TAMPA, Fla. — Last year, with over 15,000 entries, theMillennium Dancesport Championships became the largest ballroom dance competition in North America.
This year, star performers, Karina Smirnoff (Season 13 Champion with JR Martinez) and Anna Trebunskaya, fromDancing with the Stars (DWTS), plus Largo native andNYC Ballet soloist, Savannah Lowery, will launch the Saturday night show.
“People come to the Millennium because it’s glamorous and exciting,” said organizer Michael Chapman. “The competitors are the best in the world, our ballroom décor is absolutely stunning and our shows feature the most talented performers in the industry. This year, we draw inspiration from the Orient as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a dazzling Shanghai nightclub theme. You’ll see lion dancers, martial artists and world-class dancing on Friday and Saturday nights!”
Popular TV personality, Mary Murphy, of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s DWTS cast member, Jonathan Roberts, will also be on the international panel of judges.
During the weeklong event, pro/am couples (professionals with their students like on DWTS) and youths compete during the day, while professional couples and daytime finalists take to the floor in the evenings. More than $125,000 in cash and prizes is at stake. The competition runs all day long, but spectators can come and go as they wish.
The competition runs June 19-23, 2012 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Seating is limited so book early! Day and evening tickets are available:
Day Sessions: $25 Wed & Thu Eves: $50-$100
Tue Eve: $25-$50 Fri & Sat Eves: $70-$150
Day Sessions: 9 am to 5 pm
Evening Sessions: 8 pm to midnight
For information or tickets, please contact us at: (863) 668-9668 or online at: M2Dance.com.
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For information or media interviews, please contact:
Michael Chapman, Organizer:
tel (813) 841-0389