Massive Turnout @ Glo 'Dance With Peter' Auditions
Talented youths, hungry for the advertised prizes in the Glo 'Dance With Peter' project, on Tuesday literally fired the dance floor with impressive dance steps in order to impress the judges and book their places in the main competition expected by the middle of this month.
The project, which is aimed at identifying, nurturing and rewarding the best dancers in Ghana and Nigeria, is being spearheaded by Peter Okoye, one of the P-Square duos, himself a highly acclaimed dancer.
The auditions had many young dancers in Ghana hitting the dance floor to exhibit their talents in hope of booking a spot in the six slots given Ghana in the final assembly of contestants expected to converge in Lagos from September 12 for a grueling 13 weeks of teaching, mentoring and programmed elimination that will eventually throw up the top three winners.
The eventual winners will smile home with cash prizes and brand new cars. The best dancer will take home the sum of GH¢45,000, a brand new Toyota RAV4 and a rare opportunity to feature in P-Square's next music video.
The first runner-up goes home with GH¢30,000 and a brand new Honda Civic car while the second runner-up will have the sum of GH¢15,000 and a brand new Kia Rio car.
An overly excited Peter Okoye disclosed at the event venue in Accra that 'this shows that dance is gaining better acceptance all over. We are proud to work with Glo in fishing out the best among the talents that have gathered here today with a view to giving them a good platform to work on their passion.'
The competition is opened to individuals from different dance backgrounds, be it solo, duet or group. From Accra auditions, six dancers or groups will be selected to join others in a competition phase in Lagos. Viewers can monitor the show weekly on TV3.