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BBC To Launch New Dance Competition

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — The BBC has announced that it will be staging a new dance competition show in 2015.

Young Dancer 2015 was launched on on Thursday at Sadler's Wells dance house in London and will provide a forum for 16-20 year-olds compete in four categories of dance: ballet, contemporary, hip-hop or South Asian.

Finals for the contest will be broadcast on BBC Four, with the winner chosen on a show on BBC Two. Judges for the show include choreographer Matthew Bourne and ballet star Tamara Rojo.

"I really believe that this award can raise the profile of dance once again," Rojo told the BBC. "We have seen a growing interest in dance in the UK, and I hope that this contributes to open up this art-form to as many people as possible." – Staff Writers