ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY DANCERS COMPETE FOR $100,000,
ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S NEW SERIES, "DANCE MACHINE," FRIDAY, JUNE 27
"Episode 102" � Ordinary people who are extraordinary dancers mambo and jive their way to cash and a coveted title at the biggest dance party of the summer, "Dance Machine," an all new competition show premiering FRIDAY, JUNE 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Jason Kennedy of E! News is host.
Each episode features six real people from all walks of life who will face off in a series of one-on-one "dance-offs" to the most popular songs of all time. Imagine a 70-year-old grandmother in a dance-off with a 25-year-old gravedigger to the tune of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Throughout the night contestants will be eliminated by voters in the studio audience. By the end of the evening, just two finalists will be left to challenge each other for the honor of being crowned that night's "Dance Machine" � and to take home $100,000 in cash. DJ Rodney Perry spins the tunes.
Premiere episode contestants:
** Elvis Tognia, 31, a cashier from Cameroon, Africa
**Michelle Garcia, 28, a fashion designer from Inglewood, CA
**Vinny Cardinale, 25, a circus acrobat from Monterey, CA
**Jeff Kelly, 23, a mixed martial artist from Las Vegas, NV
**Sandra Purpuro, 38, a student from Clifton, NJ
**Dan Nier, 33, a PE teacher from Rochester, NY
"Dance Machine" is from RDF USA. Greg Goldman, executive vice president of development and current for RDF USA, is creator and executive producer of the show. Chris Coelen of RDF, as well as Brian A. Veskosky of Metro Entertainment, are executive producers. The show is filmed before a live audience at CBS Television Center.
"Dance Machine" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.