Internationally-known Dance Competition Comes to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, FLA (July 31, 2019) – Following the success of a fifteen-show Canadian tour, NBC’s summer smash hit series World of Dance is proud to announce the extension of its third annual touring spectacular, The World of Dance Live Tour (Located at http://WorldOfDanceLive.com). This tour will be featuring the best dancers from across all genres including The Kings, this year’s million-dollar winner embarking on a 39-city and 41-show tour (their biggest tour yet with two shows already sold out!) that will bring the excitement and creativity straight from the television to your town. The tour kicks off in Victoria, Canada at the Royal Theatre on October 4 and ends in Los Angeles, California at the Orpheum Theatre on November 24.
The World of Dance Live Tour will be coming to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Sunday, November 3rd. Tickets for this performance are $85, $65, $45 and go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 2nd at 10:00 am local time. Guests can purchase tickets online at www.TheMahaffey.com and by phone at (727) 300-2000. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can begin purchasing tickets on Thursday, August 1st at 10:00 am.
The World of Dance Live Tour is a live interpretation of the TV show “World of Dance”, NBC’s hit dance competition series. The 12-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and Nuyorican Productions gave numerous dancers the platform to showcase their talents and the opportunity to receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million. The show was a primetime hit and its ratings soared, with record ratings in the United States as well as Canada.
The World of Dance was also prominently featured on the most recent international tour by Jennifer Lopez. The “It’s My Party” tour featured multiple dance troupes from the popular World of Dance show and sold out venues across the United States and Canada. This 31-market tour opened hearts and minds to the touring magic of World of Dance.
World of Dance is the world’s largest dance entertainment enterprise. What began in 2008 as a single event is now a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves, encompassing a #1 TV show, a #1 YouTube network, and three live worldwide tours. The World of Dance Championship Series attracts YouTube stars, industry icons, and tens of thousands of fans to events in more than 30 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. The inspiring performance videos captured from these events have driven more than one billion views online. No language barriers. No animosity. Just pure, awe-inspiring movement.
The first two extraordinary performers already announced for the Tour include The Kings and Unity LA, with more artists to be added! Here’s a short bio on each artist:
THE KINGS: The Kings, who are known in the dance community for their high-flying tricks and never-before-seen stunts, may be the most famous group of dancers you never heard of… yet. They are some of the most sought-after choreographers in Bollywood and they have won almost every competition India has to offer, including “India’s Got Talent.” Additionally, they were the first team from India to achieve a bronze medal at the 2015 World Hip-Hop Dance Championship. The 2015 Bollywood movie “ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2” depicts their real-life story of trial and triumph. Their years of hard work and persistence have paid off as The Kings of India have now come to “World of Dance” to take the next step in their quest for world domination.
Hometown: Mumbai, India Members: 14 Ages: 17-27 Style: Bolly-Hop
UNITY LA: Since its establishment in 1994, Unity LA has developed a tremendous reputation for delivering performances that brings audiences to their feet. The group is led by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Tessandra Chavez, as well as Ashley & Zack, who are returning from Season 2 of “World of Dance.” Unity LA is at the top of their game and their ultimate goal is to make it to the World Final so they can tour as a company, with hopes of selling out theaters and doing what they love to do… together.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California Members: 10 Ages: 18-27 Style: Contemporary
“We are proud to continue the World of Dance Live Tour that provides dynamic showcases by the dance industry’s elite dancers touring 39 cities around the country celebrating creative expression in all its forms. Join us for high energy, spectacular shows designed to get the audience engaged and on their feet!” said David Gonzalez, President of World of Dance.
The World of Dance Live! Tour is sponsored by U-Jam Fitness. The global sensation, World of Dance, is now expanding its ecosystem into the $87 billion fitness industry. World of Dance is teaming up with internationally-recognized urban dance fitness program, U-Jam Fitness, taking the fitness industry by storm with World of Dance U-Jam, an energetic, community-based fitness program that combines urban dance with high-energy music to get the heart rate up, body moving, and sweat flowing — all while having fun.
World of Dance U-Jam is led by the same executives who built World of Dance into a global phenomenon and hit TV show, along with U-Jam Fitness founders Susy C. Marks and her husband Matt “DJ Makaio” Marks. Leading trainers and educators will also assist to recruit top instructors from all over the world and offer a new level of world-class support to assure instructor success inside and outside of the class.
“This exciting joint venture has brought together World of Dance’s critically acclaimed dance community and U-Jam Fitness’ renowned urban dance fitness program to create a new fitness movement never seen before,” said Matthew Everitt, World of Dance CEO. “It’s an exhilarating fitness experience that makes you forget you’re working out and ensures students walk out of every class dripping in sweat and with glowing smiles.”
|Event Date||City Name||Venue Name|
|Wednesday, October 23, 2019||Westbury, NY||Theatre at Westbury|
|Thursday, October 24, 2019||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|
|Friday, October 25, 2019||Montclair, NJ||The Wellmont Theater|
|Saturday, October 26, 2019||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theater|
|Sunday, October 27, 2019||Raleigh, NC||The Ritz|
|Monday, October 28, 2019||Freehold, NJ||iPlayAmerica|
|Tuesday, October 29, 2019||Washington, DC||Warner Theater|
|Wednesday, October 30, 2019||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Friday, November 01, 2019||Charlotte, NC||The Fillmore Charlotte|
|Saturday, November 02, 2019||Myrtle Beach, SC||House of Blues|
|Sunday, November 03, 2019||St Petersburg, FL||Mahaffey Theater|
|Monday, November 04, 2019||Orlando, FL||House of Blues|
|Wednesday, November 06, 2019||San Antonio, TX||The Aztec Theater|
|Thursday, November 07, 2019||Irving, TX||The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory|
|Friday, November 08, 2019||Houston, TX||Revention Music Center|
|Sunday, November 10, 2019||Memphis, TN||Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis|
|Monday, November 11, 2019||Louisville, KY||Palace Theatre|
|Wednesday, November 13, 2019||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore Detroit|
|Thursday, November 14, 2019||Grand Rapids, MI||20 Monroe Live|
|Friday, November 15, 2019||Indianapolis, IN||Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre|
|Saturday, November 16, 2019||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre|
|Monday, November 18, 2019||Denver, CO||Bellco Theatre|
|Thursday, November 21, 2019||Phoenix, AZ||The Van Buren|
|Friday, November 22, 2019||El Cajon, CA||Magnolia Performing Arts Center|
|Saturday, November 23, 2019||Riverside, CA||Fox Performing Arts Center|
|Sunday, November 24, 2019||Los Angeles, CA||Orpheum Theater|
Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world-class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements, and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programming and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater! Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment, and cultural experiences.
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