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Fundraising Tips for your Next WCV Adventure

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Oct 17, 2019, 3:19:00 PM

Are you planning on traveling with World Class Vacations for a class trip, dance, or culinary event? If you plan on fundraising to help offset some of the costs, here are a few tips and tricks:

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Topics: Fundraising

Celebrity Spotlight: Corbin Bleu

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Oct 3, 2019, 5:54:00 PM

Corbin Bleu is coming to the 'Big Apple'! The Broadway and movie star joined us in New York City for Dance The World Broadway in 2019 and will be back in 2020!

Corbin began appearing on television at the age of two in television commercials. At this young age, he discovered his love for dance when he started taking jazz and ballet classes. Corbin's acting career began after his family moved to Los Angeles and he landed a recurring role on the television series High Incident. From then, Bleu landed multiple small roles in several feature films. Throughout this time Corbin continued to dance. He later became one of the first students at Debbie Allen Dance Academy and eventually attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theater major. Corbin landed his first lead role in Catch That Kid. Corbin rose to stardom after he landed a major role in the hit Disney High School Musical film series. Corbin Bleu joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars for show's seventeenth season. 

Corbin returned to his theatre roots after being cast in the Broadway show In the Heights. Corbin continued to star in Broadway shows like Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical and most recently Kiss Me, Kate. 

During Dance The World Broadway Corbin will host each Times Square Performance, teach a masterclass workshop, and take group photos with each dance studio. We're excited to have Corbin Bleu back with us for Dance The World Broadway.

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Topics: Celebrity Appearances, Dance The World Broadway, Corbin Bleu

Which National Dance Competition to Choose?

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Sep 19, 2019, 3:22:09 PM

World Dance Competition is truly a competition like no other! Our competition sets itself apart from the rest by taking place at the Walt Disney World® Resort, one of the world's top vacation destinations! Our competition also includes parade performances, celebrity judges, workshops and more! There are over 150 dance competitions to chose from in the United States. Here are a few questions to consider when deciding on which national dance competition to attend.

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Topics: Celebrity Appearances, Sharna Burgess, The World Dance Competition, Geo Hubela

Celebrity Spotlight: Sharna Burgess

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Sep 5, 2019, 5:14:00 PM

Sharna Burgess from Dancing with the Stars on ABC will be joining us for the Dance The World and World Dance Competition events at the Walt Disney World® Resort in 2020.

A native Australian based out of Los Angeles, Sharna Burgess, is a creator, storyteller, choreographer and all-around performer whose work spans theater, film, Broadway, and television.

Burgess began dancing at only five years old. At this young age, she started to train in ballet, jazz, and gymnastics. She began to study ballroom dance at the age of eight. She was chosen to represent Australia at the World Championships in both the Standard and Latin styles and performed in the 2000 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony at only 15 years old. 

Once she turned 18, Sharna moved to London where she collected numerous titles and appeared on a UK tour with the show Simply Ballroom. After appearing on Simply Ballroom Sharna toured with Burn the Floor for the next six years and was also apart of the cast once the show moved to Broadway. Sharna Burgess' first television appearances were on the Australian Dancing with the Stars (took out the comma) and So You Think You Can Dance in Belgium and the Netherlands. She joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars on ABC as a troupe member for season 13 in 2011. She also assisted So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Jason Gilkison on both the Australian and American versions of the show. She remained on the Dancing with the Stars troupe until the end of season 15 and became a regular pro on season 16 of the show. While on Dancing with the Stars, her popularity rose very quickly becoming a regular finalist and fan favorite. In 2018, Sharna won her first Mirror Ball Trophy with partner Bobby Bones. In 2019 Sharna joined the judges' panel for Dance with the Stars Australia.

During Dance The World Sharna will warm-up performers at rehearsals, teach a masterclass workshop, and perform at the gala. During World Dance Competition, Sharna will help judge the competition alongside Geo Hubela and David Houde, host a masterclass workshop, and perform at the gala dinner event and awards ceremony.

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Topics: Dance The World, Celebrity Appearances, Sharna Burgess, The World Dance Competition

Cook Around The World 2020 Celebrity Chef is...

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Aug 23, 2019, 11:39:12 AM

Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli will join us in 2020 for Cook Around The World! We are so excited to have this renowned chef as our celebrity guest. 

Alex Guarnaschelli grew up in New York City, where she found her love of food at an early age. Her mother was a cookbook editor, and her father is an Italian and Chinese cooking enthusiast. After graduating from Barnard College, Alex began to explore her culinary interests and began working under the acclaimed American chef, Larry Forgione. After being encouraged by her mentor, Alex moved to Burgundy, France, to do a work-study at La Varenne Culinary School. Alex then moved to Paris and began a four-day "stage" at Guy Savory. This four-day "stage" turned into four years. After her four years at Guy Savory, Alex became a sous chef a La Butte Chaillot. After working and living in France for seven years, Alex decided to return home to New York, where she joined Daniel Boulud at his restaurant, Daniel. Alex then became a sous chef at the Manhattan standard. Alex then moved to Los Angeles to join Joachim Splichal's Patina Group, where she worked at the acclaimed Patina, a restaurant on Melrose in West Hollywood. In 2003 Alex became the executive chef at Butter Restaurant in New York City.

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Celebrity Appearances, Alex Guarnaschelli

Dance The World Broadway 2019 was a HUGE success!

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Aug 5, 2019, 2:31:00 PM

Our second annual Dance The World Broadway event was an even bigger success than last year! Thank you for joining us underneath the city lights in Times Square!

During Dance The World Broadway, performers had the opportunity to dance on a Broadway stage, perform in the middle of Times Square, take celebrity masterclasses and Disney workshops! Many families opted to culminate the event with an NYC skyline dinner/dance cruise. 

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Topics: New York City, Dance The World Broadway

What to Know Before You Go: Dance The World Broadway

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Jul 22, 2019, 4:47:00 PM

We are just days away from dance studios making their Broadway debut in New York City! Here are a few reminders to consider before leaving your hometown for the big apple:

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Topics: New York City, Dance The World Broadway

Thank You DTW & WDC 2019

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Jul 11, 2019, 3:44:21 PM

Thank you for attending Dance The World and World Dance Competition this summer at the Walt Disney World® Resort! It was an incredible three weeks at the most magical place on Earth! We hope we were able to make all of your dreams come true!

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Topics: Dance The World, The World Dance Competition, Geo Hubela, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber

Dance The World 2019... So far

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Jul 1, 2019, 3:21:00 PM

We are currently having a blast at Dance The World 2019! Performers from around the world joined us at the Walt Disney World Resort! Here is everything that has been happening so far:

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Topics: Dance The World

What to Know Before You Go: Dance The World & World Dance Competition

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Jun 13, 2019, 7:18:00 PM

Dance The World and World Dance Competition will be here before you know you it. We are just a few weeks away from our events at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Here's a few things to keep in mind before and during your trip to the most magical place on Earth!

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Topics: Dance The World, The World Dance Competition, Walt Disney World