‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2011: the major stage upgrade

Get ready for some changes!

When “Dancing with the Stars” premieres its upcoming 13th season on September 19, we are going to see more than just a crop of new celebrities — we are also going to have the opportunity to see an all-new ballroom.

According to new reports, the entire stage for the hit ABC is getting a massive upgrade, and is going to include some of the following changes:

-There will be more in the way of balcony seating, which works in contrast to some of the more traditional bleacher seating the show has utilized in recent years.

-The dance floor is now going to be an elevated platform, which should give audiences a better look at the footwork.

-The famous staircase at the front of the stage is now going to also have the ability to split into halves, thus exposing the entire orchestra pit.

Now, we only have one other major part of the equation to look forward to — the grand announcement of the fall 2011 cast, which will occur during the August 29 episode of “Bachelor Pad.”

What do you think about these potential changes to the set?

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