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Dance On Sunset
Dance on-sunset.jpg
Cast (right to left)
Johnny Erasme, Shane Harper, Aubree Storm,Ashley Galvan
Karen Chuang, Tony Testa, Quddus, Hefa Tuita
Genre Reality
Created by Bryan Leder and Frederick Levy
Developed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz
Directed by Don Weiner
Starring Quddus, Tony Testa and The Nick 6:
  • Karen Chuang
  • Johnny Erasme
  • Ashley Galvan
  • Shane Harper
  • Aubree Storm
  • Hefa Tuita
Opening theme Move by Menudo
Country of origin United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Editor(s) LaRonda Morris and J.D. Grimes
Location(s) Nickelodeon on Sunset in Hollywood, California
Cinematography * Diane Biederbeck
* Terry Clark
* Suzanne Ebner
* Malkuth Frahm
* Ryan Jordan
* Kosta Kristic
* Ken Patterson
* Wade Samul
* Damien Tuffereau
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run March 29, 2008 – June 21, 2008
External links
Official website

Dance on Sunset is a dance and music series hosted by Quddus (Benjamin Quddus Philippe) on Nickelodeon that featured dance routines, called the "Fresh-Squeezed Dance," designed to be performed by its pre-teen and teen-age viewers. Choreographer Tony Testa and the show's dance troupe, the Nick 6, demonstrated each routine slowly, repeating it several times during the episode. An "advanced" version of each routine was featured on the show's website. Episodes featured musical guests, which included Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Miranda Cosgrove, Fall Out Boy, Fergie, Janet Jackson, Sean Kingston, Lil' Mama, Jesse McCartney, Menudo, Omarion, Panic at the Disco and Ashlee Simpson, as well as dancing by a studio audience. The show premiered March 29, 2008, immediately after the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards.[1] The name 'On Sunset' came from the production location Nickelodeon On Sunset on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The show was cancelled due to low viewership. The series finale aired on June 21, 2008. Subsequently, the show's website has been discontinued.



Members of the show's dance troupe, at the time of the show's debut, ranged in age from 15 to 22. They were directed by Tony Testa, a former choreographer of Janet Jackson. The group consisted of Karen Chuang, Johnny Erasme, Ashley Galvan, Shane Harper, Aubree Storm and Hefa Tuita; the group was chosen with an eye for diversity and differing backgrounds.


Karen Chuang

Chuang was born March 26, 1990, in San Jose, California and grew up in Los Altos, California. She started dancing at 5 and has trained in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern and tap. She has won multiple awards and done television commercials and print advertising. Chuang currently attends UCLA.

Johnny Erasme

Erasme was born May 11, 1989, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A former member of The JammX Kids, he appeared in the JCPenney commercial "Control Freak." His family moved from New Orleans, Louisiana, to California after Hurricane Katrina. He raps and plays guitar and has released a CD titled "Johnny E.".

Ashley Galvan

Ashley Galvan, a high-school senior at the debut of "Dance on Sunset," is from Visalia, California. She started dancing at 3 and is schooled in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and modern. She received the 2007 Cover Girl Award 2007 for “Spotlight Dance Cup Comp.” She has appeared in a Keke Palmer dance video, on the CBS KEWLopolis dancing competition "Dance Revolution" and in commercials.

Shane Harper

Harper was born February 14, 1993, in La Jolla, California. He was a principal dancer in the Disney Channel's High School Musical 2, an extra in Nickelodeon's Zoey 101, and will portray Tim in the 2010 Bollywood film, My Name is Khan. Also making guest appearances as the love interest in Disney Channel's new original series "Good Luck Charlie"

Aubree Storm

Storm, born January 4, 1986, is an Elburn, Illinois, native who trained in ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance at St. Charles School of Dance and the Lou Conte Dance Studio of Chicago. She was a dancer in Disney's "High School Musical" concert tour and was a backup dancer for Ashley Tisdale in appearances on "Good Morning America" and Live with Regis and Kelly, and appeared as an extra in the film Step Brothers.

Hefa Tuita

Tuita was born June 18, 1991, in Spanish Fork, Utah. He was a dancer in the Disney Channel's High School Musical 2, appearing in various parts of the movie. He is trained in Latin and salsa dancing as well as hip-hop, ballroom international and funk. He appeared in the movie Unaccompanied Minors, danced in two Taylor Vai videos and for Rihanna.

Episode list

Episodes broadcast have included the following. Each features a playlist of five songs and usually includes at least one special guest. Each also features a new "Fresh-Squeezed Dance."

# Title Original Air-Date Code
1 "The Very First One" Saturday, March 29, 2008 (2008-03-29) at 9:30 p.m. (following the KCA) 101

*5 Timbaland: Give It to Me
*4 Fall Out Boy: Thnks fr th Mmrs
*3 Paramore: Misery Business
*2 Justice: D.A.N.C.E.
*1 Mary J. Blige:Just Fine

Fresh-Squeezed Dance: The Rowboat 
2 "Stronger" Sunday, April 6, 2008 (2008-04-06) at 8:30 p.m. 102

*5 Rihanna: Don't Stop the Music
*4 Avril Lavigne: Girlfriend
*3 Sean Kingston: Beautiful Girls
*2 Natasha Bedingfield: Pocketful of Sunshine
*1 Kanye West: Stronger
Fresh-Squeezed Dance:The Fly Swatter

Musical Guest: Natasha Bedingfield 
3 "Deja" Sunday, April 13, 2008 (2008-04-13) at 8:30 p.m. 103

*5 Beyoncé Knowles: Déjà Vu
*4 Fall Out Boy: Dance, Dance
*3 Panic at the Disco: Nine in the Afternoon
*2 Tiffany Evans: I'm Grown
*1 Gwen Stefani: Now That You Got It
Fresh-Squeezed Dance:The Sweat Hop

Musical Guest: Fall Out Boy 
4 "Balloons JD" Sunday, April 20, 2008 (2008-04-20) at 8:30 p.m. 104

*5 Chris Brown: Wall to Wall
*4 The Naked Brothers Band: I Don't Want To Go To School
*3 Madonna: Vogue
*2 Ashlee Simpson: Little Miss Obsessive
*1 Fergie: Clumsy
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: The Sunset Shuffle

Musical Guest: The Naked Brothers Band and Ashlee Simpson 
5 "Flipping for Akon" Sunday, April 27, 2008 (2008-04-27) at 8:30 p.m. 105


*5 B5 featuring Bow Wow: Hydrolics
*4 Lil' Mama:G-Slide (Tour Bus)
*3 Miranda Cosgrove featuring Drake Bell:Leave It All to Me

*2 Colby O'Donis featuring Akon: What You Got
*1 OneRepublic featuring Timbaland: Apologize
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Rebel Rock

Musical Guest: Colby O'Donis and Akon 
6 "Ferga-licious" Sunday, May 4, 2008 (2008-05-04) at 8:30 p.m. 106

*5 Justin Timberlake: My Love
*4 Fergie: Glamorous
*3 C+C Music Factory: Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
*2 Fergie: Finally
*1 Collective Soul: Hollywood
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Funkylicious

Musical Guest: Fergie 
7 "Move" Saturday, May 10, 2008 (2008-05-10) at 9 p.m. 107

*5 Lil' Mama featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain: Shawty Get Loose
*4 Ciara featuring Missy Elliott: 1,2 Step
*3 Simple Plan: When I'm Gone
*2 Menudo: Lost
*1 Ashlee Simpson: Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Boyband Breakdown

Musical Guest: Menudo 
8 "Panic At Sunset" Saturday, May 17, 2008 (2008-05-17) at 9 p.m. 108

*5 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland: 4 Minutes
*4 Pink: Get the Party Started
*3 Diddy: Tell Me
*2 Panic at the Disco: Nine in the Afternoon
*1 Keyshia Cole featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim: Let It Go
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Bump,Jump and Thump

Musical Guest: Panic at the Disco 
9 "Prom" Saturday, May 24, 2008 (2008-05-24) at 9 p.m. 109

*5 Kool & the Gang: Celebration
*4 Tiffany Evans feat. Ciara: Promise Ring
*3 Angels & Airwaves: Everything's Magic
*2 Jesse McCartney: Leavin'
*1 Omarion: Entourage
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Prom Romp

Musical Guest: Jesse McCartney, Miranda Cosgrove Neil Diamond Neil Sedaka 
10 "Girl Group Dance-off" Saturday, May 31, 2008 (2008-05-31) at 9 p.m. 110

*5 Chris Brown feat. T-Pain: Kiss Kiss
*4 We the Kings: Skyway Avenue
*3 Kat Deluna feat Busta Rhymes: Run The Show
*2 Soulja Boy Tell 'Em featuring Arab: Yahhh!
*1 Jennifer Lopez: Hold It Don't Drop It
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Boot Scooch

Musical Guest: Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Clique Girlz Boz Scaggs 
11 "Finally Janet" Saturday, June 14, 2008 (2008-06-14) at 9 p.m. 111

*5 Beyonce: Upgrade U
*4 Paramore: Crushcrushcrush
*3 Colby O'Donis featuring Akon: What You Got
*2 Usher: U Don't Have To Call
*1 Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: The Double J

Musical Guest: Janet Jackson Barry Manilow 
12 "Kingston of Summer (Finale)" Saturday, June 21, 2008 (2008-06-21) at 9 p.m. 112

*5 Gwen Stefani featuring Akon: The Sweet Escape
*4 The D.E.Y.: Give You the World
*3 Nelly featuring Fergie: Party People
*2 Sean Kingston featuring Elan of the D.E.Y. : There's Nothin
*1 Vampire Weekend: A-Punk
Fresh-Squeezed Dance: Slide and Glide

Musical Guest: Mario, Sean Kingston, Élan, and The DEY 

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