jakub | February 17, 2024

Dancing With The Stars, Live in Indianapolis, Review and Photos – Onstage Magazine.com


The stars were shining bright in Indianapolis last night, but none more so than the dazzling dancers of the Dancing With the Stars 2024 tour. The show, hosted by the charming Emma Slater, featured some of the more memorable routines from the hit TV series, as well as some new surprises that delighted the audience.  This sold-out performance at the Murat Theatre at Old National Cener in Indianapolis, Indiana was highly anticipated by local fans, and they voiced their elation over seeing their favorite dancers in person.

Emma Slater
File Photo: Emma Slater gives a brief preview of the show, while walking up the stairs during the first 30 seconds of the show. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/ Onstage Media Group)

Featuring professional dancers Alan Bersten, Britt Stewart, Brandon Armstrong, Daniella Karagach, Gleb Savchenko, Pasha Pashkov, Rylee Arnold and Artem Chigvintsev, along with special celebrity guest star Charity Lawson, who was a finalist on this season’s DWTS show with her pro partner Artem.  

Rylee Arnold and Brandon Armstrong
File Photo: Rylee Arnold and Brandon Armstrong of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev
File Photo: Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Britt Stewart and Alan Bersten
File Photo: Britt Stewart and Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)

The show started with a spectacular group number set to Rosemary Clooney’s rendition of “Sway” bellowing from the speakers to get everyone in the mood for what was to come over the next two hours. While the show’s central focus was on the exceptional dance performances, they also kept everything varied throughout to keep the audience engaged. A wide range of music was used from both vintage and modern eras, and the dancing style and tempo would change along with each song. During a break in the music, Emma interviewed Charity Lawson about her time on Dancing with the Stars.

Artem Chigvintsev and Charity Lawson
File Photo: Artem Chigvintsev and Charity Lawson of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Rylee Arnold and Alan Bersten
File Photo: Rylee Arnold and Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Emma Slater and Pasha Pashkov
File Photo: Emma Slater and Pasha Pashkov of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)

The show was a perfect balance of fun and emotion, with each dancer getting a chance to showcase their own style. Especially notable was Artem and Charity’s performance of a fiery paso doble.

This writer’s favorite was the Tango beautifully performed by Pasha and Daniella showing their emotional connectivity and demonstrating the tension of love, passion and seduction.

Emma Slater and Pasha Pashkov
File Photo: Emma Slater and Pasha Pashkov of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Ensemble Cast
File Photo: An Ensemble Cast of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Rylee Arnold and Alan Bersten
File Photo: Rylee Arnold and Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)

The music was diverse, including Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, Many Are Stars I see, But in My Eye No Star Like Thee by Ursine Vulpine and Annaca, a song by John Mayer, and The Promise by Tracy Chapman.

Brandon Armstrong and Britt Stewart
File Photo: Brandon Armstrong and Britt Stewart of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Gleb Savchenko and Rylee Arnold
File Photo: Gleb Savchenko and Rylee Arnold of Dancing with the Stars perform in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Emma Slater
File Photo: Emma Slater of Dancing with the Stars performs in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)

The show also had some interactive elements, such as a hilarious Match game parody where an audience member provided howls of laughter from the crowd.

At the final dance, the crowd rose for a standing ovation and cheered for more. The dancers took their final bows and thanked the fans for their support and love.

Emma Slater, Artem Chigvintsev, Rylee Arnold and Alan Bersten
File Photo: Emma Slater, Artem Chigvintsev, Rylee Arnold and Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars performs in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)
Daniella Karakach, Britt Stewart and Emma Slater
File Photo: Daniella Karakach, Britt Stewart and Emma Slater and Alan Bersten of Dancing with the Stars performs in Indianapolis, Feb. 14, 2024. (Photo Credit: Larry Philpot/Onstage Media Group)

The Dancing With the Stars 2024 tour was a night to remember for anyone who loves dance and entertainment. It was a showcase of talent, passion and joy that left everyone feeling inspired and happy. If you have a chance to catch this tour in your city, don’t miss it. It’s a must-see for any DWTS fan.





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