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September 16, 2010 10:00 ET

Dancing With the Star's Louis Van Amstels' Production of: Ballroom With a Twist

Local Dance Auditions and Professional Dance Pros Announced

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) -

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Dancing with the Stars' Louis Van Amstel's production of Ballroom with a Twist will be touring Canada October 12 to October 19. As part of this unique event, Ballroom with a Twist is holding Canadian dance auditions in Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Toronto. These dance auditions are being held in partnership with Arthur Murray Dance Studios and Dance Dynamics Studio and will give the winner the opportunity to dance live on stage at each of the local events.

Dancing with the Star's Louis Van Amstel is a strong believer in supporting local dance and wants to highlight local dancers in each of his Ballroom with a Twist shows touring Canada. This contest is an amazing opportunity for the winners to dance in front of the local community and meet some of the world's most exciting performers. "This is a great opportunity for local dancers to get on stage, represent the local dance community and perform in front of thousands of people," stated David Howard of The Event Group, promoter for the event.

The local auditions are open to all ballroom dancers and are being held prior to each event. Further information on each local competition can be found by contacting the local dance studio.

Where: Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  231B Forge Rd. SE
When: Saturday, September 25th
Time: 11:00 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Ian Gooley / 403.319.0732


Where: Dance Dynamics Studio
  #201, 96 33rd Street East
When: Saturday, September 25th
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Contact: Herb Clarke / 306.244.1441


Where: Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  904 St. James Street
When: Friday, September 24th
Time: 7:30 pm
Contact: Alicia or Vlad Cascaval / 204.772.7766


Where: Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  9 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville
When: Saturday, September 25th
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Contact: John Karakis / 905.849.0707
  (Register by Sept. 24th / Couples Only)


Where: Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  3054 Bloor Street West
When: Wednesday, September 29th
Time: 9:30 pm
Contact: Lisa MacLaggan / 416.239.8149

Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel's production of Ballroom with a Twist is also excited to announce five professional dancers who have recently signed to perform in each of the seven markets. Along with Evan Lysacek (Olympic Gold Medalist and runner up on Dancing with the Stars) Ballroom with a Twist will showcase: Jonathan Roberts, Edyta Sliwinska, Alec Mazo, Damian Whitewood, and Peta Murgatroyd.

Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan has appeared on ABC's hit show "Dancing with the Stars" seven times with celebrity partners Marie Osmond, Heather Mills, Macy Gray, Belinda Carslyle, Monica Seles, Gizelle Fernandez and Rachel Hunter.

Edyta Sliwinska

Edyta Sliwinska is known for being the only professional dancer who has appeared on all 10 seasons of "Dancing with the Stars", partnered with Evander Holyfield, George Hamilton, Joey Lawrence, John Ratzenberger, and most recently Cameron Mathison , Jason Taylor and Aiden Turner.

Alec Mazo

Alec has been involved in 5 seasons of "Dancing with the Stars" partnering with Toni Braxton, Natalie Coughlin, Josie Maran, Paulina Porizkova and Kelly Monaco.

Damian Whitewood

Damian has appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" season 11 with Pamela Anderson and the Australian Version as well; he has also performed on "So You Think You Can Dance" in Australia and Holland.

Peta Murgatroyd

Peta became a cast member of Burn The Floor in 2004 and toured the world with them for 6 years and has performed with "Dancing With The Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance".

Ballroom with a Twist is an extravagant evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances. The show will be presented in seven markets across Canada and promises to be the dance event of the year. Dancing with the Star's Louis Van Amstel's production of Ballroom with a Twist will be showcased for one night only in seven Canadian Markets.

Oct 12 - Calgary: The Southern Jubilee Auditorium

Oct 13 - Edmonton: The Northern Jubilee Auditorium

Oct 14 - Saskatoon: TCU Place - Sid Buckwold Theatre

Oct 15 - Regina: Brandt Centre Evraz Place

Oct 17 - Winnipeg: Centennial Concert Hall

Oct 18 - Hamilton: Hamilton Copps Coliseum

Oct 19 - Toronto: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Tickets for the Dancing with the Stars Tour, Louis Van Amstel's production of Ballroom with a Twist are available through Ticketmaster and TCU Place (Saskatoon). There are a number of ticketing opportunities available including a chance for guests to purchase a VIP ticket that enable them to attend the post show event where they will meet the star performers. For $20 off regular price tickets, enter promo code BALLROOM.

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