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Dancing with the Stars tour

7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14. Scottrade Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue).


From the moment A.C. Slater wooed Jessie Spano by performing a pas-de-deux in pink spandex on Saved by the Bell, it was obvious that Mario López had a career ahead of him as a C-list star/dancer. This prophecy ruled the latest installment of Dancing with the Stars, as America watched seven performers' transformations from C-list ducks to Swan Lake beauties with alarming fanaticism (with López as the front-runner to out-sashay former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith). Though the latter won in a pirouette-upset, the earnest DWTS audience can prolong its dancin'-celeb love affair with the Dancing with the Stars tour. Neither López nor Smith joined this trek, but it does feature a slew of celebrities from all three seasons: ex-boy-banders Joey McIntyre and Drew Lachey, actor/pop-star-wannabe Joey Lawrence, and married couple Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, along with professional dancers from Season 2 (Cheryl Burke, Louis van Amstel) and Season 3 (Edyta Sliwinska, Kym Johnson, alleged López-love Karina Smirnoff).