Energy on the floor

Energy on the floor

A hip wiggling scene from the Latin Quarter segment of Fire in the Ballroom.

Ballroom dancing leaped to a new high in the Burn the Floor – Fire in the Ballroom show in Perth this week.

A stunning cast of dancers, singers and musicians took to the stage in a show that was much more than just ballroom dancing.

The world class act was a feast for the eyes and ears as dancers, vocalists and musicians not only wandered through the isles but also covered every square centimetre of the stage.

The stunning cast with their more than 360 costumes and 90 pairs of shoes set the stage alight with their moves.

It was high energy from start to finish with the dancers, including former Leeming girl Megan Wragg, clearly enjoying every moment on the stage.

Her rapport with South African dance partner Johannes Radebe was a highlight.

Brilliantly choreographed by Peta Roby and Jason Gilkison, both from Perth, there is nothing stuffy or boring about Fire in the Ballroom and the show will take you through the ages of how dance can adapt and change throughout its two 50-minute acts.

The costumes were stunning, ranging from strappy sensual leather numbers to traditional flowing gowns and a black tutu.

Despite some steamy dancing, traditional ballroom moves shine through in renditions of the Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Foxtrot and Spanish Flamenco.

A guitar solo may take you by surprise but it is all part of what makes the show a world class act.

The pace is astounding yet the dancers never miss a beat nor look fatigued. You can’t help but leave in a good mood and want to kick up your heels as you leave the Regal Theatre.

This dance spectacular is a delightful night out for all ages and it is no surprise why it has been touring the world for 16 years. It is in Perth until April 3.

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