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'Dancing with the Stars' is set to take its dance steps on a North American tour

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NEW YORK — "Dancing with the Stars" is packing up its ballroom and hitting the road.

The long-running ABC competition show, which pairs celebrities with professional dancers, is launching a 33-city tour called "Dancing with the Stars: Live!"

Mark Ballas and Witney Carson are the first two official dancers to join the production, it was revealed on Monday's broadcast.

Ballas also will perform live music from his new EP "Kicking Clouds."

More announcements will be made throughout the current "Dancing" season, including celebrity participants.

The tour kicks off Dec. 27 in Niagara Falls, New York and runs through Feb. 15.

"Dancing with the Stars" is in its 19th season and airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT.


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PHOTO: FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, professional dancer Mark Ballas, from "Dancing with the Stars," arrives at the launch for Martell Caractere Cognac at The Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles. The long-running ABC competition show, which pairs celebrities with professional dancers, is launching a tour called “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” It was revealed on Monday’s broadcast on Nov. 3, 2014 that Ballas and Witney Carson are the first two official dancers to join the production. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, professional dancer Mark Ballas, from "Dancing with the Stars," arrives at the launch for Martell Caractere Cognac at The Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles. The long-running ABC competition show, which pairs celebrities with professional dancers, is launching a tour called “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” It was revealed on Monday’s broadcast on Nov. 3, 2014 that Ballas and Witney Carson are the first two official dancers to join the production. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

 

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