Burn the Floor - Kevin Clifton

Event Date: Thurs 10 June 2021 - 7.30pm

After appearing in seven series, Kevin Clifton has decided to leave Strictly Come Dancing, but the fan  favourite who made an impressive five out of seven finals since joining in 2013 winning various glitter balls, including the main show in 2018, and the Children in Need and Christmas specials in 2019, won’t be hanging up his dance shoes just yet!

Far from it in fact as Strictly’s champion siblings, Kevin and Joanne Clifton are set to do battle at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, when they star together for the first time in Burn the Floor on Friday 3 April.

Kevin has just completed a sell-out UK tour with the international dance show Burn the Floor and now he’s ready to do it all again when his sister Joanne joins the cast for the 2020 show.

Hailing from a successful dancing family – their parents Judy and Keith are former World Champions – the Clifton siblings have numerous competitive Ballroom and Latin dance accolades between them, including World Champion, British Champion, European Champion, and International Open titles. They have also both won the highly sought after glitter ball trophy on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing – Kevin in 2018 with journalist Stacey Dooley, and Joanne in 2016 with TV presenter Ore Oduba.

Having both performed around the world with Burn the Floor, and after the success of the show’s first ever UK tour, the famous siblings will get to play on their individual achievements in an ‘Anything You Can Do…’ inspired theme. And what better to way than in the world’s leading Ballroom show!

In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings the infectious and rebellious energy that Kevin and Joanne are famous for to the stage every single night

From a seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through as the audience embrace the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and are breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba.

With Kevin and Joanne headlining this electrifying production, along with lights, costumes and eclectic live music, audiences will be leaping out of their seats to join in – it’s not just a ‘feel-good’ performance, it’s a ‘feel-fantastic’ show!

“Burn The Floor is the show that ignited a spark in me and changed me forever as a performer,” says Kevin Clifton. “Through Broadway, West End and touring all over the world this show has ripped apart the rule book, revolutionised our genre and inspired and shaped me as the dancer I am today.

“In 2019 I returned ‘home’ to Burn The Floor, and I am delighted to say that in 2020 my sister Joanne will be joining me.”

Joanne Clifton adds: "I’m not competitive or anything, but being a world champion, I have a natural nose for the win, especially against my brother Kev. He’s always done everything first – he was born first, started dancing first, got on Strictly first, joined the amazing Burn the Floor first… oh wait, but I won the Strictly glitterball first, didn’t I?

“Burn the Floor? More like Scorch the Earth. Come and see the show if you want to see who the real Clifton Champion is – anything he can do, I can definitely do better!"



  • Venue: Lighthouse Poole
  • 21 Kingland Road
  • Poole
  • Dorset
  • BH15 1UG