Baby Ballroom debuts on Bravo!



    
          Dancing with the Stars meets Kids Say the Darndest Things

                                BABY BALLROOM
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                     North American Television Premiere
           Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, beginning February 16
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - One of the UK's 14 brightest ballroom couples -
none of whom have seen their 12th birthday - will waltz, tango and jive their
way to the top in the hit Brit series Baby Ballroom. The three-part, one-hour
series premieres Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (repeats Sundays
at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT) on Bravo!.
    Baby Ballroom is the ultimate dinky dance-off. Divided into two heats,
kid contenders perform for the judging panel in hopes of being one of six
pairs to qualify for the finale (airing March 1) or earn the lone wild card
spot. Judging the pint-sized performers are: Pierre Dulaine, the inspiration
for Antonio Banderas' film Take the Lead; Broadway star Bonnie Langford; and
former junior dancing champion Ray Quinn.
    The pressure is on for the young twinkle-toes, who have to give it
everything they've got to walk away victorious. According to nine-year-old
Rebecca, "Tonight what we gotta do is think we're like a bottle of champagne.
Someone's shaken you up, but hasn't opened the lid yet. And then suddenly they
open the lid and you let it all burst out."
    Once the dancing is complete, each couple must face the judging panel and
answer their questions. The mini Rogers-and-Astaires respond with the
confidence and gumption of youth, before running to their parents who, in true
stage-mom fashion, are mere inches from the dance floor.

    Bravo! is a sojourn in the television landscape where viewers make a
regular appointment with the arts. Each day of the week offers the opportunity
to delve into a unique art form. Dance, music, drama, literature, cinema,
great performers and visual arts - Monday to Sunday, Bravo! has a day for
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Bravo! gives viewers an opportunity for enriching and thought-provoking
experiences. Make an appointment with the arts each night on Bravo!
(www.bravo.ca). Bravo! is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia,
Canada's premier multi-media company.





For further information:

For further information: and/or screening copies: Laura Hughes, Bravo!
Publicist, (416) 591-7400 x2746, laurah@bravo.ca; Emily Young Lee,
Communications Manager, (416) 591-7400, x3004, eyounglee@ctv.ca; Please visit
Bravo! Media for high-res photos: www.bravo.ca/media


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