The Costa Rica version is an adpation of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing
The Costa Rica version is an adpation of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing

(CONFIDENTIAL) Dancing With The Stars Costa Rica is a dance reality show produced and broadcast by local television station Teletica, is the Tico adaption of the British television series Strictly Come Dancing.

Costa Rica becomes the 49th country to adapt the format and second in Central America after Panama. Teletica purchased the franchise in February 2014, with the first show airing in August of that year. The current season (third) began on September 11.

The format of the show consists of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each season 10 couples perform predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple with the least combined points of judges and audience is eliminated. The couples stay together throughout the season until they are eliminated. Professional dancers can appear in multiple seasons and with a different celebrity partner.

Dancing with the starts airs every Sunday night at 7:00pm on channel 7 and Cabletica’s HD channel 86.

This season’s celebrities include Jale Berahimi, Alejandra Portillo, Karina Ramos and Glenda Peraza. Co-hosting the third season are Randall Vargas and Shirley Álvarez.

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