How to Get "Dancing with the Stars" Tickets for the TV Show and Tour

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Don't settle for reenactments; get your tickets for the real

How would you like to see "Dancing with the Stars" live? Well, you can. All you have to do is decide whether you want to attend the TV show taping or the live tour. You'll need to get tickets, though, so here are some tips and tricks for helping you get the tickets you want for the venue you want. With a little luck, you could be well on your way to seeing your favorite cast live.

Get free tickets to the TV taping. If you live near, or will be in, the Hollywood area during the taping season, you can apply for tickets to see ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to request tickets via the waitlist at the website for On Camera Audiences. TV show tickets are non-transferrable, so you cannot sell them -- or buy them -- from someone else. The tickets are extremely limited, so the sooner you put your request in, the better!

If you don't live near Hollywood or if you prefer seeing the "Dancing with the Stars tour, purchase tickets via an online ticket broker. Tour dates and performers are confirmed close to the end of the TV show season, but once they go on sale, the tour dates will sell out quickly! You can sign up to receive email notifications for when tickets go on sale. (See Resources.)

Visit ticket resell sites. What if you try to buy tickets, and they're sold out? You can still browse for tickets on websites that feature tickets for sale by individuals. You can expect to pay a premium for tickets, though, due to high demand -- but you can also expect to find seats close to the stage, which means you'll be able to see your favorite performers from "Dancing with the Stars" live and up-close!

Check the classifieds and online classified sites. If people have tickets that they now can't use, they might be willing to sell them at a reasonable price (maybe even at cost).

Tip

If you plan on purchasing tour tickets, be sure that you're dealing with a reputable seller.