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Champions of the Dance

December 15 – 18

Starring Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya from ABC's Dancing with the Stars!

ABC’s top-rated show Dancing with the Stars has ignited a phenomenal interest in and appreciation of ballroom dance across the world. Now, Dance Celebration brings world-renowned dance stars together for a magical performance highlighting sexy Latin and tango rhythms and the frantic energy of swing. This dance extravaganza showcases 10 intoxicating champions, including Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya, a couple well known from Dancing with the Stars under the direction of top notch coach and judge Taliat Tarsinov, who holds 20 world and European titles and choreographs for Dancing with the Stars and America’s Ballroom Challenge.

Samba, Swing and Steal the Spotlight
Enter the Champions of the Dance Contest!

Think you have what it takes to be a ballroom champion? We’re giving you a chance to take the stage! Calling all shimmy-ers and shakers—whether you’re a pro dancer or just a dance in your underwear-er—we want to see your best ballroom dancing skills! Submit a video of yourself or you and a partner performing your ballroom style of choice (tango, salsa, waltz, swing—pick your favorite!) Dance Celebration’s Artistic Director, Randy Swartz will judge all submissions with an eye for style, creativity and flair. The lucky contest winners will get to perform ON STAGE before the Champions of the Dance performance. That’s right; you could share the stage with Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya of ABC's Dancing with the Stars! So whether you’re age 8 or 108, get those cameras rolling and submit your videos for your chance to take the lead! To enter, simply email your full name, email address, phone number and video to by December 5.



Thursday, December 15 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, December 16 @ 8 PM
Saturday, December 17 @ 2 PM

Venue: Zellerbach Theatre
Saturday, December 17 @ 8 PM
Sunday, December 18 @ 2 PM

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All performances feature pre-show demonstrations by local dancers as well as post-show dance lessons!

This performance is part of the Dance Celebration Series, presented by Dance Affiliates and the Annenberg Center.

Photo credit: Courtesy Champions of the Dance

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