BU’s Celebrity Artist Series to present ballroom with a twist

BLOOMSBURG – TV shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So, You Think You Can Dance?” are consistent ratings favorites with viewers.

Ballroom with a Twist, a Broadway-style adaptation of these shows directed and choreographed by Louis van Amstel of “Dancing with the Stars,” will be featured at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Ballroom with a Twist pushes the boundaries of ballroom dance with the latest Broadway styles featuring professional international dancers and hit songs by several “American Idol” finalists.

The show will highlight van Amstel’s choreography including two soon-to-be-announced professional dancers from “Dancing with the Stars,” two finalists from “So, You Think You Can Dance?” and two finalists from “American Idol.”

Twelve-time dance champion and Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel is best known for his eight turns on “Dancing with the Stars,” partnered with celebrities such as Kendra Wilkinson, Margaret Cho and Kelly Osbourne.