CTV Announces So You Think You Can Dance Canada Audition Details


    -- Calgary joins previously announced audition cities as fifth tour
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    -- So You Think You Can Dance Canada's website dance.ctv.ca launches
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    TORONTO, March 13 /CNW/ - Calling all Canadian dancers! CTV announced
today the details for the fast-approaching So You Think You Can Dance Canada
cross-country audition tour, set to waltz, jive and hip-hop across Canada
beginning Monday, April 7 in Vancouver. CTV also announced today that Calgary
will become the fifth city on the tour, which also touches down in Toronto,
Montreal and Halifax.

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    So You Think You Can Dance Canada cross-country auditions are open to all
Canadians who, as of April 1, 2008, are of the age of majority in the
province/territory in which they reside, and are no older than 30 years of
age. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in each city. For up-to-date information,
visit the series' official website, dance.ctv.ca, which launches today.

    Auditions will be held at the locations and on the dates listed below
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    City             Date                Venue
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    Vancouver, BC    Monday, April 7     The Centre in Vancouver for the
                                         Performing Arts
                                         777 Homer Street
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    Halifax, NS      Saturday, May 3     Bella Rose Arts Centre,
                                         283 Thomas Raddall Drive
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    Calgary, AB      Monday, May 12      MacEwan Conference & Event Centre,
                                         2500 University Drive N.W.
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    Montreal, QC     Tuesday, May 27     Théâtre St-Denis
                                         1594 St-Denis Street
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    Toronto, ON      Thursday, June 5    Winter Garden Theatre,
                                         189 Yonge St.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------So You Think You Can Dance Canada is designed to showcase and judge the
talent of Canadian dancers who have roughly the same level of experience and
maturity.

    Among the rules and regulations that should be noted for the auditions:-   Competitors must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
        of Canada.
    -   All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
    -   Competitors must be of the age of majority in the province/territory
        in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as of
        April 1, 2008. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in
        Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and
        Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick,
        Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia,
        Nunavut and Yukon.
    -   All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including
        a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver's licence or passport), at
        the audition.
    -   Competitors may bring a non-competing dance partner for purposes of
        the audition.
    -   All competitors must bring with them, along with the proper ID, the
        signed personal release, the completed preliminary questionnaire, and
        the music sheet. All will be available at the audition site and for
        download soon at dance.ctv.ca.
    -   All competitors are asked to bring with them the completed music
        sheet indicating the music they will use in their audition, along
        with the CD containing the indicated music.
    -   All songs must be "original" songs that are commercially available
        and cannot be a re-mix of a song, a song downloaded from the
        Internet, or a competitor-created mix.
    -   Competitors must not wear any article of clothing with visible
        designer, sports or any other name, logos and/or artwork subject to
        protection by copyright or trademark laws.So You Think You Can Dance Canada was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel
Lythgoe and is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions.
Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Ed Robinson is Executive
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Inc. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    About Danse TV Productions
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    Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada's leading variety producers, is
also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a cabinet member of
Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along with Trisa Dayot
and senior producers Bronwyn Warren and Millan Curry-Sharples, will helm So
You Think You Can Dance Canada. The team has produced an impressive array of
Canadian award-winning programs seen in Canada and the U.S., including Amanda
Marshall for SONY and Rita MacNeil's Celtic Celebration, which aired on CTV
and PBS. Both specials won awards in the U.S. and Amanda Marshall won a Gemini
Award for Best Performance. Rita MacNeil's Celtic Celebration was CTV's
highest-rated Canadian special in 1998, with over 1.6 million viewers.
    Additionally, Rita MacNeil's Christmas, which aired on CTV and PBS, was
CTV's highest-rated Canadian special for the year 2000 with 1.75 million
viewers, outdrawing all other music specials that year. Their most recent
variety special, The Rankin Family Reunion, will air later this year on CTV.
Ms. Faire still holds the record for the highest-rated variety special in
Canadian television history, Anne Murray's Family Christmas, which garnered a
43 per cent share on CBC with 4.2 million viewers. Joining the team for So You
Think You Can Dance Canada is producer Janet Lavack.

    About 19 Entertainment
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    Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment is recognized as a leading creator,
provider and promoter of globally successful music based entertainment, or
"entertainment brands". The company has attracted a unique collection of
expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity
across television, film, touring, merchandising, music publishing, recording,
artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. Simon Fuller
is the most successful British music manager of all time having sold over 116
million CDs in North America alone, and is known as the creator of American
Idol, the most valuable TV format in the world with an estimated value in
excess of $2.5 billion.

    About dick clark productions
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    Founded in 1957, dick clark productions has grown to become a leading
independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable
networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of
shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such
perennial hits as Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the American Music
Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Bloopers specials and series, the Daytime
Emmy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the recent Disney's
American Teacher Awards, among others. The Company also is a leading creator
of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to
integrated marketing programs for major corporations.

    About CTV Inc.
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    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca




For further information: Laura Heath Potter, Director, Communications,
CTV, (416) 332-4633 or lheathpotter@ctv.ca