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World of Dance has announced its second annual touring spectacular, The World of Dance Live Tour (http://WorldOfDanceLive.com), as well as the cities and venues for this year’s run of dates. This tour will be featuring the best dancers from across all genres incorporating both local and national talent, embarking on a multi-city tour that will bring the excitement and creativity straight from the television to your town. The tour kicks off in Toronto, Canada on Monday, October 1st at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. At the World of Dance Live Tour, the greatest dance innovators will thrill fans by featuring amazing dance skills and brilliance, while offering family friendly entertainment.
The World of Dance Live Tour is a live interpretation of the TV show “World of Dance”, NBC’s hit dance competition series. The 16-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio, Nuyorican Productions, and World of Dance gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million. The show recently moved to a primetime slot – Wednesdays at 8pm – and its ratings continue to soar.
The tour is produced by World of Dance, the premier brand in dance entertainment. World of Dance is the world’s largest dance entertainment enterprise. What began in 2008 as a single event is now a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves, encompassing a #1 TV show, a #1 YouTube network, and two live worldwide tours. The World of Dance Championship Series attracts YouTube stars, industry icons, and tens of thousands of fans to events in more than 30 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. The inspiring performance videos captured from these events have driven more than one billion views online. No language barriers. No animosity. Just pure, awe-inspiring movement.
The World of Dance Live Tour offers breathtaking dance skills which represent the spirit of originality, expression, and dedication. The tour consists of engaging and interactive 90-minute dance showcases which include the hottest stars from the television show as well as dance icons from YouTube, along with ticket packages that include special talent meet and greets and autograph sessions. This tour brings “World of Dance” to life, attracting some of the most celebrated dancers and fans from across the globe, crossing boundaries, and bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through the universal language of dance.
The first three extraordinary performers already announced for the Tour include Michael Dameski, Charity and Andres, and BDash and Konkrete, with more of the shows’ superstar talent to be announced shortly. Here’s a short bio on each artist:
MICHAEL DAMESKI: Michael’s career hit a high in 2008 when he starred as Billy in the musical “Billy Elliot” on Broadway, and he later went on to win “So You Think You Can Dance” in Australia. He’s hoping “World of Dance” will be his next big break. When he was six years old, he entered his first dance competition “The 2001 Australian Dance Idol” Program, and without any formal dance training, placed in the top ten.
• Hometown: Sydney, Australia
• Age: 22
• Style: Contemporary
• Division: Upper
CHARITY AND ANDRES: This duo has been dancing together since they were eight years old as ballroom dance partners. Charity and Andres share more than just a love of dance- they come from parallel backgrounds, as their mothers both own dance studios less than 20 miles away from each other.
• Hometown: Springville, UT
• Members: 2
• Ages: 17
• Style: Contemporary
• Division: Junior
BDASH AND KONKRETE: These krumpers take a popular street style of dance and combine it with choreography to create a unique style that has never been seen before on the “World of Dance” stage.
• Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
• Members: 2
• Ages: 27 & 29
• Style: Krump
• Division: Upper
“We are proud to continue the World of Dance Live Tour that provides dynamic showcases by the dance industry’s elite dancers touring 29 cities around the country celebrating creative expression in all its forms. Join us for high energy, spectacular shows designed to get the audience engaged and on their feet” said David Gonzalez, President of World of Dance.
Please visit http://WorldOfDanceLive.com for more information regarding tickets and details. Routing is as follows:
World of Dance Live! 2018 Tour Dates
|Monday, October 1||Toronto CAN||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|Wednesday, October 3||Greenburg PA||Palace Theater|
|Thursday, October 4||Washington DC||Warner Theatre|
|Friday, October 5||Norfolk VA||Chrysler Hall|
|Sunday, October 7||Wilmington NC||Cape Fear Wilson Center|
|Thursday, October 11||Freehold NJ||IPlay America’s Event Center|
|Sunday, October 14||Jacksonville FL||Thrasher Horne Center For The Arts|
|Tuesday, October 16||St Petersburg FL||The Mahaffey Theater|
|Wednesday, October 17||Melbourne FL||King Center For The Performing Arts|
|Thursday, October 18||Fort Myers FL||Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall|
|Friday, October 19||Coral Springs FL||Coral Springs Center For The Arts|
|Sunday, October 21||Houston TX||Revention Music Center|
|Tuesday, October 23||Grand Prairie TX||Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie|
|Wednesday, October 24||Tulsa OK||Brady Theater|
|Thursday, October 25||Austin TX||HEB Center Cedar Park|
|Saturday, October 27||Tucson AZ||Fox Theatre|
|Sunday, October 28||Phoenix AZ||Comerica Theatre|
|Monday, October 29||Riverside CA||Fox Performing Arts Center|
|Tuesday, October 30||San Diego CA||The Balboa Theatre|
|Thursday, November 1||Los Angeles CA||The Saban|
|Friday, November 2||Las Vegas NV||Green Valley Ranch|
|Saturday, November 3||Reno NV||Silver Legacy Casino – Reno Ballroom|
|Sunday, November 4||Redding CA||Redding Civic Auditorium|
|Monday, November 5||Santa Rosa CA||Luther Burbank Center For The Arts|
|Thursday, November 8||Ridgefield WA||Ilani Casino Resort Event Center|
|Friday, November 9||Victoria CAN||Royal Theatre|
|Saturday, November 10||Vancouver CAN||The Centre In Vancouver|
|Monday, November 12||Calgary CAN||Jack Singer Hall Epcor Centre|
|Wednesday, November 14||Edmonton CAN||Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium|