‘Dancing With The Stars’ swings into San Jose

Dancing With The Stars is back, performed at San Jose Civic Senter

The dancers pairs performed at San Jose Civic Center stage on March 18

After being separated from their fans for almost two years because of the pandemic, the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour returned to the San Jose Civic Center on March 18th. 

Dancing With The Stars is a U.S. version of England’s  Strictly Come Dancing dance competition and one of several iterations of the DWTS franchise.

It premiered on ABC June 1, 2005.

The show pairs celebrities with professional dancers. Each dancer performs a predetermined dance and competes against the others for judges points and audience votes.

The couple dance pairs receiving the lowest combined total of judges points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains. The current judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Julianne Hough and Derek Hough.

Professional dancers are Alan Bersten, Artem Chigrintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Britt Stewart, Sofia Gharami, Koko Iwasahi, Brandon Armstrong, Arten Chigvintsev, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Kiki Nyemchek and Alexis Warr.

The supervising choreographers are Brandon Armstrong, Kiki Nyemchek and Britt Stewart plus an additional six supporting choreographers. 

Director Pam Chu is a dancer, choreographer and producer; and Justin Timberlake is an exclusive choreographer and co-creative director.

This year’s dance theme was ‘’Dare To Be Different.” The show was amazing and full of energy with dances like the cha-cha, foxtrot, salsa, tango and others. 

The DWTS live tour will continue in other cities across the U.S.