CBS will hold open casting calls for the network's new reality-competition series with Paula Abdul, "Live To Dance" (formerly titled "Got to Dance") in New York City on Thursday, Oct. 14, and Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 28.
Exact locations for the casting calls will be announced shortly.
Dancers who want the opportunity to showcase their talents are encouraged to attend the open calls and show why they deserve to be a contestant on "Live To Dance." The most talented and entertaining dancers will receive a callback to audition for Abdul and the panel of experts, all world-class dancers themselves. Callbacks will take place Saturday and Sunday after each open call date.
In one of the most inclusive talent searches on television, dancers with raw ability, in any age group from across the nation (either performing solo or in a group) can audition in any form of dancing -- ballet to break dance, tap to tango, or show judges something they've never seen before with a unique fusion of styles -- rock ballet, hip-hop clogging or contemporary mixed with capoeira. The most talented dancers who make it through the callback process will have the chance to perform live on CBS in the semi-finals and finals, where they will battle for the right to be crowned "Live To Dance" champion and be awarded a $500,000 prize.
For more information on this opportunity, dancers are encouraged to visit www.cbs.com for additional casting call details.
Abdul, the award-winning dancer/choreographer, performer, multi-platinum recording artist, entertainment personality and former "American Idol" judge, is executive producer, creative partner and lead expert for "Live To Dance." Abdul will also serve as coach, mentor and advocate for contestants during the performances and elimination process, providing critical input and guidance, while sharing her experience with hopeful contestants.
"Live To Dance" is based on a format created by Princess Productions and Shine TV and is produced by Reveille. Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, James Sunderland, Robin Ashbrook, Anthony Dominici and Abdul are executive producers.