[07/01/13 - 11:20 AM]
TLC's "Dance Kids ATL" Heats Up the Hip Hop Scene
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from TLC]


[Los Angeles, CA]--If you want to dance hip hop, Atlanta is the place to be. At the heart of the hip hop scene is one dance studio that transforms raw talent into career driven superstars, where countless kids train at an early age to become the best dancers in the world. TLC takes viewers inside this destination, Dance 411, in the new one hour special DANCE KIDS ATL airing Wednesday, July 24th at 10/9c.

TLC's DANCE KIDS ATL showcases a young team of hardcore professional hip hop dancers as they tirelessly rehearse to prepare for their first performance of the competitive season. Lead by dance coach Tracey Berry and famed choreographer Sean Bankhead (who has worked with top stars including Beyoncé, Ciara and Bruno Mars), these powerhouse preteens ranging from ages 9 to 16 have made dance their priority, living out their passion in the studio and on the stage.

For the families that support them, dance isn't just a hobby. They have had to make huge sacrifices to be a part of this cutthroat team and with just six days before the big competition, tensions are high as Sean and Tracey threaten to make cuts if everyone doesn't bring their A-game. The choreography is challenging and in order to win first place, each hip hop hopeful has to elevate their already stellar performance to the next level, or risk being cut from the competition all together.

"Dance 411 has been blessed to work with the most incredible young talent that the country has to offer." Says co-owner Sindy Schneider "Dance 411 not only trains dancers, it also has amazing connections in the entertainment industry to help make dreams come true and we're grateful to be able to share our students' passion and talent on a national TV stage."

Tune in to watch this impressive and talented group of young professional dancers break it down on TLC's DANCE KIDS ATL, produced by Devil Cat Media in collaboration with Bogner Entertainment.

About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into "BrideDay" with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2012, TLC had 28 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including four series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Breaking Amish, Long Island Medium, and Sister Wives.

TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 227 million households in nearly 150 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.

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