Ballroom With a Twist

This past Saturday, Oct. 26, The Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series brought an unforgettable show to the Mitrani stage at Hass Center for the Arts.

Ballroom with a Twist had everything, and more, that you could possibly want out of a dance performance.

From Ballroom to break dancing, contemporary to jazz, and everything in between, all dance genres, as well as live musical performances were in this spectacular event.

The night started out with a performance from members of the cast choreographed by director of the show, Emmy nominated and 12-time dance champion Louis Van Amstel. The act was followed by special guest stars Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower from Dancing with the Stars, performed as well, coming out periodically through the show to talk to the audience.

In between the dances, the audience  was not disappointed with finalists Gina Glocksen and Von Smith from American Idol. They belted out songs such as Feeling Good, Walking in Memphis, Without Love, and many more. The dancers also performed alongside these stars for many of the songs including a heart wrenching contemporary piece to Gravity, as made famous by Sara Bareilles.

The night though was not just filled with watching the professionals perform. Chaplin and Hightower got the entire audience involved as they had a mini dance lesson. Everybody was up on their feet shimmy and shaking to upbeat Latin music.

Ballroom with a Twist was two fully packed hours of music, dance, lights, laughter, and fun. It was definitely an amazing experience for all those who were in attended.

If you were unable to see this spectacular show, don’t fret. The Celebrity Artist Series has plenty more shows to offer to the university’s student body and the surrounding community for this upcoming year. Just visit www.bloomu.edu/cas for more information on how you can see some of the best shows in the area for the best prices around.

 

 

Cailley Breckinridge is sophomore Telecommunications Major. This is her second semester writing for BUNow and she is currently the On-Campus Editor.

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