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Ballroom: South Beach Style

In January The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park will resonate with the fast paced, exciting, and exotic sounds of music unique to South Florida when producer/director/choreographer Kevin Black’s Ballroom:  South Beach Style will run at the Willow for four performances only, from January 9th through January 11th.  Stylish and sexy, full of the Miami beat and heat, the show features intricate ballroom dancing, along with Salsa, Merengue, Rhumba, Mambo, and Jive, all accompanied by carefully selected popular music appropriate to each style and era.

Ballroom: South Beach Style has toured and thrilled audiences throughout the United States for the past three years.  These four performances are the show’s first at the Willow.  “Audiences love this show,” says Black.  “With the continued popularity of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, more and more people are aware of how difficult, yet how very entertaining this kind of production is. 

Beginning 1940s, the heyday of South Beach night life when stars like Frank, Dean, and Sammy graced the stages of large showrooms at The Fontainebleau Hotel and other popular tourist attractions, Ballroom: South Beach Style progresses chronologically, featuring music by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, KC and The Sunshine Band, Madonna, Phil Collins, Gloria Estefan, and Santana. Evoking the sounds of Miami Vice, Whitney Houston (who filmed The Bodyguard at The Fountainebleau), Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, into the 90s when Latin music crossed over to the pop chart, led by The Miami Sound Machine – the entire production is rooted in South Beach and Miami.

Singers Mimi J. and Shelley Keelor, and dancers Rome Saladino and Marina Putane, along with Teddy Talbot, Luke Stockton, Kelly Pryor, Jenny Hegarty, Andreas Lutzner, and Craig Strang are slated to participate in the production.  “Our cast is immensely talented, the music is amazing, and our costumes are gorgeous,” said Black.  “We’ve had nothing but the most positive feedback and reviews since we began.”

Ballroom: South Beach Style will run at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park from January 9th through January 11th, 2015.  The theatre is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road.  Tickets are $30, and are available at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948 or on line at  For more information about Ballroom: South Beach Style, Kevin Black, or Kevin Black Productions, please contact Kevin Black at 954-558-4446/ , or Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 /