Seven confirms Dance Boss judges

Seven has confirmed its judges for upcoming dance series Dance Boss.

Stage & screen performer Adam Garcia will be joined by singer / dancer Timomatic and ex Home and Away star-turned-Disney performer Sharni Vinson.

The series hosted by Dannii Minogue, pits teams of co-workers into a dance-off competing for a $100,000 prize.

“I’m really excited to be a part of this brilliant new show that celebrates the love and passion Aussies have for dance and all the different things dancing gives them. And we’re going to share that love around to everyone,” said Garcia.

“I am beyond excited to be back on Australian soil and surrounded by the contagious spirit of dance,” says Sharni who is trained in ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and acrobatics,” said Vinson.

“I got my first break on a show a bit like this, so I know exactly what these teams will be going through,” added Timomatic.

The original format also features a resident DJ, Sketch, aka Matt Coleman, one half of DJ duo Bombs Away.

Audience tix are available for Sydney recordings from May 10 – June 3 (standing room, no seating).

After leaving the shores of Home and Away’s Summer Bay, Sharni found international fame in the US box office smash hit Step Up 3D, the third installment of Disney’s globally successful Step Up dance film franchise. Hand-picked to join Dance Boss, the dancer and actor needed no persuading to leave her Hollywood digs and return home to Australia to once again make her mark on Aussie TV.

Joining Sharni on the judging panel are well-known entertainers Adam Garcia and Timomatic.

Dance Boss marks a welcome return to the judge’s chair for Adam who is keen to share his love of dance with both the competing teams and the audience at home.

Adam danced his way across Australia as a member of the ground-breaking Hot Shoe Shuffle which was the first Australian musical to go to London’s West End, taking Adam with it. He then established himself as a London theatre star garnering two Olivier Award nominations before returning to Australia to star in the Tap Dogs movie Bootmen. Adam then came to international attention thanks to his eye-catching performance in the romantic comedy Coyote Ugly.

Adam returned to his dance roots in 2009 as a judge for four seasons of the UK’s dance competition series, Got to Dance. In 2013, he returned to Australia as one of the judges of the Seven hit series, Dancing with the Stars.

Dance Boss brings together multi-platinum selling music artist Timomatic’s two great loves – eye-catching dance moves and irresistible pop hits.

A chart-topper with singles including Parachute and Set It Off, Timomatic says he is looking forward to sharing his experience and advice with the Dance Boss teams.

In each Dance Boss episode, fabulously costumed teams will face-off in spectacularly staged dance battles. They are judged and scored on entertainment factor by the star judges. Eventually 12 crews will be whittled down to one winning crew who will be crowned “Dance Boss Australia”!


  1. Hope this does well as we have not had any dance shows for a while and I think all the dating shows should be shelved for a while, the only person I have not heard of is Sharni, I never watch Home and Away so she is not familiar, but think Adam and Timomatic are very good in their field, fingers crossed for success as this could be a nice family show.

  2. Hasn’t Dance shows been done a few times in the past with ‘so you think you can dance’-twice and ‘Everybody Dance Now’s etc and ratings were not so great I remember there wasn’t much passion for dance shows as the ratings were proof…maybe times have changed we’ll see, though every new show Ch7 has done of late has never lasted long… Time will tell I guess.

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