Friday, January 16, 2009

Stages are Burning up at Busch Gardens

If you love popular dance shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars, you’ll love the latest show heating up the dance floor at Busch Gardens Africa. Sixteen dancers from around the world will set the Desert Grille stage on fire when the park presents Let’s Dance featuring Burn the Floor. This exciting new dance show opened on January 12th and will be available until April 19th.

Set against a fast-paced soundtrack of familiar dance favorites, including “Do You Wanna Dance?” and “Turn the Beat Around,” Let’s Dance features popular dances as you’ve never seen them before. In a mini-version of their popular internationally touring show, dance troupe Burn the Floor offers a new twist on the Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha-cha, Jive, Swing, Mambo, and more.

Burn the Floor features incredible professional dancers with an amazing amount of talent and experience. The troupe is choreographed by one of Australia’s most successful dance couples, Jason Gilkison, who’s earned World, British, and International Champion titles. He was recently featured during the finals for So You Think You Can Dance and is currently working with a new reality TV competition, Superstars of Dance.

The dance troupe also features show managers and dancers Trent Whiddon and his partner, Gordana Grandosek, who hold several national and international dance championship titles. Grandosek recently placed second on the Slovenian version of Dancing with the Stars, and Whiddon was a featured professional on the Australian version of the show.

You can catch Let’s Dance featuring Burn the Floor everyday through April 19th in the park’s Timbuktu area; this hot contemporary ballroom dancing show is free with regular admission to Busch Gardens.

Let’s Dance is a sizzling new addition to Busch Gardens’ The Real Music Concert Series, which is back in the Stanleyville Theatre. After watching Burn the Floor spice things up on the dance floor, guests can catch an incredible lineup of bands performing from January 14th through March 21st. You’ll see performers like The Terry Myers Orchestra, The Osmond Brothers, The Monkeys lead singer Micky Dolenz, the Little River Band, and more. Concerts are every Wednesday through Saturday at 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm, and a different performer lights up the stage each week.

So be sure to pack some water when you heard over to Busch Gardens this January – with fiery dance performances and lots of toe-tapping music, this African theme park is sure to take you on one hot ride! And you’ll be able to jam to the tunes even harder when you save on discount Busch Gardens tickets at


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