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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

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

Celebrity Spotlight: Sasha Farber

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Sep 20, 2018 6:00:00 PM

 

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Topics: Dance The World, Celebrity Appearances, The World Dance Competition, Walt Disney World, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber

Celebrity Spotlight: Emma Slater

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Aug 30, 2018 5:21:00 PM

 

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Topics: Dance The World, Celebrity Appearances, The World Dance Competition, Walt Disney World, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber

Thank You from Dance The World!

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Jul 13, 2018 8:24:39 PM

Our Dance The World team would like to congratulate all of the directors, families, instructors, and performers for a job well done at Dance The World 2018! It was a pleasure meeting everyone and seeing everyone's hard work come to life over the past three weeks! This event would not be possible if it were not for you and your hard work! Thank You!

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Topics: Dance The World, Walt Disney World

Staff Spotlight Feature: Meet Our Sales Team!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Feb 15, 2018 11:25:47 AM

While the majority of the World Class Vacations office is preparing for their 2018 events, the WCV Sales team has their sights set on the future – for 2019 that is! For this Staff Spotlight Feature, we sat down with our Sales team – Terry, Amanda, and Danielle – who are a key element in the World Class Vacations operation. They work hard each and every day to spread the word about World Class Vacations and the events that are offered. Read below to find out about their day-today and the busy selling season at World Class Vacations!

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Topics: Dance The World, traveling, The World Dance Competition, New York City, Walt Disney World

Dance The World: Holiday Season Edition 2018

Posted by Arielle Burger on Dec 28, 2017 4:21:51 PM

“Do you hear what I hear?” Dance The World is expanding into the winter months with the launch of our newest event, the Dance The World: Holiday Season Edition premiering next December 2018 at the Walt Disney World Resort! Here at World Class Vacations, we take feedback from our guests seriously. We pride ourselves in listening to our guests who asked for a dance event in the Walt Disney World Resort around the holidays. Well, you asked, we listened!

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Topics: Dance The World, Announcements, traveling, holidays, Walt Disney World, holiday season

Celebrity Spotlight: Lindsay Arnold!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Sep 12, 2017 12:42:41 PM

We are proud to announce that professional dancer, Lindsay Arnold, will be our Celebrity for Dance The World and the World Dance Competition in 2018! We are so excited to have Lindsay join our team this upcoming summer. (Read below to learn more about Lindsay and her journey becoming a celebrity performer!)

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Topics: Dance The World, Announcements, Celebrity Appearances, traveling, The World Dance Competition, Walt Disney World