“Burn the Floor” at Pantages Theatre

Burn the Floor

Pantages Theatre


They didn’t burn the floor, they cooked it into ashes! With a surprising entrance, the 20 dancers were in sync and had a rollicking good time, which meant the audience, had a great time. The best part, actually there are no bad parts, was when the dancers walked down to the audience and continued dancing. An eclectic mixture of ballroom dancing, similar to the kind seen on Dancing with the Stars, only superior and way better polished.  The most applauded couple were Kevin Clifton and Giselle Peacock. Clifton looked good in tight pants and open shirt while the 5” standing Peacock was a ball of energy. They never missed a beat.  They were both edgy and fantastic to watch.


Blessed with fit bodies, the women wore form-fitting dresses that showed off a toned physique. The men, built just as well, wore unbuttoned shirts to expose their chiseled form. You have to be fit in order to do all the flips, turns and twists and climbing on each top of one another. There’s nothing sexier than watching sexy well-toned bodies flying and flipping and turning around, while simultaneously holding a pose to create magnanimous finish. It almost makes you want to hit the gym.  The dancers weren’t the only excitement. Vocalist Vonzell “Baby V” Solomon served as a musical guide using her honey warmed voice to steer the dancers. The drummers also served to lead them on track.

Karen Hauer is tall glass of cool lemonade. Her movements are quick, short and awe-inspiring. She is the doppelganger of Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussy Cat Dolls. Things become a little bit heated as the two groups divide into men versus women. Everyone is beyond limber and moves extremely well.


It’s clearly obvious that everyone is having a great time.  The limitless passion and verve is a testament to their great dancing ability.   There are having fun, they joke and smile and made the audience feel their heat. It’s nothing you ever seen before. If you’re not energized when you come in, you too will be dancing down the aisle when it’s over.

Burn the Floor runs until Sunday, May 8, Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and at 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theatre located at 6223 Hollywood Blvd., Tickets are available at www.broadwayla.org or by phone at (323) 468-1770

Marianne Moro has written for dozens of magazines, websites and small press zines including "Earcandy", "Cover", "Unpop", "Perfect Sound Forever", "Rock Confidential" and "Sleazegrinder". Her past “day jobs” in the entertainment industry included stints with "Mix Magazine", "Bourne Music" and "BoxOffice". She also writes fiction, poetry and entertainment reviews under the pen name Jade Blackmore.