Dance India Dance 2 – The Return of India’s Favorite Dance Show
Taking the huge success of the first season of Dance India Dance forward, Dance India Dance Season 2 returned with a bang in October, 2010. After successful tryouts in Delhi, Kolkata, Vadodara, Mumbai and even USA, the participants were divided into 3 groups: ‘Terrence Ki Toli’, headed by Terrence Lewis, ‘Geeta Ki Gang’, headed by Geeta Kapoor and ‘Remo Ke Rangeeley’, headed by Remo D’Souza. The show was hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Saumya Tandon.
Just like its previous season, Dance India Dance Season 2 was chaired by the same judges. The loving and amiable Geeta Kapoor, a Bollywood choreographer by profession mentored the show along with Terrence Lewis and Remo D’Souza. Terrence holds expertise in contemporary dance while Remo is an actor, film director and choreographer.
Winner of Dance India Dance 2
She belonged to ‘Terrence Ki Toli’. A student of Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, aspired to become a civil servant. But fate had it otherwise for Shakti who won the hearts of millions with her smile and dancing.
First Runner-Up of Dance India Dance Season 2
Dharmesh Yelande, fondly called ‘Dharmesh Sir’ came close to the heels of winning as he came second in Dance India Dance Season 2. An expert in freestyle-dancing, Dharmesh also choreographed for Farah Khan in the movie ‘Tees Maar Khan’. He was a part of ‘Geeta Ki Gang’. He also acted in the movie ‘Anybody Can Dance’ directed by Remo D’Souza. Dharmesh also heads his own academy in Vadodara, ‘D’virus Dance Academy’.
Second Runner-Up of Dance India Dance 2
Punit Pathak who belonged to ‘Remo Ke Rangeeley’ came third in the second season of Dance India Dance. Popular for his moves in locking, popping and hip-hop, Punit admires the unique styles of Govinda, Hrithik and Shahid. Following his fame at Dance India Dance, Punit was invited to perform in Jhalak Dikhlaja and acted in Remo’s debut-movie, ABCD.
He describes his experience at Dance India Dance Season 2 as “memorable” and something he will cherish throughout his life.
Like its predecessors, Dance India Dance provided the contestants with a unique platform and an impetus to grow in the dancing industry.