Dance fans filled Star Plaza Theatre last weekend for a hot new show performed by some of television's most popular dancers.
"Dancing with the Stars Live!: Hot Summer Nights" proved a hit with Northwest Indiana audiences as fans cheered on the troupe of dancers throughout the entire show.
The dance concert starred some of the television show's top dancers along with celebrity dancer Heather Morris of "Glee" fame. Morris stepped in for "Dancing with the Stars" current celebrity winner Rashad Jennings, who took the month of July off from the tour.
Pro dancers starring on the Hot Summer Nights Tour were Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Linday Arnold, Hayley Erbert, Gleb Savchenko, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten and Britt Stewart.
"Dancing with the Stars Live!" has visited Star Plaza Theatre in the past and also has made Chicago tour stops in previous years.
This season's show featured a good mix of dance styles, colorful sets, bright lighting and attractive costumes.
While the winter tour of "Dancing with the Stars Live!" featured segments where fans were allowed to get to know the dancers better through various video clips, the current show is really more about showing the sheer fun and beauty of dance. The show moved at a rapid pace, showcasing one dance number after another.
There were various segments where the dancers talked to the audience and even a segment where performer Farber went out into the audience to choose a fan to bring up on stage for a short dance.
Among highlighted performances by the troupe were a light-hearted number to "I'm A Girl Watcher;" a hot group Latin dance to "Despacito/Bailar"; and the spicy tango by Burgess and Bersten to "Roxanne."
To learn more about the "Dancing with the Stars Live!" show, visit dwtstour.com.