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Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

2 hours and 15 minutes
1 Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Jul 01, 2009
Jul 25, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
Jan 10, 2010
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From Harlem's hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up ...


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No story, just nonstop dance: The 10 couples in <i>Burn the Floor</i> perform every dance included in international ballroom competition: waltz, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, tango, quickstep, cha cha, samba, paso doble, rumba and jive, plus variations such as swing dancing and the lindy.  

Critics’ Reviews

Heart-pounding...splendid dance and gorgeous dancers. By the end, the ensemble reaches its remarkable zenith of energized synchronization to Tina Turner's version of "Proud Mary." Like the titular riverboat, these astonishing dancers seem like perpetual motion machines.

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

Burn the Floor is dance theater: comic and dramatic, sensual and lyrical, acrobatic and romantic--in short, utterly theatrical. A dance show I can thoroughly recommend to everyone.

Review by John Simon from Bloomberg

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Burn the Floor like?
Burn the Floor is packed with “How did they do that?” moments as the world-class dancers perform lifts, intricate footwork and thrilling group dances choreographed by former world champ Jason Gilkison. The action never lags during the show’s 25 numbers, many of which are accompanied by a pair of singers and a lively onstage quartet (as well as recorded music). The two acts are loosely divided into sections that move from classic to contemporary dance, but you’ll be too busy watching these amazing performers strut their stuff to glance down at your program. If you’ve missed seeing pure dance on a Broadway stage, this is the show for you!
Is Burn the Floor good for kids?
There’s a sexy undertone to this show (and lots of skimpy costumes!), but overall, Burn the Floor is fine for kids, especially if they enjoy watching ballroom-based TV reality series such as Dancing with the Stars.