BWW Interview: DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! at Fabulous Fox Theatre
No one can refute the immense talents of the professionally trained dancers and choreographers from ABC's hit TV show, DANCING WITH THE STARS. So why not take these immense talents on tour? No reason at all! That's why until February 14, our favorites are on the road bringing the best dances of the season, and some new surprises, to a city near you. Plus, Olympic gold medal winner Laurie Hernandez will be there!
The news gets better: we were able to get the inside scoop with DWTS dancer Sharna Burgess from her publicity team. Check it out below, and you're welcome in advance.
1. This season's "Dancing with the Stars" was the best ever for the excellent choreography created by the professional dancers. As one of them, are you happy with the season -- and is there one dance that you created that was your absolute best effort, both artistically and for its degree of difficulty?
SB: I would say I creatively did some of my favorite stuff last season with James! Our cirque Broadway-inspired Quickstep, our 1940s jitterbug, our librarian and nerd foxtrot or our freestyle. To be honest, the whole season was my best effort both artistically and in difficulty.
2. Will the "Live Tour" audience attending the tour see their favorite dances from the TV season -- or new numbers, or both?
SB: There will be some of Laurie's best dances from the season but the rest is a brand new absolutely incredible show! Last tour, we used some of our favorite pieces of the season which was loads of fun, but this time I think our audience will be even more blown away with these never see before dances. We have gone all out on this one!
3. What's the best part of taking this show on the road -- and what's the most challenging part for you?
SB: The best part is being able to meet some of our incredible fans face to face, hear how much they love the show and how much it means to them. We have the most amazing and dedicated fans and seeing the smiles on their faces while we perform live is just so fulfilling! The most challenging part is being away from my life for 3 months. I have 2 dogs, my home, other projects that need my attention and being on the road makes it hard to be there for those things.
4. How will you spend the "off season" ... and will you be back for the next season of the TV series?
SB: Well, my entire off-season will be rehearsing for the tour or actually being on tour. But I'm hoping to find a couple days of downtime before next season starts.
The Atlanta performance is at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in the heart of Atlanta on New Year's Eve. Talk about the perfect way to bring in the new year!