September 02, 2007 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
It was inevitable that the hit ABC reality TV series "Dancing with the Stars" would eventually spawn a spin-off. Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, two of the three "Dancing with the Stars" judges, will soon battle it out on the dance
floor to create the ultimate performance group on a new, live, one-hour
primetime reality series. The new series will be called "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann."
In another twist, the show will be hosted by none other than
second-season "Dancing with the Stars" champion Drew Lachey. The
six-week series will air this winter on the ABC Television Network.
During September, Tonioli and Inaba will scour the country to find the nation’s hottest talent for the show. Singers and dancers of all types are welcome at open auditions in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Chosen contestants will team up this January with the choreography giants to compete in song and dance and form the ultimate dance team, with viewers helping to whittle down and ultimately choose the winning group.
Three audition locations and times listed below have been announced for the show.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 8:00 a.m.
Tennessee State Fair
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Parking: Wedgewood Gate
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 8:00 a.m.
The Santa Monica Pier – North Parking Lot
1550 Palisades Beach Road
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: 2030 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 8:00 a.m.
Central Park – Wollman Ice Rink
830 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Entrance: Central Park East Drive