Remy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown 2012 to Make Its Debut in Malaysia

 Ms. Maple Loo (the judges for Malaysian finals); Mr. Laurent Soulat (Regional Marketing Manager, Southeast Asia Middle East & India, Rémy Cointreau International), Mr Jason Lee (General Manager, Rémy Cointreau International Malaysia); Mr. Patricia Knudsen & Mr. Joel Tan (the judges for Malaysian finals); 
Urban Groove (dancers - front line)

Rémy Martin, the ‘Heart of Cognac’, has embarked on a search for the region’s best dance crew with its Centaur Dance Showdown making its way to Malaysia for the first time.

 The search for Asia’s Best Dance Crew is on!

The competition is set to find the greatest dance talent across 6 countries; namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and India in a series of preliminary rounds that will be the battlegrounds for ardent dance crews in their pursuit of fame and recognition of their talent. Following the success of the inaugural competition held in Vietnam last year, Rémy Martin was inspired to extend the competition regionally, discovering the most outstanding dance groups in each of the 6 countries before holding the final round of the Centaur Dance Showdown in Singapore next January 2013.

If you have dedicated yourself to the art of dance or have simply been inspired by the latest Step Up movie, this regional competition will provide you with the perfect opportunity to put your moves to good use!

Each team consists of 5 people, with all members aged 18 years or above and of Malaysian nationality (non-Muslim), and must complete the official Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown registration form online (http://my.centaurdance.com/register) and submit their dance video (3 minutes or less) online (http://my.centaurdance.com/video_upload/) by no later than 11 November 2012.

The videos will then be featured online from 1 to 20 November 2012, where fans can vote for their favourite dance crews. On the panel for the Malaysian finals are Joel Tan (accredited dance instructor and founder of Urban Groove Dance Network who pioneered the original street and urban dance styles in Malaysia), Maple Loo (experienced dancer, choreographer and judge on 8TV’s own dance competition Showdown) and Patricia Knudsen (a seasoned performer, model, host and DJ of mixed Danish and Malaysian Chinese parentage. She is a winner of numerous dance awards and has many accolades to her name).

The top 10 crews with the highest scores and public votes will compete before the judges in the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown Malaysia Finals at Sunway Giza on 30 November 2012. The champion will be chosen based on criteria such as overall performance, creativity, showmanship and stage presence, synchronization and execution and musicality, and will go on to represent Malaysia in the International Finals in Singapore on 18 January 2013.

The winning Malaysian team will not only have the honour of representing Malaysia in the International Finals in Singapore but will also take away RM10,000. First and second runners up won’t walk away empty-handed; receiving RM6,000 and RM3,000 respectively.

Rémy Martin’s brand ambassador and international superstar, Jolin Tsai, is set to grace the International Finals; lending her experience as a dancer and taking a seat at the judging panel. As an additional treat for the expected 1,000 invited guests and audience members, Jolin will hold a mini-concert; entertaining the crowd with some of her greatest hits.

A grand prize of USD$10,000 awaits the winner of the International Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown who will also walk away with the title of Asia’s Best Dance Crew.

For more information on the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Competition, please log on to www.centaurdance.com 

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