Calling all dancers

Are you a Bearkat that can bust a move? If so, this may be your big break. VH1 is looking for the most outrageously talented and wildly entertaining dancers from across the country to participate in a new weekly dance competition show.

“Dance Cam Slam” is an all new VH1 original TV series where individual dancers and groups compete live via their home web cam for a chance to win a weekly prize of $5,000.

Hosted by Marianela, each half-hour episode of “Dance Cam Slam,” will consist of three rounds. In the first two rounds contestants dance simultaneously to the same pop song on their home web cams. The judges score the performances and declare a winner. The third and final round pits the winners from the night’s first two rounds against last week’s champion.

Contestants will all appear in individual windows on a giant video screen in a Los Angeles studio. Judges score the dancers based on the overall entertainment value of their performance on a scale of one to ten and the best combined score moves on.

During the final round, viewers at home will vote live at and by text messaging on VH1 Mobile to determine which of the three finalists will win the $5,000 cash prize and return next week to defend the crown.

Viewers at home can also comment on the dancers live via Twitter and possibly even see their tweets appear in the show. When reruns of the show go on air, Tweets that did not make it on the initial airing will be shown, creating Anyone with a web cam and a high speed internet connection can audition at DanceCam.

“You don’t have to be a star dancing on a multi-million dollar set to be on our show. But you could become an overnight sensation from your own living room if VH1 viewers love your moves,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1. “We love that this show allows everyone to participate from either being contestants uploading high-energy performances or serving as voters delivering a real-time verdict before the episode ends. It’s another innovative way that our viewers can enjoy music and dance each week.”

The premiere episode of “Dance Cam Slam” airs on Tuesday, October 26 at 1 PM ET/ PT on VH1 immediately following that week’s episode of “Dancing With The Stars.”

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