Shane & Shannon Jensen and More Join BALLROOM DANCESPORT EXTRAVAGANZA at WBT Tonight
Shane & Shannon Jensen, one of the world's most spectacular ballroom dance teams, are part of the new generation of American ballroom dancers who have created a unique partnership that has won them prominence throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
The Jensens will be one among six world renown couples who will perform in the Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza show scheduled at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford this evening June 25.
The show highlights almost every phase of ballroom dancing in showcase presentations and includes one of the world's greatest Argentine Tango teams. The Jensens are the reigning U.S. Theater Arts Champions, Silver medalists in the "open-to-the-world professional cabaret championship and grand finalists in numerous major Latin dance competitions. By special invitation they will perform this year in Blackpool, England, the world's most prestigious ballroom event.
Originally from Provo, Utah, Shane and Shannon met while attending Brigham Young University where they were members of that University's undefeated formation team with whom they toured five countries in Europe. Shane, who is a year older than Shannon had been a missionary in Mexico before returning to school where he teamed with Shannon as sophomores and married.
When not traveling for shows and competitions the Jensens teach at the Metropolitan Dance Center in Stamford, CT where they are extremely popular. Shane's masculine look and rhythmical feel, combined with Shannon's feminine, beautiful lines, have created a unique partnership, which has enabled this talented couple to become audience favorites.
Westchester Broadway Theatre audiences will also thrill to World Cup Latin Champions Delyan Terziev and Boriana Deltcheva, Anya Demidova, winner of the Professional Ballroom title contested on the hit ABC-TV show "Dancing With The Stars", with her partner Andrew Begunov, 15-year-old World 10-Dance Champions Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski.
Returning, are Eastern European Latin Champions Dmitri and Svetlana Ostashkin, also winners of most major competitions in America and owners and teachers of New York Dance Center in nearby Ardsley, NY.
Also, there is no greater Argentine Tango team than Jorge Torres and Maria Blanco. Torres occupied the "Captain of the Dancers" role in Broadway's "Forever Tango" for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for best choreography of a show. Blanco recently produced the now touring show, "What A Woman Wants From a Man in Tango".
Doors Open/Dinner 6:00 PM Showtime is 8:00 PM. $80 Per Person Plus Tax. Ticket includes a complete served meal. For further information or to make reservations contact the box office at (914) 592-2222. Tickets can also be ordered online at www.broadwaytheatre.com.
Pictured: Shane & Shannon Jensen. Photo Credit: Robert Beslove.