Dancing with the Stars is a televised dance competition that airs on ABC. The program debuted in 2005 and celebrated its nineteenth season in November of 2014.
How The Show Works
The dance competition, based on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, pairs a celebrity with a professional dancer. The couples learn a dance routine then perform it on television for judges’ points and audiences’ votes. The couple who receives the lowest combined point/vote total is eliminated. This continues until one couple is left. That couple is declared the season’s winner.
Celebrities that have appeared on the Dancing with the Stars include Kirstie Alley, Marie Osmond, Jennifer Grey, Stacy Keibler, Jerry Rice, Lance Bass, and Ricki Lake.
The program is immensely popular and routinely attracts tens of millions of viewers. In fact, Dancing with the Stars is billed as “ABC’s leading entertainment show.”
To cash in on the show’s popularity, ABC and the BBC teamed with Faculty Productions to launch “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” The tour stars the professional dancers from the show. They perform new dances and recreate the previous season’s most unforgettable routines.
The 2014 “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” tour visited nearly 40 cities and performed in venues like the Ryman Auditorium, Mohegan Sun Casino, Count Basie Theater, Beacon Theatre, Bayou Music Center, and Nokia Theatre LA Live.
DWTS Live! Review
If you love the television show you’ll love the live show. Fans of the program often complain about how some of the dances don’t fit with certain music selections. That kind of thing is eliminated from the live tour. Also, the stage show allows fans the opportunity to see the professionals dance together. That occurs infrequently on television program.
Furthermore, the 90-minute live Dancing with the Stars show features an informal chat with the professional dancers. This is something you’ll never get on television and is a real treat for fans.
Besides the excitement of seeing the dancers hoof it live, something else you don’t experience on TV is the amazing muscular definition of the dancers. It may not seem like a big deal, but their physiques are really impressive when experienced live.