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Viking Line launches Dance Match

August 24, 2008 at 10:18 by Martina Comments

I love this idea coming from Sweden. Viking Line, a ferry service between Finland, Sweden and Estonia, has launched an amusing website in which it invites users to send a video of themselves dancing in order to find their perfect dance partner.

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Together with the video, users have also to submit a rating of their dancing skills in several types of dances from salsa, to disco, to boogie. All the videos are then uploaded in a gallery were other people can admire them and pick their ideal partner. Unfortunately my Swedish is not good enough to explain you exactly how the mechanism works, but I saw there are terms & conditions on the site, so I assume there is also a contest connected to the Dance Match project.

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I don’t know how many people will actually spend the time to film themselves and then upload a video, but the idea is brilliant, especially because it’s not just an amusing concept, but it also serves the specific business goal of promoting the dance halls on the Viking Line ferry Cinderella (what a better name for a single looking for dance partner?).

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My only recrimination is that they didn’t use a Abba music for the soundrack ;-)
The agencies behind the work are Akestam Holst and From Stockholm With Love

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4 Responses to Viking Line launches Dance Match

  1. Paul says:

    Hi guys,
    The application suggests matches based on your profile, if you feel comfortable with your match, contact will be established via email and a prize of a free boat cruise for two will be included, helping to encouraging them into meeting physically onboard. A version in English will be launched under http://www.match-dance.com, so hold tight.
    Cheers
    /Paul

  2. Vectorpedia says:

    Its a amazing how creative these website can be when promoting a product……..dance on guys

  3. Laurent Drion says:

    hi ! does anyone knows the name of the soundtrack for the dance clips? i love it

  4. Lindsey Christine says:

    This is an interesting approach to online dating. With all of the hype for finding the “perfect match” through these lengthy profiling questionnaires, this is a refreshing change, and a comical one at that. You can tell a lot about a person based on their ability to bust a move, and I fully respect people’s search for the right one through this site.

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