Kuniyonu Baara is a Kannada dance reality competition that puts to test the talent of young dancers. This show is Karnataka’s best dance reality show and is already in the 7th year of its journey. The show showcases a unique concept of bringing together kids and celebrity dancers together on one platform. Eight professional dancers are presented as Divas. Each child is teamed up with a diva who will mentor the contestants through his/her journey. In this show, one gets to see mesmerising and magical performances by the participants. The show follows a format where dancers of various forms audition to display their talent to make it to the stage of Kuniyonu Baara.
Once all the finalist are selected, the contestants perform various dance acts, sometimes solo, sometimes duet or in a group in different styles of dances. The dancers will be tested on their abilities to adapt new styles of dance forms and perform and the justice the dance form. The dancers will battle with each other, to gather votes from the TV and also impress the judging panel to move forward in the competition. Each week one of the contestants will be eliminated, on the basis of low scores and votes, so each and every dancer must always perform the best so that they land in the bottom zone.
The competitors perform on various acts before a neutral group of judges. The contestant who land in the danger zone or, in the bottom must fight a battle with the other danger zone participants to remain and run in the competition. The show portrays various dance forms from Indian cultural to International dance forms. Participants try their hand at different forms each week ranging from Indian classical, contemporary, jive, rumba, salsa, jazz, Bollywood, hip-hop and much more. Participants try and master many forms to win the coveted prize of the best dancer of Kuniyonu Baara.
The show is hosted by someone who herself is an actor, a professional dancer and also a dance instructor at Shaimak Davar’s Institute; she is none other than Meghna. In the later series, Akul Balaji too hosted this series. The judging panel too had big names from the industry. Malur Srinivas who is a teenage heartthrob and a renowned choreographer are one of the judges in the show and to share the responsibilities of being a judge with him the very young and energetic actress Sanjana helps him out. The show is a treat for the viewers as they come across dances that will fill their hearts with joy.