Five of the best dance tours scheduled for 2021

1 KEVIN CLIFTON - BURN THE FLOOR

Touring April 18 to July 8

Feel the intensity of the passionate Tango, be swept away by the romance of the Waltz and be captivated by the sensual, alluring Rhumba. The show stars Kevin Clifton, one of the most successful professional dancers to come out of Strictly Come Dancing. Kevin said: Kevin Clifton says: “Burn The Floor is the show that ignited a spark in me and changed me forever as a performer. Through Broadway, West End and touring all over the world this show has ripped apart the rule book, revolutionised our genre and inspired and shaped me as the dancer I am today.” A mix of eclectic live music, jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves,expect an abundance of infectious, rebellious energy and passion.

2 GIOVANNI PERNICE - THIS IS ME

Touring February 23 to May 11

The showman will light up the stage along with his cast of professional dancers as he starts his fifth year of touring. Born in Sicily, Giovanni is the Italian Open Latin Dance Champion (2012) and the Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, as well as Charleston swivels. Pernice was one of the professional dancers on the 13th season of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC TV, finishing as joint runner-up with partner Georgia May Foote. He subsequently performed in the 14th, 15th and 16th seasons of the show partnering with Laura Whitmore, Debbie McGee and Faye Tozer respectively.

Kevin Clifton stars in Burn the Floor

3 DIVERSITY - CONNECTED

Touring March 18 to May 30

After nine sell-out UK tours, over 600,000 tickets sold, and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tours to date. Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent. Over the past ten years thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they have continued to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances. The new show centres around the world of social media, the internet, and the digital era we now live in, and how this connects us all.

4 RIVERDANCE

Touring August 27 to December 6

A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Some 25 years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

5 STRICTLY BALLROOM - THE MUSICAL

Touring September 27 2021 to July 2 2022

Directed by dancer, choreographer and Britain’s favourite TV judge Craig Revel Horwood, the show is based on the award-winning global film phenom-enon Strictly Ballroom, which inspired the world to dance. It brings together a cast of more than 20 world-class performers with classic songs, including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time. Kevin Clifton takes the lead role in this uplifting and courageous musical.

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