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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

Dance The World Broadway 2018 Thank You!

Posted by Takwan Hargrove on Aug 2, 2018 4:23:00 PM

Dance The World Broadway 2018 was a huge success! Our staff had a blast and we hope you did too! Congratulations to all dancers, dance instructors, and directors on a job well done! Thank you for putting in so much hard work and giving us a show we will never forget! It was great to see so many families and friends take part in the event!

 

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Topics: Sharna Burgess, New York City, Lindsay Arnold, Dance The World Broadway

ALL NEW Events at World Class Vacations!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jan 26, 2017 4:24:23 PM

New year, new events! Here at World Class Vacations, we have been busy shaping our current events and creating new ones! We are constantly thinking of new ways to improve the overall experience of our events, and our minds are continuously pondering on what we can create next. Read below to see what’s new at WCV! Interested in getting more information about one of the following events? Click on the link at the bottom of the page and take advantage of our early booking incentives! 

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Topics: Announcements, Celebrity Appearances, traveling, Sharna Burgess, Geo Hubela, New York City

Get Ready to 'Dance The World' in 2017!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jun 14, 2016 9:22:49 AM

Have you ever dreamed of dancing at the Walt Disney World Resort? Here at the Dance The World office, we are all about making dreams come true. Imagine dancing down Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom or performing for thousands at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Park all while making this your ultimate family vacation! Find out how you can attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and experience a little Disney magic!

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Topics: Dance The World, Celebrity Appearances, Education, traveling, Sharna Burgess

An ALL-NEW Event: The World Dance Competition!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jun 1, 2016 2:00:47 PM

Have you been looking for an all-new dance competition that also gives performers the chance to dance down Main Street, USA? Look no further! World Class Vacations is proud to present The World Dance Competition – a brand-new event that takes place in the Walt Disney World Resort! We are very excited for this one-of-a-kind dance festival that will celebrate the art of dance!

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