VAN NUYS (CBSLA) — Over 1,500 people took to Van Nuys on Monday, vying for the chance to dance with Janet Jackson.
The open auditions took place Monday at 9 a.m. at Showbiz Studios in Van Nuys. Jackson is scheduled to make an appearance at the auditions on Wednesday.
“This is our first open call audition in over 10 years,” Janet Jackson’s creative director Gil Duldulao told CBS2’s Lisa Sigell.
The invitation to dance with Jackson got such an overwhelming response, the venue was moved to a larger studio.
More than 30,000 people have auditioned online to dance with the iconic pop star with video submissions across Instagram, Musical.ly, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #DanceWithJanet.
Jackson also announced Monday she would be extending the “State Of The World” tour through August, with tickets going on sale Friday.