The Real Dirty Dancing

The Real Dirty Dancing

Event series THE REAL DIRTY DANCING sees eight Aussie celebrities revisit the moves and moments of the iconic film.

With its sensational dance scenes, killer soundtrack and tale of forbidden love, Dirty Dancing is one of the best-loved movies of all time. Now, Channel Seven is pleased to present an event series like no other, based on the most iconic film of the 80’s.

THE REAL DIRTY DANCING gives eight Australian celebrities the unique opportunity to revisit the movie’s most memorable moves and moments with a nostalgic journey of a lifetime.

They will travel to the United States to the location where “Kellerman’s Resort” was filmed in Virginia and will undergo an immersive Dirty Dancing experience.

As the cast revisit key locations and moments from that Dirty Dancing summer in 1963, they will learn the iconic dance routines from the film under the guidance of choreographers Todd McKenney and Kym Johnson.

Their ultimate goal is to be chosen to perform as Baby and Johnny in a one-off theatre performance back in Australia, where they will recreate the iconic final dance to ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life’, including that breathtaking lift.

All eight celebrities will take to the stage that night showcasing dance sequences from the film.

The celebrity cast dancing dirty on the dancefloor, the log, in the lake and more are:

  • Hugh Sheridan, Actor
  • Anne Edmonds, Comedian
  • Firass Dirani, Actor
  • Anna Heinrich, Media Personality
  • Jamie Durie, Presenter
  • Jessica Rowe, Journalist/Presenter/Author
  • Jude Bolton, AFL Commentator
  • Stephanie Rice, Retired Olympic Swimmer

Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Steeped in nostalgia, this heartfelt, funny and sexy series will give our celebrities and viewers at home the time of their life.”

CO-CEO of Eureka Productions, Chris Culvenor, added: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating one of the most-loved movies of all-time with this epic event series on Seven.”

Lionsgate’s President of International Television and Digital Distribution, Agapy Kapouranis, commented: “It’s exciting to see one of our beloved properties revived in such a fun and unique way on Channel Seven through the creativity of our partners at Eureka Productions. THE REAL DIRTY DANCING underlines the power of Lionsgate’s content catalogue, including formats that travel the world and resonate with a global audience.”

THE REAL DIRTY DANCING is a Eureka Productions production based on a format by global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). Filming commences next month in Virginia. Seven will release ticketing details for the Australian stage performance soon.

DIRTY DANCING® is a registered trademark of Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.

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This is interesting - like a derivative version of Dancing With The Stars. And I can recognise most of the celebrities.

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I don’t know if this will rate - Real Full Monty (what this is a spin-off of) worked because there was a cheekiness to it - while you didn’t see anything, they could brand it as “look, some of your favourite celebrities are baring all for charity” - there’s stakes to it because most people don’t want to be naked.

This just people dancing - there is no stakes and no hook that provides a point of curiosity or interest.

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This just seems so random and pointless. It’s as if they want to remake the show, but can’t, so instead are remaking a few moments and fleshing it out to five hours.

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Anne Edmonds mentioned on Have You Been Paying Attention? tonight that she leaves for the US this Sunday to start rehearsals.

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Jessica appeared on The Morning Show today and it was mentioned that she had filmed this show .

Anna Heinrich also posted in late June she had filmed the show.

THE REAL DIRTY DANCING gives eight Australian celebrities the unique opportunity to revisit the movie’s most memorable moves and moments with a nostalgic journey of a lifetime.

They will travel to the United States to the location where “Kellerman’s Resort” was filmed in Virginia and will undergo an immersive Dirty Dancing experience.

As the cast revisit key locations and moments from that Dirty Dancing summer in 1963, they will learn the iconic dance routines from the film under the guidance of choreographers Todd McKenney and Kym Johnson.

Starring

  • Hugh Sheridan, Actor
  • Anne Edmonds, Comedian Firass Dirani, Actor
  • Anna Heinrich, Media Personality Jamie Durie, Landscape/Designer/Presenter
  • Stephanie Rice, Olympic Swimming Legend Jude Bolton, AFL Champion
  • Jessica Rowe, Journalist/Presenter/Author
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According to TV Tonight, the finale had been filmed in Sydney.

Seems the tweet has been deleted so here is the promo on YouTube.

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It always sounded like a dodgy concept. I didn’t think they could do more than a one off show, like The Real Full Monty.

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Premieres Monday, September 30.

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Up against Masked Singer and The Block. hmm

The Real Dirty Dancing

With its sensational dance scenes, killer soundtrack and tale of forbidden love, Dirty Dancing is one of the best-loved movies of all time.

THE REAL DIRTY DANCING gives eight Australian celebrities the unique opportunity to revisit the movie’s most memorable moves and moments with a nostalgic journey of a lifetime.

They will travel to the United States to the location where “Kellerman’s Resort” was filmed in Virginia and will undergo an immersive Dirty Dancing experience.

As the cast revisit key locations and moments from that Dirty Dancing summer in 1963, they will learn the iconic dance routines from the film under the guidance of acclaimed choreographers Todd McKenney and Kym Johnson–Herjavec.

Their ultimate goal is to be chosen to perform as Baby and Johnny in a one-off theatre performance back in Australia, where they will recreate the iconic final dance to ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life’, including that breathtaking lift in the name of pancreatic cancer research.

2019 marks 10 years since Patrick Swayze died from pancreatic cancer and The Real Dirty Dancing pays homage to the iconic actor and raises awareness for the disease.

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Time confirmed via a promo shown during the AFL tonight. 7.30pm Mondays.

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I think it will likely be dead on arrival.

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