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January 14, 2010 |  2:48 pm

Sav Anyone wondering how song-and-dancey this year’s Oscars will be may have just had the question answered.

JANUARY 14, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DANCERS WANTED FOR 2009 OSCAR SHOW

Beverly Hills, CA — Open dance auditions for the 82nd Academy Awards telecast will be held on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23, at CenterStaging in Burbank, California, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.  Cast dancers will perform live during the Academy Awards show on Sunday, March 7, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The auditions are open to professional-level male and female dancers in the contemporary and hip-hop styles who are between the ages of 18 and 30.  Shankman, who began his career as a dancer and once performed on the Oscar show, will be choreographing the audition numbers with associate choreographers Anne Fletcher and Jamal Sims.


 
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Shankman shouldn't have to go any further than 'So You Think You Can Dance' to find good enough dancers to satisfy any routine he may want, which lets face it, is only going to be a few minutes long.

He has six seasons of SYTYCD to draw upon if no other pro dancers show.


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