Get into the groove with Material Girl, Macy's and Madonna
by ZaCK, www.absolumentmadonna.fr
The official rules for the “Material Girl get Into the Groove” contest have finally been released. However it seems like the rest of the world, except the United States, Hawai and Alaska can’t enter the contest.
We’re slowly getting used to it…
There are two ways to enter the contest; through live auditions or YouTube.
The live auditions will be held tomorrow, Thursday August 26 2010, at the Broadway Dance Studio at 322 West 45th Street in New York. At 8:30am, 150 entry tickets will be distributed on a first-come basis. This probably means that only the first 150 candidats will be allowed to audition.
For those not able to go, you can upload your dance video on YouTube from 12:01:00 on August 26, 2010 through 11:59:59 on September 3, 2010.
On or about August 30, 2010, all eligible entries received will be judged by a qualified panel of judges selected by Sponsors. This panel will select 20 finalists, based upon the following criteria: originality/creativity (30%), choreography (20%), execution (20%), athleticism/grace (20%) and public appeal (as determined by page views and viewer comments) (10%).
Madonna will then select the 10 winners from among the 20 selected finalists, based upon the following criteria: originality/creativity (40%), choreography (20%), execution (20%) and athleticism/grace (20%). The decisions of the judges and Sponsor with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matters relating to this Contest, shall be final.
The 10 chosen winners will each receive round trip airfare to New York, three nights hotel accommodation for the winner and attendance at the September 22, 2010 Madonna dance party held at Macy’s Herald Square and $100 cash.
Finally, every dancer must dance to one of the following Royalty Free tracks, available on the website:
Unknown - Shake it Don’t Break it
LynneMusic - Kiss of a lifetime
Ilya Kaplan - Sexy
Ilya Kaplan - She’s Hot
The rules don’t mention that the winners will be professionlly choreographed by Madonna’s lead dancers for the party, so we can probably assume that rehearsals will take place during the stay in New York.
For more info, go to materialgirlcollection.com
Good luck to all dancers.