TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - #OMD! Oh My Dance, fans of Family Channel can get closer to their favourite stars this October when The Next Step dancers hit the road, embarking on a nine-day national shopping mall tour across the country. As announced on Family this past Friday, The Next Step Hit The Floor Tour kicks off Saturday, October 19 in Oshawa, Ontario and concludes Sunday, October 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among the nine-city tour blitz are Waterloo, Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton and more.
"We are always looking for new and exciting ways to connect with our audience on a national level," said Paul Cormack, Director, Marketing, Family Channel. "The Next Step Hit The Floor Tour reaches viewers in their own communities, providing a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience that demonstrates Family Channel's commitment to creating unique opportunities for its fans."
At each tour stop, the first 200 fans in line, at the designated area, will receive wristbands to take part in an autograph signing with series stars Victoria Baldesarra ("Michelle"), Lamar Johnson ("West"), Isaac Lupien ("Eldon"), Jennie Pappas ("Chloe"), Brittany Raymond ("Riley") and Trevor Tordjman ("James") following the show. To kick things off the dancers will take the stage to perform in electrifying group numbers, featuring music from the hit series, for all fans in attendance. Each performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast where audience members can ask questions and will receive The Next Step takeaways for coming out to see their favourite dancers.
The Next Step Hit The Floor Tour stops are as follows: NOTE: All times local.
|Saturday, October 19||Oshawa Centre||Oshawa, ON||10 a.m.|
|Saturday, October 19||Scarborough Town Centre||Scarborough, ON||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 20||Hillcrest Mall||Richmond Hill, ON||2 p.m.|
|Monday, October 21||Conestoga Mall||Waterloo, ON||6 p.m.|
|Tuesday, October 22||Mic Mac Mall||Halifax, NS||6 p.m.|
|Thursday, October 24||Kildonan Place||Winnipeg, MB||6 p.m.|
|Friday, October 25||Kingsway Mall||Edmonton, AB||6 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 26||The Core||Calgary, AB||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 27||The Metropolis at Metrotown||Vancouver, BC||12 p.m.|
For more information and tour details including wristband distribution locations and times, please visit Family.ca/the-next-step-tour.
Family's break-out dance drama The Next Step follows the lives of a group of elite dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they work to win the regional competition. When a talented new girl joins the team and becomes dance captain, the studio's hierarchy is brought into question. But with the regional championships fast approaching, the A-Troupe must work together if they want to win and qualify for the national title. New episodes of The Next Step air regularly Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Family.
Commissioned by Family Channel, The Next Step is produced by Temple Street Productions and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken (Wingin' It, Kids in the Hall, Billable Hours), Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Orphan Black, Being Erica, Wingin' It). BBC Worldwide has acquired international distribution rights.
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SOURCE: Family Channel
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