Ovation brings “Pineapple Dance Studios” to the U.S.

U.S. arts net Ovation will debut the UK docuseries Pineapple Dance Studios (pictured), which follows a group of dance teachers and students at a West End studio, on September 28.
September 4, 2014

U.S. arts net Ovation is to debut the UK docuseries Pineapple Dance Studios (pictured), which follows a group of dance teachers and students at a London studio, on September 28.

The ITV Studios-produced series provides exclusive access to the West End’s Pineapple Dance Studios and its cast of characters, which includes artistic director Louie Spence, dance teacher and aspiring pop star Andrea Stone, dance instructor Mark Battershall and studio owner Debbie Moore.

Over 12 episodes, the series follows Moore and her team as they carry out auditions, video shoots, choreography sessions and music recordings, all culminating in a performance at London’s O2 Arena in celebration of the studio’s 30th anniversary.

“We are delighted to share this quirky, outrageous and thoroughly entertaining dance reality series with U.S. audiences for the first time,” said Scott Woodward, senior VP of programming and production at Ovation, in a statement.

The series will have its U.S. premiere on September 28 at 7 p.m. EST/PST.

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