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Photos: Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas celebrate birthdays at Tao, Tao Beach, Marquee


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Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas celebrate their birthdays at Tao Beach on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in the Venetian.

Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas Birthdays at Tao Beach

Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke celebrate their birthdays at Tao Beach on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in the Venetian. Launch slideshow »

Las Vegas was seeing stars — “Dancing With the Stars” stars — over the weekend.

On Friday night, “DWTS” pro dancers Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas and Sharna Burgess dined at Tao in the Venetian with friends in celebration of Burke and Ballas’ birthdays (say that 10 times fast … OK, it’s actually fairly easy).

The group toasted to the birthday girl and boy and enjoyed signature dishes included satay of Chilean sea bass. They later made their way upstairs to the nightclub, where they continued the party.

The group also stopped by sister hotspot Marquee Nightclub in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to enjoy DJ Chuckie’s set from a VIP table.

On Saturday afternoon, Burke hosted her belated 30th birthday at Tao Beach (she turned The Big 3-0 on May 3). The newly slimmed-down Burke arrived on the red carpet looking stunning in a teal bikini with a white lace cover-up. Ballas, Burgess and Burke’s younger sister, Nicole, joined her at the dayclub.

Burke and the large group of friends that included choreographer Bobby Newberry took over the grand cabana overlooking the entire poolside party. Shortly after, Burke and Ballas, who sported a tank top to show off his tattoos and guns, were presented with custom three-tier birthday cakes.

Ballas’ cake included the words “Get My Name” to commemorate his recent single; he turned 28 on May 24. The birthday girl happily posed for photographs with fans and also was seen snapping several shots of her friends and during the afternoon.

Also at Tao Beach enjoying the sounds of DJ Eric D-Lux: comedian Pauly Shore — chillin’ with the weasel! Thanks to Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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