‘Dancing With The Stars’ 2023 Tour: See Our Review!

Dancing With The Stars 2023 tour from Gabby Windey, Instagram

The Dancing With The Stars 2023 tour is now making its way across the country. From now until the end of the show’s run in March, fans can catch some of the Season 31 contestants and pros in action.

I had the chance to see the show when it came through Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 30. It was definitely a show to remember! The touring cast was a bit smaller than it has been in previous years. But even so, there’s still a lot to enjoy about the show. Long-time DWTS fanatics and new fans alike will all have a great time.

This year’s Dancing With The Stars tour brings a lot of fun and excitement to the stage

This year’s celebrity guests feature Season 31 contestants Gabby Windey, Daniel Durant, Charli D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, and Vinny Guadagnino for select performances. Gabby was the only one performing at the Grand Rapids show, but she did an amazing job.

This year, Gabby is co-hosting the show alongside pro dancer Emma Slater. The women clearly spent a lot of time together coming up with funny little bits, which kept the show moving in between bigger numbers. All the quirkiness and sass Gabby Windey displays onscreen also work out well on the stage.

Dancing With The Stars 2023 tour, Emma Slater and Gabby Windey. Photo by Nikole Behrens
DWTS 2023 Tour/Nikole Behrens

Gabby performed in a handful of group numbers, but the pro dancers were largely the ones showing off their dance moves. Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov are expecting their first child and chose to sit out this year. I truly missed seeing them perform! However, the rest of the pros had plenty of memorable moments.

At one point in the show, the pros were acting out a skit that showed audience members what a ballroom competition in Blackpool would look like. Brandon Armstrong and Alexis Warr pretended to be a couple, with Alexis storming off at one point. So Brandon climbed into the audience and started searching for a new partner. He selected a short, little old woman from the front row to join him on stage.

Front row tickets are generally sold as part of the VIP package, so this woman was probably ecstatic to get the opportunity to dance with Brandon. The audience went wild and it was a lot of fun to watch.

With the ongoing DWTS baby boom, it’s entirely likely that several of the women pros won’t be back in the fall. And after watching Alexis Warr perform, I will be incredibly shocked if the producers don’t ask her to be a full-time pro in the fall. She’s also the reigning So You Think You Can Dance champion and it’s not hard at all to see why.

Fans will have fun watching the show and will learn something too

The DWTS tour is always fun to watch, but it’s also a one-of-a-kind educational experience too.

Dancing With The Stars Tour 2023, photo by Nikole Behrens
DWTS 2023 Tour/Nikole Behrens

This year, my husband accompanied me to the performance. I’ve learned quite a bit about competitive ballroom dance from covering Dancing With The Stars for the past few years, but he didn’t know much about it at all. This year, the performers took time to explain and demonstrate different styles to the audience members.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent years watching DWTS or are brand new to the show. There’s something to learn and enjoy for everyone.

Be sure to check out the official Dancing With The Stars tour website to see the list of remaining performances for the year and secure tickets. It’s definitely a performance you won’t want to miss!

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