Inspired by a dance extravaganza he saw performed at Elton John's 50th birthday celebration, producer Harley Medcalf has recruited top talent from the disparate worlds of theatre, ballroom dance and rock 'n' roll to create Burn the Floor, a show that presents ballroom dance with a contemporary edge.
Featuring 44 champion dancers, Burn the Floor has been received well in Europe and Australia and is about to launch a national tour starting at the Universal Ampitheatre in Los Angeles on March 29.
Among the festivities planned in connection with the four-day engagement in Los Angeles is a celebrity reception hosted by the Stephen Spielberg charity Children's Action Network. The reception is expected to attract Melissa Etheridge, Julie Cypher and Kim Delaney; while certain post-show music will be performed by the swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Burn the Floor then comes to New York City's Radio Music Hall, April 5-6. Subsequent dates include Atlantic City's Tropicana April 7-9, Boston's Wang Center April 13-16, Pittsburgh's Civic Arena April 18-19, Cleveland's Convocation Center April 21-22, Detroit's Fox Theatre April 25-30, Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre May 2-3, Chicago's Rosemont Theatre May 4-7 and Atlanta's Fox Theatre May 10-14.
The album "Music From and Inspired by Burn the Floor has been released by Universal Records. For further information check local listings or visit www.burnthefloor.com.