After almost eight years away, NTV is returning the popular dance show, Hot Steps which groomed some dancers back in the day. At the launch last Saturday, judges and a presenter for the show were named.
When was the last time you sat through a local TV show and did not want it to end? The truth hurts but it has be told, that the days of good local TV programmes are almost behind us. Could it be the reason NTV is seeing it fit to borrow from the past and reintroduce Hot Steps, one of the shows that had people glued to the TV station eight years ago.
NTV Hot Steps is remembered for having given birth to some of the renowned dancers in the industry, including Rozmerie and Viccy of the RVC dance trio.
Now after almost eight years away, the show is coming back, with not too many changes. During the launch of the show at Club Guvnor on Saturday, Rachael K was announced as host of the show, while Ronnie Mulindwa formerly of Obsessions and dancers Rosemary Atim and Wembley were named as the judges.
It was clear that the team was chosen basing on their experience as dancers and choreographers. Only Mulindwa was the familiar face from the previous show.
At the launch, the audience was entertained by Eclipse Dancers, Party People, Wembley Group, Ibra Group and dance troupe as well as Gravity Omutujju.
The show, however, returns with a slight switch to its name — NTV Sting Hot Steps. The NTV management said Sting is the major sponsor of the show and they have signed a contract for three years.
Auditions are set to start on April 6 with 12 episodes, starting with regional tours. The ultimate prize will be Shs20m while the runners up will get Shs10m and Shs5m respectively. So, how hot can you step?