THE world’s hottest ballroom spectacular, Burn the Floor, will be lighting up the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, near Umhlanga, from Septenber 12 to 29.
Variously described as “striking and inventive”, “dazzling”, “irresistible” and “gloriously sinful”, the show is bound to leave dance fans gasping for breath.
Peta Roby’s expert choreography, which is executed to perfection by the dancers, Burn the Floor: The Rebels of Ballroom, offers everything from a seriously romantic waltz to a futuristic foxtrot and passionate paso doble.
You can also revel in the emotional power of the cha-cha, the samba and the jive and then get a little hot under the collar as the smoking rumba unfolds.
Burn The Floor has helped to revolutionise the image of ballroom dancing across the globe.
It has a reputation for being the world’s toughest dance show, and features the best international champions in Latin American and ballroom.
The original concept grew from an electric display of ballroom and Latin dancing at Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday party in London in March 1997.
Producer, Harley Medcalf, initially sent shockwaves through the ballroom dancing establishment, where competitions are usually performed for judges, friends and family.
Burn the Floor turned that idea on its head, long before television embraced the idea on Dancing with The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing.
The first Burn The Floor production opened in England in 1999. A decade later, after visiting 30 countries and over 160 cities worldwide, it was staged at the Longacre Theatre in New York, and had two successful seasons in London’s West End.
Among the dancers appearing in the latest show is South African Latin dancing champion, Kylee Brown.
In addition to music from of Rag and Boneman, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin, Burn The Floor will feature the vocal talents of SA singer, Lelo Ramasimong.
Ramasimong made the top ten on Idols SA and was also a top performer on The Voice SA.
Tickets for Burn The Floor cost R285 and are available from Computicket or at Checkers and Shoprite stores.