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“Burn the Floor”

Shaftesbury Theatre
Ranked #169 of 1,736 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Shaftesbury Theatre at the top of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Reviewed June 20, 2013

What a show - please don't miss this one. It was more than dancing - it was magic, unbelievable talent, thorough entertainment, never bored for one moment although it was constant dance and you might wonder how they would fill those two hours. Well they did and did it brilliantly. The routines were interesting, innovative, electric, etc. etc. Loved the outfits - both male and female dancers were top professionals in their field and it really showed.

This is the one to see if you LOVE dance or even if you don't. There was a standing ovation where EVERYONE in the theatre stood up at the end and clapped, whistled and cheered. I would see it again NO question. Fab show well worth every penny!!

Oh, just to say that young children might find it a bit challenging. We had a couple with children in front of us who though sort of enjoyed it, it was probably not for them and they fidgeted and bobbed up and down terribly during the performance. We were able to move after the interval. I didn't want any distractions and apart from anything it's not on for those behind. Mothers didn't seem in the least bothered that their children might be annoying!!! Youngest age appropriate would be 11, 12 unless they're total dance fans.

Thank 191272Rebecca
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Folks, you have got to go and see this show before it closes at the end of June 2013. Book now and read the reviews later.

This show was nothing short of stunning. Yes the big names are Robin WINDSOR, Kristina RIHANOFF and Karen HAUER but the whole troupe are amazing dancers. Each couple were given opportunities to take centre stage and share the spotlight. The musicians are also superb, the whole thing is held together by a drummer and percussionist who are world class. Hats off to them and their colleagues. The male and female vocalists are both stars in their own right and their coverage of different musical styles was great to hear.

This show has the energy of Rock Of Ages, the passion and sassiness of Chicago but the sophistication of Strictly Come Dancing. There's something for everyone here. This is suitable for all ages so definitely a family friendly show.

If you can get seats in row M or slightly behind, you'll have a great view of the dancers getting off the stage and into the theatre amongst the audience.

One of the most entertaining shows we've seen in the West End, you won't be disappointed if you see this show over others. Highly recommended.

Thank JockMc
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I am not a big fan of main stream musicals or broadway shows. Nor am I particularly literate with dance. This production was colourful, animated and energetic. The dancers impressed in so many ways and the Live music and singers was also a big plus. It thrilled the grandparents; it thrilled the six year old; it thrilled everyone in our group. Having the show start at 4pm and finish at 6pm was no problem at all! Costumes were also really well done.

Thank max_hartwig
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We attended on a Thursday night, the audience was so sparse they moved everyone forward to try to create some atmosphere.

From start to finish the show had me smiling with some really great dancing. For me, Karen Hauer stole the show from the headliners Robin and Kristina who I thought lacked a little energy and chemistry, and all of the cast can be credited with putting on a really fantastic show.

Catch it while you can!

Thank darrenposh
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Well considering I don't watch Reality TV of silly dance shows, I was more than happy to go see a production with real dancers/professionals. The TV is just a show, the judges have no knowledge or experience of dancing nor have ever been involved within the dancing genre.

This aura of superb choreographed routines which sees cross over's from: Salsa, Lambada, Charleston, Tap, Cha Cha & ballroom was great. The costumes were sensational and suited very well to all the routines. There is no real dialogue or story etc but everything goes in line with the music. The 1st half in very full on from the word get go the 2nd half is not as lively as the 1st as the music genres change but still wonderfully performed. It's great there was 5 piece Live Band also.

The duration is 2hrs with a 15 min intermission, the seats are pretty comfy, leg room average. It's a very nice theatre in a good location away from tourist hot spots/congestion. The best seats were actually were where we were, which is Royal Circle Rows A - D, as if you were in stalls being at stage height you can't see everything the higher you are the better.

People need to forget the stupid TV & see the real thing. These people who perform are the ones who are the professionals, they deserve the reignition/attention not the morons on TV.

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