Organisers say a spectacular line-up of some of the world’s best professional dancers will be hitting the road in May (including an Oxford date) for the 2023 official Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals UK Tour.
This 2023 show, featuring a 10-strong ensemble of dancers from the smash hit BBC One TV show Strictly Come Dancing, opened at Hull’s Bonus Arena on 2 May.
The tour will then waltz its way around the UK before culminating at York’s Barbican on 31 May. Tickets are on sale now from StrictlyTheProfessionals.com.
The Oxford date will take place at the New Theatre on 16 May.
A spokesperson for the event said: "Audiences across the country will enjoy an evening of world-class dance, stunning choreography and glamorous costumes, live and up close from 10 talented Strictly Professionals, Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell, new Strictly dancer and 11-time Italian Latin American Champion and 2022 finalist Vito Coppola.
"Also part of the line up will be Chinese National Dance Champion and 2022 finalist Carlos Gu (who was also new to Strictly this year), Professional World Mambo Champion and 2020 Strictly finalist Karen Hauer; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; six-time Italian Latin & Ballroom Champion Nikita Kuzmin; three-time Strictly finalist including 2022 Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk; Polish Open Latin Champion and 2022 Strictly winner Jowita Przystal; and World Latin Dance Championships Under 21 finalist Nancy Xu."
The 35-shows tour, directed by Strictly’s Creative Director Jason Gilkison, will showcase the exceptional talent of TV’s hugely popular professional dancers, set within the wonderful world of the BBC show, with its stunning costumes and sparkling sets.
Jason said: “It is fantastic to unveil this stellar line-up of much-loved Strictly professional dancers for this year’s tour. We will be dazzling audiences across the country with the dance and choreography at the highest possible standard. To see these dancers coming together to perform on this scale is a joy for me as a director and Strictly fans are in for a real treat!”
Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals 2023 UK Tour Dates:
2 May Hull: Bonus Arena 7.30pm
3 May Sheffield: Utilita Arena 7.30pm
4 May Newcastle: Utilita Arena 7.30pm
5 May Aberdeen: P&J Live Arena 7.30pm
6 May Glasgow: Armadillo 7.30pm
7 May Edinburgh: Playhouse 2.30pm & 7.30pm
9 May Salford: The Lowry 7.30pm
10 May Salford: The Lowry 2pm & 7.30pm
11 May Blackpool: Opera House 7.30pm
12 May York: The Barbican 7.30pm
13 May Birmingham: Hippodrome 2.30pm & 7.30pm
14 May Birmingham: Hippodrome 2.30pm
16 May Oxford: New Theatre 7.30pm
17 May Cardiff: Motorpoint Arena 7.30pm
18 May Nottingham: Royal Centre 7.30pm
19 May London: Palladium 7.30pm
20 May London: Palladium 2.30pm & 7.30pm
21 May London: Palladium 2.30pm
23 May Bournemouth: BIC 7.30pm
24 May Plymouth: Pavillions 7.30pm
25 May Plymouth: Pavillions 2.30pm & 7.30pm
26 May Portsmouth: Guildhall 7.30pm
27 May Brighton: Brighton Centre 2.30pm & 7.30pm
28 May Brighton: Brighton Centre 2.30pm
30 May Liverpool: M&S Bank Arena 7.30pm
31 May York: Barbican 7.30pm
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