Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard has promised fans same-sex dance routines when he heads out on his solo tour later this year.
The 24-year-old ballroom dancer will headline theatres across the UK in March as part of his Get On The Floor! nationwide tour, which has been described as a “high voltage dance celebration”.
AJ has teased what audiences can expect from the show, including routines that will involve just two guys dancing together.
“I’ll be dancing specifically with a ballroom Latin partner but there’ll be everything from street dance, tap, commercial, contemporary… lots of stuff you might not see on Strictly,” AJ told the MailOnline.
“I want it to be challenging to me, too. I am not an expert in all types of dance. And I will definitely be mixing.
“With dance you definitely want to see a classic waltz, for example, with a male and female. It’s traditional. But we will be doing a guys’ section. Because it’s not about gender. It’s about movement to music.
“And it’s very powerful to see two guys creating a strong impact doing a Stomp The Yard-type routine. It’s about creating art on a floor.
“Sometimes it’s more powerful to see that than watching a guy and a girl dance.”
AJ was part of Strictly Come Dancing’s first ever same-sex routine last year, when he performed with dance partner Gorka Marquez during an opening segment for the results show.
It saw the BBC show’s first foray into experimenting with same-sex dance partners in the competition, following years of discussion around whether LGBTQ contestants should be given the opportunity to dance with someone of the same sex.
Meanwhile, AJ Pritchard’s Get On The Floor! UK tour will start on 3 March at Grimsby Auditorium.
For full dates and to get your tickets, you can visit the official website here.