A Chance to Dance follows Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, two of the UK’s most prominent contemporary dancers and choreographers, in their quest to create a new dance company for Nigel Lythgoe in just 28 days. Traveling across the country, they audition dancers from dance schools in Washington, DC; Salt Lake City, UT; and Austin, TX. The competition and the pressure intensify as the final group heads to the dance mecca of Jacob’s Pillow, MA, where they must eliminate half the dancers and form a company for the grand finale: an original live performance in New York City.
“It was no easy feat to take mainstream dance to the level that it’s now synonymous with pop culture and television entertainment,” said Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions. “Now that it is, we are thrilled to share with audiences a more grueling, raw and rare glimpse into what it takes to make it a true American dance company. Michael and William are the real thing and they were not just looking for the next hot thing, they were scouring the nation for the highest caliber of professionally trained dancers.”
The show is a seven-part series airing on Ovation every Friday night at 10PM ET/7PM PT from August 17 to the finale on September 28