Stamford dance duo join other champions in Westchester show
Shane and Shannon Jensen, who have been dancing together and separately for about 10 years, will join an all-star cast of champions for a Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y., Tuesday, June 25, 2013. For tickets, visit http://www.broadwaytheatre.com.
Longtime partners Anya Demidova and Andrew Begunov will be among six couples showing off their championship moves at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y., on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The pair are winners of every major Triple Crown competition and professional Rising Star event held in America, according to show organizers.
Audience favorites Dmitri and Svetlana Ostashkin of Ardsley, N.Y. are part of the lineup for Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza.
Argentine Tango team Maria Blanco and Jorge Torres will heat it up for the ballroom extravaganza to be held in Elmsford, N.Y. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Anna Kaczmarski, right, and Patryk Ploszaj perform at America's Got Talent tour at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in 2010 in Los Angeles. The couple will be performing in Elmsford, N.Y., this week. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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Anna Kaczmarski and Patryk Ploszaj, during one of their routines at America's Got Talent tour at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in 2010 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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Anna Demidova and Andrew Begunov perform during a 2010 episode of television's "Dancing with the Stars." (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images)
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Stamford residents and national champs Shannon and Shane Jensen will be among the acts at the Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y. on June 25, 2013.
If you missed them perform last year in Bridgeport, you can see why Shane and Shannon Jensen are the reigning U.S. Theater Arts Champions Shane when they join six couples at the Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza at Westchester Broadway Theatre on Tuesday.
The husband-and-wife duo, which recently relocated to Stamford from Utah, are teachers at the Metropolitan Dance Center in Stamford.
The two knew early on that they wanted to compete professionally, said Shannon Jensen during an interview last year. Beginning at about 13 years old, they both began competing separately. But it wasn’t until they both began attending Utah’s Brigham Young University, and found themselves on the same dance team, that they began working together. They graduated from the university in spring 2012.
The Jensens, who also have earned silver medals and attained finalist status in many competitions around the world, will join latin champions and 2012 World Showdance Championship bronze medalists Delyan Terziev and Boriana Deltcheva, “Dancing with the Stars” alum Anya Demidova and her partner Andrew Begunov, well-known Argentine tango team Jorge Torres and Maria Blanco, the young stars Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kacmarski who gained popular attention with their performanes on TV’s “America’s Got Talent” and Latin champions Dmitri and Svetlana Ostashkin.
The evening will showcase nearly every phase of ballroom dancing in two 50-minute acts. Tickets are $80 per person (plus tax) and include a choice of dinner entrees. Doors open and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Showtime is 8 p.m. Purchase tickets here or call 914-592-2222.