The second annual Make Your Mark competition has shown that 2012 is the year for dance groups. Five out of six of this year’s finalists are groups, ranging from the brother-sister duo of Chris and Starley to the five guys of Bx5 Crew. Classically trained ballerina Ashley will be the lone dancer competing on her own against the other seventeen finalists.
The 2012 Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off airs on Friday, October 19th
On Friday, October 19th, the six finalist dance acts will compete in a televised event on the Disney Channel at 8pm/7 central. Following their performances, Disney Channel fans will be able to vote by phone, text, and online for their favorite performers, and the Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off winner will be announced on the Disney Channel on Sunday, October 21st.
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On August 6th, 2012, the five week audition period for the second annual Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off came to an end after more than 25,000 audition videos were submitted online by aspiring young dancers.
Promotional image for Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off, image copyright Disney
The semi-finalists won’t be announced until September 14th, more than a month after the last of the auditions were uploaded. In the meantime, Make Your Mark hopefuls can watch, “like”, and comment on the 25,000+ audition videos while they wait…wait…and wait for the big day.
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With four weeks until the end of auditions for this year’s Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off, the competition is already rocking. Already, more than 6,400 audition videos have been submitted by aspiring dancers from across America and are available to view online.
Screenshot from the Make Your Mark: Shake it Up Dance Off promotional video, image copyright Disney
This year’s Make Your Mark website is different than last year’s. Disney has nixed the STAR and THUMBS UP icons used to distinguish last year’s featured and most popular audition videos. This year, viewers can search the audition videos by song (“Don’t Push Me”, “TTYLXOX”, “Something to Dance For”, “Whodunit”), and by “Number of Dancers”, “Dance Style”, and “Fun Stuff” (Cool Location, BFFs, Fresh Personality, etc.). Viewers can “Like” videos and post responses from a selection of pre-approved comments.
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Let the dancing begin! On June 29th, 2012, the Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off will begin accepting online video auditions for its 2012 competition.
Promotional image for Disney Channel's Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off, image copyright Disney
Last year’s Make Your Mark inspired thousands of aspiring dancers to upload more than 28,000 audition videos. Disney Channel fans invited to watch the videos online and vote for their favorite dancers. Six semi-finalists were selected to compete in a televised event where the competitors were watched – and voted for – by millions. The four talented dancers of AKsquared were declared the winners and were featured as spotlight dancers on an episode of Disney Channel’s Shake It Up.
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A year ago, the world watched as Kate Middleton and Prince William married in a stunning real-life fairy tale wedding, and six months later, Rapunzel was crowned an official Disney Princess during a coronation ceremony at Kensington Palace.
Screenshot from the animated short Tangled: Ever After, image copyright Disney
Now the world can finally see the spunky, formerly-blonde princess get her own happily ever after when she marries Flynn Rider (aka: Eugene) in a brand-new animated short.
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