SWAY: A Dance Trilogy Starring Maks, Val, Tony with special guests Zendaya, Peta Murgatroyd, Elena Grinenko and more!
SWAY took place July 26th at “The Space” in Westbury, NY at 1pm and 7:30pm.
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590.
Starring Dancing With the Stars‘ Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Elena Grinenko, and teen superstar, Zendaya, Sway presents the glamour and passion of ballroom and latin dancing in a whole new way with original choreography, a spectacular visual scope, and incredible performances from some of the country’s top professional dancers.
An avant garde exploration into the widely popular world of ballroom dance, SWAY stars Tony Dovolani and brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, champion ballroom dancers and stars on the hit television show, Dancing With the Stars. Fans of the show, and of dance in general, will have a rare opportunity to see Maks, Tony, and Val, top professional dancers, and special guests in an intimate performance that blurs the lines between conventional ballroom, live theatre, and other well known dance genres like ballet, Argentine tango, hip hop, and modern.
Divided into three parts, each anchored by one of the show’s stars, SWAY whisks audiences through the timeless elegance of ballroom’s golden era, to the modern dance fusion of today’s urban youth, climaxing with the heart pounding rhythms of the latin night club scene. Featuring innovative choreography from two of ballroom’s emerging standout artists: Joao Tiago Fernandes and David Thomas Moore, with mesmerizing visuals, and an interactive audience experience, SWAY is guaranteed to delight theater goers and take live theatrical ballroom to a new level.
A message from Dance With Me…
WOW… WHAT A SHOW!
We all hoped that SWAY would be something special, but this completely blew us away. The energy in the building, and around the block, was incredible.
The unity, teamwork, camaraderie, and love that we all shared is not something that can be articulated in an email. Every single person that was associated with the show gave their absolute best, collectively resulting in something remarkable.
We want to thank you, the audience, our students, long-distance fans, and members of our big Dance With Me family for your continuous support and inspiration. The joy and enthusiasm you exude drives us to be great every day. Some of you even came to both shows! Thank you!
Thank you to our Dance With Me support team. The same wonderful people who greet you every day made sure that there were no loose ends and that everyone had a pleasurable experience. You know who you are. Thank you!
Thank you to our amazing cast of dancers who sacrificed every night and weekend in the last two months to prepare for this show. It was difficult getting dancers from five different studios together without sacrificing their teaching obligations, but you did it. Your talent, effort, and dedication did not go unnoticed. Thank you!
Thank you to our visionary choreographers, David Thomas Moore and Joao Tiago Fernandes, who created the concept of SWAY. Their creativity, direction, and choreography through storytelling made this more than just a dance show. Choreographing SWAY was no easy task, but they took on the challenge and succeeded. Thank you!
Thank you to our wonderful stars, Zendaya, Val, Maks, Tony, Peta, and Lena, who headlined the show. Your talent, leadership, energy, and experience helped take this show over top. Your input and knowledge instilled confidence and inspired each dancer to exceed their personal bests. Thank you!
Thank you to all our amazing sponsors and partners. Without them the show would not be possible…
Thank you to Tastemakers for providing us with delicious and nutritious food throughout the day. We needed this fuel to perform all three runs throughout the day… and the unofficial fourth run during the afterparty.
Thank you to Chezzam for everything you did with the production. You helped make the show extraordinary. You helped us tell the SWAY story and added an effect that excited the senses.
Thank you to Dore Designs and VALENTIN for providing us with stunning costumes. You made sure we looked fabulous. Thank you to your entire teams that helped us with all our wardrobe needs and costume changes. We would not be able to change so quickly and make it back on stage in time without you.
Thank you to our Dance With Me partners, Sasha, Jhanna, Eugene, Maks, Val, and Tony for giving us the platform to exercise our talents. Their vision and philosophy applies to everything we do. Thank you!
SWAY… July 26, 2014 is a day that we will never forget. Thank you to everyone who made this show possible.
This is only the beginning…
Love and gratitude,
The Dance With Me Family
Contact Dance With Me Productions:
Introduction to Sway
Making of Sway: Episode 1
Making of Sway: Episode 2
Making of Sway: Episode 3
Making of Sway: Episode 4
Making of Sway: Episode 5
Making of Sway: Episode 6
Making of Sway: Episode 7
Making of Sway: Episode 8
Special thank you to our official sponsors!