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Charles Isherwood of The New York Times reviewed Burn the Floor in the following words: "Audience-dazzling! Swiveling hips, steamy embraces and high-octane tempos. A nonstop display of pop variations on classic styles, performed with precision and polish." Burn the Floor is truly a unique ballroom dance extravaganza with dancers moving at the pace of light without stopping. The use of flash lights, clouds of artificial smoke, mirrored balls, and blasting music, create an unbelievable atmosphere of joy and mystique. With a cast of 20 world class dancers, who are not only gorgeous but are also remarkably fit, a visit to see Burn the Floor is a must! It exhibits various dance styles like the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Quickstep, Jive, Paso Doble and Mambo.

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About Burn The Floor

This ballroom dance extravaganza is choreographed and directed by a famous Australian, Jason Gilkison, who himself is a former dance champion. The show made its debut in Bournemouth, England, in 1999, and was an instant hit. Ever since than it has been to all over the world, showcasing the unique talents of its great dancers. The present day ballroom dancing is more of a competitive sport, often called "dancesport". The sport consists of ten dances. The dance style followed in Burn the Floor is called "international style", which has been in vogue since 1920’s. This dance style, too, consists of ten dances, which are divided into two equal parts; five ballroom dances and five Latin American dances.
Amongst the Latin American dances, Burn the Floor would have the Cha Cha. It is essentially Cuban in origin, becoming famous in the 1950’s. It follows 4/4 rhythm and is an offshoot of the triple mambo. Often called the "afternoon dance", it is playful, flirty and hence, fun. Another type of Latin American dance is the Jive. This dance is based on jazz. Its roots could be found in the United States in the 1940’s African-American culture. Set in 4/4 time, it spread to Europe and beyond when the American soldiers were stationed abroad during WWII. Yet, another type of Latin American dance is the Rumba. Often called the "dance of lust", it is the most sensual of all the Latin American dances. Slowest dance, set in 4/4 time, it originated in Cuba. Paso Doble, uses 2/4 rhythm and marching steps and is based on the Spanish bull fight, in which the man is a matador and the woman, the cape. A highly stylized dance, it originated in Spain but developed in France. The Brazilian Samba is essentially a ladies dance, which is festive in mood and pure fun. It is danced to a 2/4 rhythm and on an intricate and fast cross percussive music.
Burn the Floor has five ballroom dances as well, often called the standard dances. Quickstep is one of the standard dances, which is similar to fast Foxtrot and follows a 4/4 rhythm. It originated from dances like the Charleston, which was famous in the 1920’s. The Tango was originally born in Argentina and was introduced in France in 1910. The international Tango, however, was developed in the 1930’s, which essentially involves moving around the dance floor, staccato action and follows a 4/4 rhythm. The Viennese Waltz is the oldest of all the ballroom dances, which originated in France in 1559 and took over Viennese dance halls in the beginning of 1800’s. It follows a 3/4 rhythm. The Foxtrot involves trotting steps and follows a 4/4 rhythm. It is a slow form of dance which involves smooth gliding movements. The Waltz follows a 3/4 rhythm.
Burn the Floor is full of "OMG" and "How did they do that?" moments. The out of this world dancers perform thrilling group dances, involving lifts and intricate footwork. The show and its 25 dance numbers are action packed, accompanied by singers and an awesome onstage quartet. It usually starts off with classical numbers and move on to the contemporary stuff. Reported as the "World’s Hottest Dance Sensation" by the OK Magazine, Burn the Floor, is anengrossing show from start to end. So why wait! Buy Burn the Floor Tickets now!

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