What you've seen on TV is coming to the stage once again as celebrities and professional dancers make a "Dancing with the Stars" tour stop at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Former 'N Syncher Lance Bass, R&B singer and Broadway actress Toni Braxton, track star and Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene and actress and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin will join dance pros, including season seven champion Derek Hough, who snagged the top honor with partner and actress Brooke Burke, as they dance the night away in Duluth.
Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion and professional ballroom dancer Cheryl Burke, who partnered with Greene last season, is dancing on her fifth tour. Burke began ballet lessons at the age of 4 and when her parents took up ballroom dancing socially, she followed in their dance steps, entering her first competition at the age of 11. The 24-year-old was living in New York, teaching professionally and focusing on competing when she was approached about "Dancing with the Stars."
"It's really been amazing what (the show has) done for ballroom dancing," Burke said. "(And) it's really amazing to see everything I've done on the show just the past three years. Being able to do what I love to do and having it be so recognized and being able to perform in front of thousands of people every night (on the show) is really a blessing."
As for what audiences can expect from the tour stop at the Arena?
"You'll see a lot of the numbers you see on the TV show," Burke said, adding most dances are group numbers with a few featuring the professional dancers, including Mark Ballas, Maksim Chmerkovskly, Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo, Fabian Sanchez, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska and Karina Smirnoff.
"Dancing with the Stars the Tour" will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at the Arena, and ticket prices range from $52.50 to $225. For more information on the tour and its stars, visit www.dancingwiththestarsontour.com.
SideBar: If you go
What: "Dancing with the Stars" Tour
Where: Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth
Cost: $52.50 to $225
For more information: Visit www.dancingwiththestarsontour.com