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Burn the Floor dance into Shaftesbury Theatre 21 July
Latin and Ballroom dance show Burn the Floor opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre 26 July 2010, following previews from 21 July - running to 4 Sep 2010.
Features guest dancers Brian Fortuna, best known for his performances on two series of Strictly Come Dancing, and former The Bill and Hollyoaks actress, Ali Bastian.
The company also features 20 international dancers from around the globe — Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, Venezuela and the U.S. and includes Australian Ballroom and World Latin American champions. The dancers, who collectively hold more than 100 dance titles.
Cheoreography by Jason Gilkison.
The show was first conceived as a special performance at Sir Elton John's 50th birthday celebration in 1997. Two years later, the show made its world premiere in the UK before touring the world, including Broadway.
"From NYC’s Harlem, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, BURN THE FLOOR takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of the Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble - audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep, and Swing."