Sexy and electrifying, BURN THE FLOOR brings the fire and passion to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre Tuesday night. The Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular is thrilling and powerful. The show features 20 gorgeous champion dancers with true theatrical experience who all perform in great physique, admirable athleticism, and spot-on dance moves.

TV shows around the globe such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” turn ballroom dancing into must-see TV shows. Even in Hong Kong and China, a celebrity dance show “Strictly come dancing” (舞動奇蹟) has been produced to feed the wants of the crowd. Before they became popular, it was this show, BURN THE FLOOR, which had been showcasing blazing and sizzling Latin and Ballroom excitements to more than 30 countries since 1999.

Sexy and electrifying, BURN THE FLOOR brings the fire and passion to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre Tuesday night. The Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular is thrilling and powerful. The show features 20 gorgeous champion dancers with true theatrical experience who all perform in great physique, admirable athleticism, and spot-on dance moves.

TV shows around the globe such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” turn ballroom dancing into must-see TV shows. Even in Hong Kong and China, a celebrity dance show “Strictly come dancing” (舞動奇蹟) has been produced to feed the wants of the crowd. Before they became popular, it was this show, BURN THE FLOOR, which had been showcasing blazing and sizzling Latin and Ballroom excitements to more than 30 countries since 1999.

The touring ballroom dance extravaganza BURN THE FLOOR is simply exhilarating with two solid hours of dance. These champion dancers who have competed around the world execute precisely and intensely for a full range of ballroom dance styles such as mambo, rumba, cha cha, foxtrot, tango and the waltz. Even dancing with a 3-leg chair (as one of the legs is broken during a dance on the opening night), they are able to pull it off perfectly.

The lush duet between Anya Garnis and Pasha Kovalev are the favs of the night. In the course of the drawn-out Rumba “Burn for You,” the dancers are able to capture the passion, strength, and intimacy of dancing together. They spot-spin, somersault and split-lift like there’s no tomorrow. The lively act one finale, featuring Jive, Swing, and Quickstep, also added much joy and fun to the show.

In general, the show moves in a frenetic pace with flashing lights and various stage effects. It is exciting for the most part but becomes fairly exhausted after a while. Also, without a story thread to hang onto, audiences could hardly formulate any sort of emotional attachment to the sequence. Dances turn out to be somewhat hectic, as they get too mechanical and technical. However, the live percussionists and vocals performances have provided the much-needed energy and dynamism to the dazzling stuns, giving us a spectacular experience.

   

Starring Anya Garnis, Pasha Kovalev, and 5 other “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer; directed and choreographed by the Australian Latin American champion Jason Gilkison, BURN THE FLOOR runs from Sept 14-19 at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $23.50-$78.50 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).

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