ABC ANNOUNCES "DANCING WITH THE STARS" MIRRORBALL TROPHY TOUR, ON "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"
"GMA" Shake It and Dance Mirror Ball Tour Contest" Kicks-Off
The Mirrorball Trophy is Traveling Across the Country from New York to Los Angeles with
Stops in Boston, Chicago and Houston
Past Celebrity Dancers Will Visit the Mirrorball Along the Tour Where Fans Can Enter to Win a
Pair of Tickets to the "Dancing with the Stars" Premiere on September 15th
"Good Morning America" host and "Dancing with the Stars" alum Cameron Mathison will be traveling with the "Dancing with the Stars" Mirrorball Trophy across the country as it makes its way from Times Square to the "DWTS" Ballroom in Los Angeles. The tour starts in Times Square in New York City on September 4th when the new celebrity cast is revealed live on "GMA." The trophy will then travel across America making stops in several cities. Fans are invited to visit the Mirrorball Trophy along the tour where they can see a past "Dancing with the Stars" contestant.
Additionally, "GMA's Shake It and Dance Mirror Ball Tour Contest" kicks off next week and lucky viewers can enter to win a trip for two to attend the "Dancing With the Stars" premiere in Los Angeles on September 15. The contest begins in Boston (Monday, Sept. 8), then Chicago (Tuesday, Sept. 9) and finally Houston (Wednesday, Sept. 10). In each city, there will be a ballroom-themed dance party for 300 people. Students and instructors from Arthur Murray will teach the audience a 30 to 45 second routine using various ballroom techniques. Three audience members at each venue will be randomly selected from the audience to compete--recreating the dance routine they were taught live on the air. A former "DWTS" celebrity contestant will judge their dance moves and pick a winner in each city. Celebrity guests include Gold-medal Olympic winner Aly Raisman, reigning "Dancing with the Stars" champion Meryl Davis and Mirrorball holder J.R. Martinez.
irrorball Trophy Tour Schedule:
Thursday, September 4: New York City
Celebrity Guest: The Full "Dancing with the Stars" Season 19 Casts
Location: Times Square on "Good Morning America"
Monday, September 8: Boston
Celebrity Guest: Aly Raisman
Location: Quincy Market
Tuesday, September 9: Chicago
Celebrity Guest: Meryl Davis
Location: Park Grill
Wednesday, September 10: Houston
Celebrity Guest: J.R. Martinez
Location: Discovery Green Park
Hosted by Emmy(R) Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman, dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy(R)-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough. The thirteen professional dancers teaching the celebrity cast how to bring heat to the dance floor this season are Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Karina Smirnoff.
"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming "Criminal Justice" (HBO) and "Intruders" (BBC AMERICA) as well as "Getting On" (HBO), "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (TLC) and the cultural phenomenon, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC).
About "Good Morning America"
Emmy Award-winning "Good Morning America" is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Amy Robach is the news anchor, Lara Spencer is lifestyle anchor and Ginger Zee is senior meteorologist. Tom Cibrowski is the senior executive producer. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.