreographer Rosero McCoy (Shake It Up), and Disney Channel viewers.

Debby Ryan of The Suite Life on Deck and Jessie is hosting the telecast along with Shake It Up cast members Roshon Fegan and R. Brandon Johnson. Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the stars of Shake It Up, will also make guests appearances.

Voting for the Ultimate Dance Off will be similar to American Idol voting procedures, except there is no call-in voting by phone and the number of times an individual can vote is strictly limited. For two hours following the October 14th broadcast, viewers will be able to place votes for their favorite finalists with a limit of up to five online votes ( and five votes by text.

When we first saw the semi-finalists in their audition videos, they were limited to 45 seconds of self-choreographed routines. Now the eleven dancers are working with top choreographers to prepare for the Ultimate Dance Off and on Friday, we’ll really get to see what they can do.

Meet the Semi-Finalists (and watch their auditions)!

12 year old Arjang’s liquid dancing and pop and lock routine is even more impressive when he admits that he’s a freestyler who dances without choreography.


12 year old Jade from Illinois can really work the audience with her spunky hip hop moves and pirouette turns.


13 year old Amir from Virginia knows how to groove and has fancy footwork to match.

Sam and Casey

Sam and Casey from the West Coast have an edge as the only male/female pair for lifts, dips, and other pair moves.

Christine and June

Christine and June are sisters from New Jersey with a unique style and lots of personality.

Arielle, Kailey, Alyssa, and Kalani

Self-dubbed “AKsquared” from Arizona impressed with their gymnastics moves and great flexibility.

Tune in on October 14th for the Ultimate Dance Off event to vote for your favorite dancers! The grand prize winner will be featured as a spotlight dancer on an episode of Shake It Up. All eleven young performers have proven that they are extremely talented, but who will win it all?

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152 Responses to “The Ultimate Dance Off Airs on TV!”

  1. jayleigh says:

    i for got to say i also like chrisine and june so yeah buy

  2. jayleigh says:

    i really wanted ak2 to win because they have girl power and they are pretty i like all of them.

  3. jayleigh says:

    i like aksquared kalani is the prettiest and i also like alyssa

  4. peyton says:

    a squared is awesome

  5. lea says:

    u guys rock. what did you guys feel when you on make your mark?

  6. jake says:

    i like kalani

  7. aksquared says:

    probaly 13\

  8. aksquared says:

    plus alyssa she looks like 11

  9. aksquared says:

    How old is aksquared

  10. katie says:

    awesome who voted i did

  11. amanda says:

    Omg wait a go aksquared

  12. chrisbr says:

    Would have been nice if they chose the kids based on raw talent… these kids have all had prior training.

  13. Love says:

    Guys ak squared already won I saw the episode

  14. hello says:


  15. brittney says:

    samm and casey need too comee back onn!!!!! theeyy didd amazingg!!!<3 (: EVERYBODDYY votee for themm theree thee bessttt!!!(: THEEYYY SHOULDD OFF WOON!!!!!!!!!!! i lovee youu guyys!!(: <333

  16. mina says:

    Oh my gosh Arjang your so good at dancing

  17. mina says:

    Oh My Gosh Arjang

  18. tyesha says:

    arjang you are so cute .you rock at dance .

  19. samantha says:

    jade jade is going to win but amir is awesome to

  20. gabby says:

    jade is the best vote for jade

  21. Loida says:

    I rooted for Sam and Casey. Sam, what the heck you still nailed your hip hop routine on heels and yah Casey, great turns and strength. Love u both! Hope to see you on AGT or
    SYTYCD for sure.

  22. Levine says:

    Sam and Casey r for sure the best dancers technically and performance wise. But their age grp dont watch Disney. Probably vampire diaries or gossip girls. Oh well ! It is what it is! Look they made Sam dance hip hop on high heels . What’s up with that Disney people?

  23. roldine joseph says:

    im in love with amir style he cute and got the

  24. katie says:

    i am voteimg for aksqure

  25. KENDRICK says:

    ready set make you’re mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. kheldrick says:

    Jade you’re really a good dancer

  27. Disney-Blogger says:

    The official voting has ended on the Make Your Mark website. We will find out who the winner is in tomorrow night’s results show! In the meantime, tell us who you think will win in our online poll!

  28. marissa says:

    aksqare and jade are the best ones in this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. ana says:

    Christene and June you are the B E S T E V E R you deserve straight tens. hope you win.

  30. jessica says:

    pick jade you are so cute i wish you were my sister love you:)

  31. Giselle says:

    But I think I like Amir and aksquare 🙂

  32. Giselle says:

    I think all of y guys r great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Zoe says:

    everybody was amazing but if i had to pick one i would go with with…. Amir! he just had smooth, cool, slick awesome moves. Good job to all of you!!!

  34. Mikaela says:

    I wish I could vote for aksquard and Chistine and June and Jade but I can’t get to the Make Your Mark website!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Mikaela says:

    Me too it will not work but I want to vote sooooo bad!!!!!

  36. Mikaela says:

    Me too it will not work but I want to vote soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad!!!!!

  37. SHU says:


  38. SHU says:

    vote every people

  39. Elise says:

    Why wont the voting site wont work i wanna vote sooooooooooo bad?

  40. kalila says:

    im voting 4 amir,casey and sam,jade,christine and june,aksquared

  41. devin land says:

    ak2 was so awesome pick ak2 i love thim ther so cute i love pick ak2 🙂
    and i would also love to see ak2 in person

  42. DARRANI says:

    i vote for jade she dances so good shes pretty and a good dancer

  43. devin land says:

    ak2 was so awesome pick ak2 i love thim ther so cute i love pick ak2 🙂

  44. Damaya C. says:

    Jade, you were working it out on the dancefloor. I love you so much, I’m your #1 fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. alexia says:

    sam and casey love you guys too!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. shavon says:

    Hey my name is Shavon. I live in Jackon. I would love to meet the ak squared in person. The rock.Jade was very good. She was like a celebirity. OMG AMIR AND ARJANG THEY WERE HOT. I like how they dance and there style. Chirstine and June were amazing.It blew my mine.Sam and Casey,i dont kno wat to say.I mean i love how they danced.They danced like prince and princess.

  47. Disney-Blogger says:

    Is anyone having trouble getting onto the official Make Your Mark website to vote online? I can’t get Disney’s site to load. I think all of the excited fans may have crashed their servers!

  48. katie says:

    hi im a big fan i love Sam and Casey the little flip things you do are so cool

  49. Chloe says:

    I want to vote for Christine and June but the website isn’t available! Did the system crash?

  50. AKsquared and jade and casey and sam and ajang says:

    i love all of your dancing if i could meet you in person than i would go crazy thanks for your courage to put yourself on tv and make a good example of dancing and i love your dancing and i love you all thanks for doing this shak it up thats a shout out to SHAKE IT UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

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