Make Your Mark Returns Summer 2012!

Make Your Mark Returns Summer 2012!

Last summer, the Disney Channel hosted the wildly popular kids-only dance competition, Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off: Shake It Up Edition. More than 28,000 audition videos were submitted online and six talented finalists were chosen. The finalists competed in a professionally-choreographed dance event telecast live on the Disney Channel, and the winners, a team of four dancers named AKSquared, were featured as spotlight dancers on an episode of Shake It Up.

Screenshot from the Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off website, image copyright Disney

Millions of Disney Channel fans tuned in for the 2011 Ultimate Dance Off and thousands more have eagerly waited for the opportunity to show off their dance moves in a new competition. GREAT NEWS! Disney has confirmed that MAKE YOUR MARK WILL RETURN IN JULY 2012 for a second edition of the competition series. Like last year’s Shake It Up Edition, the 2012 competition will feature an online audition period followed by an October telecast of the semi-finalist showdown.

Dancers, you have four months to stretch your legs and polish your moves for this year’s Make Your Mark. In the meantime, you can find inspiration in last year’s semi-finalist performances (linked below).

Meet the “Shake It Up Edition” Semi-Finalists
Arielle, Kailey, Alyssa, and Kalani

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


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.

Now put on your dancing shoes and get moving!

151 Responses to “Make Your Mark Returns Summer 2012!”

  1. Janice Nicole says:

    i like to dance in shake it up chicago

  2. Janice Nicole says:

    I like to make my mark this is my dreams i like to dance in shake it up shicago

  3. alexsis says:

    when/how do we find out who gets to go because its the day before and i dont know how to find out

  4. Diane says:

    Disney stop uploading videos on the website. .. Does this mean any one who submitted a video after July 25th will not be in the contest? I uploaded two videos with confirmation over a month ago.

  5. Fiona says:

    Why didn’t my video go on the website and I uploaded my video a month ago

  6. mckenzie says:

    please vote for tracy fisher

  7. Tatiana says:


  8. dance says:

    i luv shake it up can’t wait for next year i didn’t have enoughtime to do it in summer 2011 or 2012 so i can’t wait for 2013 and i’ll have the dance done and online as soon a possible….<3

  9. rokiatou says:

    hi my name is rokiatou and i wanna know how you upload the video you make

  10. Alexa says:

    OMG I saw the NewyorkDivas on the website your really good! I wish you the best and everyone else

  11. New York Divas says:

    Hey everyone we are the New Uork Divas please vote for us if you like our moves and we will do the same. Thx

  12. Mikaela says:

    I’m so happy I cantwait

  13. Disney-Blogger says:

    Hi Glowbock3,

    Last year the Make Your Mark editors had to approve all of the videos before any of them “went live”, and I presume they are doing the same thing this year too. Because of the thousands of video submissions, there would sometimes be delays of a week or more before the videos appeared on the site. If you can’t find yours, just be patient!

  14. Glowbock3 says:

    I just uploaded my video but I can’t find it. How can I search it or find it with out having it to be in the ” most viewed ” place ?

  15. lala gurl says:

    what is the last day we can summit a video for make your mark this year

  16. Zowie says:

    how did they make it i hated ajsquare dance moves i wanted chrisine and june to win]

  17. Roxie says:

    Hey everyone, im Roxie from Massacusetts. I am a pretty good dancer but i broke my leg and i can’t submit a video to the contest! Good Luck to all the competitors!

  18. bbkk says:

    what songs can you choose from for make your mark this year

  19. Jane Loves Bella (FAN) says:


  20. Jane Loves Bella (FAN) says:

    I think im apretty good dancer i got to be in to comercials and i got to modle in La so yeah good luck to you all hope some of you can get in I hope I get in by the way im 14 tuning 15

  21. Sarah says:

    Hi I love to dance with my best friend Maddie if we have not met I would not be interested in daceig so I would like to thank my best friend Maddie. I love Bella and Zendaya they are good singers good acters and most of all dancing .๎”

  22. Disney-Blogger says:

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve posted an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the 2012 edition of Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off. I hope this answers some of your questions!

    More information coming soon.

  23. Madi says:

    I’m entering by my self. I’m not a good dancer but I love to do it! I wish you all the best in luck!

  24. Alyssa says:

    Can you be eight years old and enter this? I am asking this for my little sister because it says between the ages of eight and sixteen. So can she be eight?

  25. Jordyan says:

    Are we supose to wear our own clothes bella zendaya. Answer somebody

  26. Jordyan says:

    Alura I think. Hollywood

  27. alura says:

    hi my name is alura and want to know more about the 2012 showcase i want to be in it but my mom dose not know what state or anything like that pleas respond ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Jordyan says:

    Bailey who dun it. Ttylxox. Don’t push me. Something to dance for

  29. Jordyan says:

    Dancing princess youtube

  30. Andrea says:

    Hi, I’m Andrea
    and me and my Best Friend Lizbeth
    are trying out. but not to be on tv.
    To show our parents that we can accomplish something with dancing
    that we are good not just ok
    we are not keeping our hopes up because we know there are THOUSANDS of REALLY talented kids out there but we hope we might make it.
    so please if you can/want please vote for us
    The DOT Girls ๐Ÿ™‚
    -Andrea! <3
    p.s to everyon who read this Thanks for your time

  31. Andrea says:

    Well i wish the BEST luck to everyone ,
    me and my bestfriend lizbeth are going to audition like everyone else
    but our reason is that, our parents dont think dancing will get us anywhere but we want to try to
    make it to Make Your Mark , to show our parents we can acomplish something.
    Now i just hope we will make it but im not keeping my hopes up, there are THOUSANDS of talented people out there, but we will try, W

  32. Bailey says:

    What r the songs u can do and where do I find out???

  33. caitlyn says:

    someone please tell me the songs to the make your mark and were u tern in the video pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  34. Bailey says:

    R there certain songs 2 choose from or can u pick ur own???? Does n e 1 no 4 sure!! Plez reply soon!!!

  35. dancergurl121 says:

    if u r a finalist do hav 2 bring ur own wardrobe or is 1 included plz answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. nyafor5ya says:

    info abt 2012 auditions posted on june 22,2012 read all requirments and dance to the provided songs , to get the songs go to upload and continue from there! Good luck to me and to all the other awesome dancers!ใ€Œ:):):):):):):):):):):):):):)ใ€

  37. Ellie says:

    Vote for the dance group NESA and we will vote for you good luck everybody ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Roberson says:

    you have to practice i think you could post your video on june 22

  39. Roberson says:

    you can’t post video yet




    how do you post a video

  42. Roberson says:

    got some new move i do a lot of break-dance and hip pop but good luck guys break a leg!!


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    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ please someone tell me where to post my dance video !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™ please turn that into this ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. cristinna says:

    or yu could be by ur self i am if im gud i win if im not i lose so gud luck to me and evry body who trys out

  47. angel says:

    im gud too i think there could be only 6 dance teams rite

  48. Madison says:

    You go dancing queen! give her what she deserves. hope to see you in the finals with me. i’ll be in girl takeover.

  49. torah says:

    i love you zendaya and bella

  50. dancing queen says:

    omg april thats so selfish to say and just for that imma dance a billion times better than i was going to!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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