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Dance on Sunset TV Show Facts

Nickelodeon gets down with Dance on Sunset.
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Kids will rock 'n roll, and hip-hop too, on Nickelodeon's dynamic new series, Dance on Sunset, hosted by Quddus Philippe. The dance/variety show with a tween twist will feature a mix of today's hottest musical acts, free-style dance competitions and the Nick 6, a troupe of young dancers from around the country who, led by ace choreographer Tony Testa, will perform and teach kids how to freestyle like Justin, shake it like [KWLINK 1709]Shakira, and get down like Fergie.

Some of the huge stars slated to perform include Ashlee Simpson, Sean Kingston, Akon with Colbie, and Menudo. Among the fantastic guest-stars on tap are Janet Jackson, Omarion, Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and The Naked Brothers Band.

Main Characters

  • Quddus Philippe - Dance on Sunset's host is a well known face from his days hosting MTV's Total Request Live. Quddus is very active in charity work and enjoys basketball and writing poetry.
  • Tony Testa - Dance on Sunset's star choreographer started dancing at the age of eight and toured with Tapkids and Aaron Carter's Jukebox Tour. Since moving to LA, Tony has choregraphed for Janet Jackson, and danced with Beyonce and Britney Spears.
  • Karen Chuang - Karen is an 18 year old honor student who started dancing at the age of five. She has won many titles in dance including National Senior Female Dancer of the Year at [KWLINK 11731]Hollywood Connection in both 2005 and 2006.
  • Shane Harper - At 15, Shane is the youngest member of the Nick 6 and he began singing, dancing and playing the piano at nine years old. He was a principal dancer in High School Musical 2 and has appeared on Zoey 101.
  • Hefa Leone Tuita - Considered the laid back and shy one of the group, Hefa was a principal dancer in High School Musical 2, appeared in Unaccompanied Minors, and has danced for Rihanna and Taylor Vai.
  • Ashley Galvan - Ashley is the girly-girl of the group and has been dancing since she was three. She has danced in Kiki Palmer's dance video and appeared on numerous commercials as well as America's Most Talented Kids.
  • Aubree Storm - This bubbly red-head is 22 and has been dancing for 20 years! After moving to LA to dance, she toured with High School Musical and danced for Ashley Tisdale performances on Good Morning America and Live with Regis and Kelly. Aubrey has also hosted Disney 365.
  • Johnny Erasme - Johnny is a jokester but takes his dancing seriously and won the Gold Medal at the World Hip-Hop Championship in 2002. He has danced alongside Corbin Bleu, Warren G, and Snoop Dogg, and appeared in videos for Stevie Wonder and 50 Cent.
  • Fun Facts

  • Quddus means 'Man of Peace' in Persian.
  • Karen is Student Body Vice-President at her high-school and aspires to be a US Senator one day.
  • Johnny played a young Martin Luther King Jr. in the TV movie Making of a Dream.
  • Aubrey's nickname is Aubs.
  • By the age of 13, Shane was a black-belt in Kenpo Karate.
  • Hefa plays keyboard, [KWLINK 11823]guitar, ukulele and drums.
  • Ashley paints her nails before performing and then paints them again after.
  • Aubrey will appear in a new Will Ferrell movie called Step Brothers.
  • Johnny's dog's name is Diddy, after one of his idols P Diddy.


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