Disney dance competition winner announced


Eleven-year old Dylan Yong from Johannesburg has been announced as the winner of Disney Channel South Africa’s Shake it Up: Dance Dance competition, which was inspired by the channel’s hit series, Shake it Up.

Viewers voted for their favourite dance video on Disney Channel South Africa’s dedicated microsite. The winner was announced on-air and online on Saturday, 25 February during the channel launch of the highly anticipated second season of Shake it Up.

Disney’s online competition was designed to give fans aged between 8 and 14 the opportunity to learn some of the signature dance moves from the Shake it Up show. Viewers were invited to recreate their own performances at home with their friends and upload to the dedicated microsite.

Dylan Yong will receive a Shake it Up makeover prize of R5,000 worth of shopping vouchers, an iPod Nano and docking station, a pair of headphones, a Shake It Up soundtrack and a pair of Nike dance shoes.

The second series of Shake it Up features more adventures from the two high-spirited characters, best friends CeCe Jones and Raquel “Rocky” Blue, whose dreams of becoming professional dancers are realised when they become background dancers on the most popular teen dance show, Shake it Up, Chicago.

Launched in January 2011, Shake It Up is taking Disney Channel by storm. Starring are Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones; Zendaya as Raquel “Rocky” Blue; Kenton Duty (Lost) as Gunther; Adam Irigoyen (Wizards of Waverly Place) as Deuce; and Davis Cleveland (Good Luck Charlie, Desperate Housewives) as Flynn Jones, CeCe’s precocious younger brother. The series was created by Chris Thompson and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein and Thompson. Rosero McCoy (Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam) choreographed the pilot episode. Shake It Up is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc.


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