THE Dance to the Music UK Tour 2020 will waltz onto the stage next year. Hitting the road in the New Year, with a date in Darlington in February, the tour will be curated, choreographed and performed by Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kristina Rihanoff.

She will be joined by singing host Jake Quickenden – the former Dancing on Ice winner, X Factor star and Hollyoaks newcomer. In addition, the show will include performances from South African National Champions and Dancing with the Stars professionals Marcella Solimeo and Dylan Daniels and other world-renowned professional dancers.

The cast have been working closely with Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools across the country, enabling local talent aged four to 18 to take part in most of the shows.

Kristina says: “We are extremely proud to be supporting young local dancers and offering them the chance to perform on stage in front of a live audience. Nurturing fresh talent is extremely important to us as a team, and this show could offer life-changing opportunities to many youngsters.”

Dance to the Music portrays the evolution of dance through musical eras and genres. Starting with the roaring ‘20s and the arrival of Charleston and tap, the tour will showcase 15 dance styles through every decade. The spotlight will shine on the Lindy hop, jitterbug, rock’n’roll, hustle, funk, disco, breakdancing, street, hip-hop, contemporary ballet, salsa and Argentine Tango., before bringing the audience up to date with modern-day ballroom and Latin.

Kristina adds: “This show will have something for everyone. Whether you’re a lifelong ballroom-dancer, a total novice or you love watching TV shows like Strictly as a family, this is going to bring dance to life in a totally unique way. Expect a riot of music, colour and incredible movement, which will take you on a remarkable and immersive journey.

“Dance To The Music is an ultimate family show there is something for everyone. You will be dancing in your seats to your favourite music hits whatever the age you are!”

  • Dance to the Music, Darlington Hippodrome, Friday, February 28 2020. Go to or contact 01325 405405 for tickets.