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Event: Ballroom Blitz Tour – May/June 2024

Acclaimed Australian Choreographer and three-time Dancing with the Stars championAric Yegudkin directs the sensational new show Ballroom Blitz which embarks on a whirlwind national tour across 12 centres all over New Zealand from May 28 to June 16, 2024.

12first-class dancers will be accompanied by an electric live on-stage five-piece band and two vocalists to bring the moves in this ultimate dance extravaganza, presented by Base Entertainment. This is Ballroom Dance unleashed!

After their sensational hit show ‘Celtica’ during the pandemic in March 2021 and then again in August 2023 they’re back and brimming with excitement. Producer Anthony Street says “Returning without the need to quarantine feels like we’re dancing on air! We’re ready to kick up the energy and groove with our fantastic New Zealand audience once again!”

Ballroom Blitz spins traditional ballroom dance and mixes it with cutting-edge choreography. The result is a mesmerising display of skill and passion performed to a soundtrack that includes favourites from Buble, Desree, Elvis, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and more. Aric Yegudkin’s artistry takes centre stage guiding the audience on an awe-inspiring spectacle where rhythm meets romance and passion ignites the dance floor. Audiences will be transported to a world where every step tells a story, and every move ignites the senses.

Produced by Anthony Street along with kiwi-born musical director Hayden Baird who plays the Saxaphone and flute in the live band.The cast features Dancing with the Stars(DWTS) winners and superstars including Shae Mountain, a talented kiwi-born star who razzle-dazzled audiences when he teamed up with NZ comedian Laura Daniel on Dancing with the Stars in 2019. Together, they not only danced their way into the hearts of viewers but also built a beautiful friendship. Other world-class dancers include Ash-Leigh Hunter, Ruby Gherbaz, Julian Caillon, Joshua O’Grady, Stephanie Cappas, Daria Walczak, Nick Chan, Jessica Grivan, Kim Perry and Neville Parry.

The show features breathtaking costumes, lighting and stage design fused with heart-pounding music by the live band. This show will set the stage on fire as the dancers create moments of pure enchantment and deliver a testament to the incredible world of dance.

“I was really inspired to create a story that brought the art of ballroom dancing into the modern era” said Anthony Street, Producer. “Working with Aric and Hayden we have been able to create something that we feel is truly beautiful and will leave audiences inspired and excited to learn more.”

Ballroom Blitz is a breathtaking fusion of elegance, energy, and mind-blowing ballroom dance. The dancers are ready to remind audiences that the possibilities are limitless when it comes to dance!


Baycourt Addison Theatre, Tauranga
Tuesday 28 May at 7:30pm
Tickets HERE 
Great Lake Centre, Taupo
Wed 29 May at 7:30pm
Tickets HERE 
Sir Howard Morrison Centre, Rotorua
Friday 31 May at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE
Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton
Saturday 1 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE 
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Sunday 2 June at 7.30pm
Tickets  HERE 
The Opera House, Wellington
Tuesday 4 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE 
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier
Wednesday 5 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE
 Ashburton Event Centre, Ashburton
Sunday 9 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE
James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Monday 10 June
Tickets HERE 
Invercargill Civic Theatre, Invercargill
Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE 
Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Friday 14 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE
ASB Theatre, Blenheim
Sunday 16 June at 7.30pm
Tickets HERE


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