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Put your best foot forward

If you have talent, then Telco Recreation Club will provide you a stage to showcase it.

Jamshedpur-based cultural hub, which is maintained by Tata Motors, announced on Wednesday that the third edition of Dhoom Macha Le, a state-level dance competition that attracts hundreds of young talents from across Jharkhand, will kick off at the club from January 12 next year.

The auditions, both in the Indian and Western genres, have been scheduled to be held on December 22 in Jamshedpur and on December 27 in Ranchi.

Three judges have been called from various parts of the state for the auditions.

“We do know that dancers from the city don’t get enough opportunities to showcase their talent. Hence, we provide a state-level platform to recognise and fete real talents,” said Nandan Verma, manager of Telco Recreation Club.

He added that two judges — one each for the eastern and western performances — would mark the participants during the regular rounds. Renowned dance exponent Alokananda Roy from Calcutta will judge the final. The winners will walk away with a cool cash prize of Rs 51,000.

The participants will compete in three categories — solo, duet and group. The group divisions will be made according to age.

While Group A will comprise children between five and eight years, Group B will be made up of students in the age group of nine to 14 years. Group C will have those above 15 years. Organisers are planning a solo round of dancing for parents.

“We are trying to expand and organise the event on a bigger scale every year. There are a number of dance competitions in the country, but our event is different. We try and promote Indian dance forms along with their western counterparts like salsa, zumba, contemporary and waltz,” Verma said.

However, the performances will also draw heavily from bharatnatyam, kathak and odissi, he added.