About the Show
Two giants in the world of choreography come face to face across the dance floor in the biggest clash of dance titans British TV has ever seen. Spurred on by presenter Ben Shephard, Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli strut back on to our screens and go head to head as they search for a sensational new dancing and singing group.
Show One - The Story So Far
Town squares across Britain become a sea of leg warmers and lycra, as hopefuls turn up in their thousands for a series of open air auditions. Arlene and Bruno battle the elements and scour the country for the nation's hottest talent as dancers and singers compete for the chance to perform in front of the renowned judges.
From break dancing pensioners to nimble-limbed teens, auditionees mass freestyle their way into the judges' hearts with styles ranging from bangra to ballet. Arlene and Bruno are forced to make some tough decisions as they whittle the dancers and singers down in a series of gruelling call backs.
Each day, the remaining contestants are faced with a new challenge and the pressure mounts as they get increasingly close to the once in a lifetime opportunity. As the decisions get tougher Arlene and Bruno enlist the help of a West End theatre audience minutes before curtain up. The final 20 must up their game and put on a live performance to win over the 2,000 strong audience. The journey proves emotional for contestants and judges alike as the finalists are chosen. Across the country, thousands have auditioned but only 16 can go through to appear on the live TV shows.
Show Two - Arlene v Bruno - Round One
The live shows are in sight and the finalists embark on a rigorous training schedule at the house they will share for the duration of the series. For some dancers the thought of singing will be a terrifying ordeal and for the strong singers the strenuous dance routines will add stress to an already challenging schedule.
The excited contestants enter the DanceX studio for the first time. They must give their all if they want Arlene and Bruno to make their dreams come true. Up against each other for the first time, the judges take turns to fight for their favourites and create the group they believe will lead them to victory. By the end of the show the teams are formed and two unlucky contestants will go home without the chance to perform in the live shows.
Shows Three to Six - The Eliminations
The pressure is really on as the live shows commence. Every Saturday, the show kicks off with a spectacular opening number and Arlene's and Bruno's groups fight for their chance to dance another week. With a different musical theme for each show, the groups must bring the panels' interpretations to life by performing three numbers - the first as a dance act, the second as a singing group and a third in which they must dance and sing simultaneously.
Their fate is in the hands of the DanceX viewers, who vote for their favourite group. The judge from the least popular group faces the dilemma of having to choose one of their own performers to pack up their sweat bands and go home.
Show Seven - The Final
It's the final dance off! Only one group can leave the show victorious and Arlene and Bruno battle it out for the last time. This is the groups' final chance to win over the voting public and they must give their all if they want to be crowned the DanceX champions. The viewers' favourite group will be catapulted to fame and have the chance to start an illustrious career as part of a brand new all-dancing, all-singing act.