A YouTube video went viral this summer and landed some Wilmington teenagers an audition for an upcoming TV dance show.
Eight girls and one guy may soon be clogging their way to stardom on Paula Abdul's new dance show.
They literally shake the floor with their dance moves and soon they may be breaking it down on the big stage.
"I started freaking out," says Holly Collier when she got the phone call. She and her dance friends are invited to audition for "Got to Dance" in Miami. The latest dance competition show based on the British hit will air on CBS here in the U.S. with performances ranging from ballroom to break dancing.
Collier has been clogging since she was five. When she was 10, she earned a Junior Olympic gold title. Now 16, Collier says dancing in front of millions would be a dream come true. "We're going through each and every step, like perfecting every sound and arm movement and everything."
"We're getting all new costumes and we're doing more practice than we have ever done before to get ready for this," says her clogging instructor Cammi Jones.
A parent posted a video of the cloggers on YouTube. It got more than 64,000 hits and caught the eye of a talent agent. "We never imagined this opportunity would come from that," says Jones.
But a big opportunity like this could mean big changes for the teens. "We're all nervous about what we're going to do about school and what we're going to do about getting there every week and getting new dances every single week cause that's really hard," says Collier. "We usually spend like six months learning the dances for each competition season so if we have to learn a new one every week, that'll be a challenge."
The cloggers from Dance Express, a small studio in Wilmington, say they're ready to step it up for the big showdown. The audition is September 10th and we wish them the best of luck.
Jones is also a certified teacher. If the dancers get a spot on the show and have to miss a lot of class, Jones may be able to tutor them to keep them caught up.