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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
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Published September 19th 2016
Tours, Musicals & Christmas Shows Starring Strictly Dancers
Smother yourself in glitter, get out the jar of pickled walnuts and brace yourself to shout sev-errn as Strictly Come Dancing is back for a new series.

Dancers of strictly come dancing, where to see strictly stars live
Will the dancers from Strictly Come Dancing be in a city near you?


But if watching your favourite judges and glamorous dancers from the BBC1 show isn't enough, here's a list of places where you will be able to keep dancing with the stars of the show - whether it's bubbly Joanne Clifton, sultry Pasha or former dancers Flavia and Vincent.

1. Anton du Beke and Erin Boag - Swingtime tour and Christmas shows

Charming and lovable Anton du Beke and his long-time dancing partner Erin Boag are back on tour with this show Swingtime.

Anton and Erin, swingtime, strictly dancers
Anton and Erin are a class act


Erin may have left Strictly Come Dancing many years ago but she's not forgotten and still a friend of the show, watching Anton's comical partnerships each year with interest.

Anton and Erin tour with Swingtime nationwide from January 26 to April 2 in 2017 as well as putting on a special Christmas Cracker dance show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on December 21, 2016, which features carols and more to get you in the festive mood.

Swingtime will visit venues including Birmingham's Symphony Hall, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Bristol Hippodrome.

For tour and ticket details, visit the Anton and Erin website or the Royal Albert Hall for the Christmas Cracker details.

2. Joanne Clifton - Thoroughly Modern Millie

Popular dancer Joanne Clifton - sister of Kevin Clifton and sister-in-law to Karen Clifton - takes centre stage for the lead in musical Throughly Modern Millie.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joanne Clifton, theatre tour UK, where to see Strictly stars
Joanne Clifton headlines in the award-winning show Thoroughly Modern Millie


She will tour theatres nationwide in the stage version of the movie that starred Julie Andrews from January 2017 when she will visit Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and more.

Set in the 1920s, it's an all dancing, lively caper that sees Clifton play the role of Millie, who investigates mysterious female kidnappings in the 1920s and finds love along the way.

Thoroughly Modern Millie was the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway.

It's a vibrant show with fantastic dance routines - including tap dancing to match that of Astaire - that will give Joanne a chance to shine away from the shadow of Kevin and Karen. Tickets start from £17.50.

3. Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara - Remembering Fred on tour

Sexy couple Aljaz and Janette are bringing classic ballroom to theatres across the country with the Remembering Fred tour from April to June 2017.

Aljaz and Janette, remembering Fred tour, strictly come dancing stars
Remembering Fred relives the glamour of Hollywood


Remembering Fred is a celebration of the talent of Fred Astaire featuring song and dance plus a live band with singers and supporting dancers.

Aljaz and Janette will perform some of the most celebrated Hollywood dance routines to a sizzling score of American songbook classics from Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

Visiting 50 theatres nationwide, the show stops off at venues including Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre, The London Palladium, Bridgwater Hall in Manchester, Glasgow Pavilion Theatre and more.

Visit the Remembering Fred website or call 0844 844 0444 to book tickets.

4. Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace - The Last Tango

Flavia and Vincent may have left Strictly several years ago but they are still among the most popular dancers associated with the show. With both of their personal lives moving on, they have decided to perform their final production together and it concludes with a run in London's West End from September to December 2016.

Flavia and Vincent , the last tango, Phoenix theatre, London,
Flavia and Vincent say a final farewell in The Last Tango


The Last Tango is an emotive, stunning farewell show from the one-time Argentine Tango champions who have danced together for 20 years.

You can catch Flavia and Vincent for the final time at London's Phoenix Theatre until December 3. Tickets cost from £18.50 to £75 from the theatre website.

5. Brendan Cole - All Night Long theatre tour

The bad boy of Strictly will be touring from January to April 2017 with his new show All Night Long. It features Brendan alongside guest dancers, a 14 piece band and singers live on stage.

Brendan cole, all night long, theatre tour, strictly come dancing star
Will you be up all night long with Brendan Cole?


Boasting "superb choreography, stunning lighting and amazing special effects", expect a high quality show from this perfectionist.

The show follows on from Cole's previous sell out theatre shows Live & Unjudged, Licence To Thrill and A Night To Remember. It will visit venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic, Oxford New Theatre, Wolverhampton Grand and Manchester's Palace Theatre.

For tickets, visit the All Night Long website.

6. Pasha Kovalev - Let's Dance The Night Away

Siberian-born Pasha Kovalev specialises in Ballroom and Latin dance and shows them off in this new production.

Let's dance the night away, pasha tour, strictly come dancing stars
Dance the night away with brooding Pasha


The brooding dancer, who found love with Rachel Riley, will be performing with professional Anya Garnis, who starred in the American version of Strictly - Dancing With The Stars.

Pasha will be touring from March to May 2017 with some of the stop-offs including Redditch Palace Theatre, Malvern Festival Theatre, The Core Theatre in Solihull and Harlequin Theatre in Redhill. See Pasha's website for full details of the tour.

7. Robin Windsor with special Strictly guests including Louis Smith and Jay and Aliona - Keep Dancing

Former Strictly dancer Robin Windsor is touring with his own show - Keep Dancing - from September to December 2016. Not only are there some show-stopping routines but he has also got some of his Strictly pals to join him along the way.

Keep Dancing, Robin Windsor, see Strictly stars on tour, Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Robin Windsor brings the glamour of the ballroom dancing world to life in Keep Dancing.


The Keep Dancing show is touring theatres up and down the country including Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre, The Palace Theatre in Manchester and the New Wimbledon Theatre in London.

Special guests vary per show but include winners Louis Smith and Jay McGuinness (with dance partner Aliona) so check out the programme for your nearest venue.Tickets start from £17.90.

8. Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe - Somewhere In Time

The tallest pairing among the Strictly dancers, Ian and Natalie bring grace and elegance to the dancefloor. Their latest tour Somewhere In Time will be on the road from March 10 to June 11.

Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe, strictly dancers on tour
Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe make an elegant pairing


They visit the length and breadth of the country from Epsom and Horsham to Redruth, Coventry, Glasgow, Belfast and more . The show is set to be a masterclass in ballroom refinement and chic.

For full tour dates and ticket information, visit the dancers' website.


9. Craig Revel Horwood - Sister Act

Well, it's not seeing Craig himself on stage (he did that last year with Annie and has pledged to take a break and do work behind the scenes for a while) but he has produced and choreographed this new production of Sister Act.

Sister Act, Craig Revel Horwood, UK Tour, where to see stars of Strictly
Will Craig Revel Horwood be dropping in on Sister Act during its UK tour?


Touring the country at the moment and starring Alexandra Burke, don't be surprised if Craig pops up at a few opening nights here and there to check in on the show.

There's an essence of Craig's wit and style in this musical version of Sister Act.

The show is touring cities regions like Malvern, Cornwall, Cambridge and Belfast until December 17 and you can read more on where it is touring at this preview page.


10. Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour!

The Live Tour always offers fans the chance to relive the competition formula and moments of the 2016 series while also having a say in who wins on the night.

strictly come dancing the live tour 2017 January, Birmingham Barclaycard arena
Strictly Come Dancing the Live Tour is on its 10th year


This year's tour is even more special as it is the 10th anniversary tour.

It will feature a selection of the show's favourite contestants, dancers and of course judges durin January and February 2017 in arenas across the country including Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Other cities will be Manchester, London and Glasgow, so keep up to date with news on the Strictly Come Dancing Live! website for when tickets are on sale.

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When: From September 2016
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