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August 06, 2014

The Making of SWAY: Episode 9 “SHOWTIME”


All the blood, sweat, tears, hard work, and sacrifice.

1600 guests. Two shows. One unforgettable experience.

Everything literally came together last minute, the costumes, the lighting, the sound, the props, and most importantly… the cast.

It’s hard to put into words what we all experienced as members of the cast. It’s something that I will personally never forget.

But see for yourself…witness the camaraderie and experience the show through the eyes of the performers…

If you are just tuning in to “The Making of SWAY,” check out the previous episodes below:

Episode 1, “The Space” –  –>Watch the first episode here.

Episode 2, “The Vision” – –>Watch the second episode here.

Episode 3, “The First Rehearsal” – –> Watch the third episode here.

Episode 4, “The Stars” –  –> Watch the fourth episode here.

Episode 5, “Details”–> Watch the fifth episode here.

Episode 6, “Get to Work” –> Watch the sixth episode here.

Episode 7, “One Week Left” –> Watch the seventh episode here.

Episode 8, “The Last Push” –> Watch the eighth episode here.

Looks like we’ve reached the end… the last episode of The Making of SWAY:A Dance Trilogy.  

What’s next? Great question! Stay tuned… you’ll just have to wait and see…

We hope you enjoy the show… from backstage!

Write your comments below and don’t forget to SHARE!


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

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