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The Making of Sway: Episode 1 “The Space”

By: Alex Samusevich, Apr 18, 2014

The Making of Sway: Episode 1 “The Space”



It’s official. We’re on our way to making a theatrical dance show like no other.


The production of SWAY is underway!



We want to take you on a journey. Take you with us on the road to the big show. We’re documenting the making of SWAY so you can see what it takes to put on a dance show that’s never been done before. Go behind the scenes to find out how the three main parts of the show, anchored by Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Tony Dovolani, will go from concept to reality. In future episodes we’ll take you to production meetings, rehearsals, and include interviews from the entire cast. Plus we’ll check in with our celebrity guests (hint: Zendaya). We may even reveal a surprise or two… or will we?


In episode 1, we took the choreographers, David Thomas Moore and Joao Tiago Fernandes, to see the space where the magic will take place, conveniently titled, “The Space.” They discuss plans for the show and potential issues they run into. David and Tiago describe their vision of the dance production that will change the way you look at ballroom and latin dancing.


The Space is located in Westbury, NY. This iconic venue first opened its door in November of 1927, and has recently been renovated to include a state of the art sound and lighting system,  stylish decor, flexible seating, and four full bars. It’s a perfect venue for a dance show as grand as SWAY.


Take a look at the video below and hear first hand from the choreographers the concept of SWAY: A Dance Trilogy!


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9 Responses to “The Making of Sway: Episode 1 “The Space””


  2. Dana Eakles

    I would love nothing more than to be able to see this live. Maks, Val & Tony are 3 of my favorites on DWTS. I love dance; I would love to learn the dances to the expert level for more than one reason. I would love to be kept updated on all Sway activities & events. Do you think you can bring it to Dallas?

  3. Zada Duncan

    I am unable to travel, but would for sure go for a DVD and a movie. Cannot wait.

  4. Jan Hallquist-Thompson

    I am so excited about this show! I am sad to think that DWTS would be our only exposure to ballroom dancing. I love the show but it seems to have lost the purity of the ballroom dance. Thank you for your hard work in bringing us this wonderful production. I can hardly wait! I am praying for y’all!

  5. Kay

    I am looking forward to seeing this production. The only thing better is if you were performing in our 1929 historical theater atmospheric theater here in Anderson in. We have a grand theatre and wonderful original ballroom . You would love performing here! We are close to Indianapolis I hope to meet all of you in New York. Kay

  6. Stacey Stevens

    Thank you Maks, Val and Tony for extending your exquisite talent past DWTS where I first saw the three of you. Watching you perform is something I enjoy immensely, you literally move me in ways I cannot describe, thank you. It is a delight to see the love, passion and energy you put into your dancing and I look forward to seeing you on this show. Thank you everyone who is making this production possible. God bless you and your families.

  7. Sheryl Goldstein Dietz

    I love dance, and nobody does it better than all of you. Please, please come to Ft. Lauderdale. There are so many awesome venu’s here in S. Florida…I was born & raised in Queens NY & now living in the ‘Sunshine State’. We would welcome you all with open arms…(literally) Hope we see you soon!

  8. Sheryl Dietz

    PLEASE, PLEASE come to Ft. Lauderdale…There are sooo many awesome venu’s! Believe m, I know you have heard this from all your fans, no doubt. I love dancing! Always wished I took my dancing to the limit, but, life got in the way! 🙁 Florida will welcome all of you! So, when shall we expect you? 😀


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