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Alex Wong At DanceWear Corner

Alex Wong

DanceWear Corner had the honor of having Alex Wong in the store on Friday, April 27, 2018, to meet with dancers and take selfies with him. Through all of this Alex took his time talking with every single dancer that came to see him. Here are some pictures of the day.

Alex Wong started his dance training at the age of seven in Canada. Since that time he has gone on to win many accolades. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. The next year he danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before he joined Miami City Ballet. In early 2007, he was promoted to the rank of soloist.

Alex auditioned for the FOX dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2009. Even though he made it through Vega week and was chosen for the final Top 20, he was forced to withdraw due to contractual issues with the Miami City Ballet. After his audition, Alex was promoted again to the rank of principal soloist at MCB.

In 2010, Alex was offered another promotion to principal dancer at Miami City Ballet, yet he declined in order to pursue a shot at being America’s favorite dancer on “So You Think You Can Dance”. He went through another grueling Vegas week and again made it to the Top 10, yet on the fifth week of season seven, Alex Injured himself, snapping his Achilles tendon. This injury took him out of the race as America’s favorite dancer, he received surgery in Los Angeles and was given a timeframe of a year to fully recover. Later that year, both of the pieces that Alex danced in on “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographed by Mia Michaels and Tabatha & Napolean both won Emmy Awards.

Following his surgery, Alex signed with Bloc Talent Agency and booked commercials and several print jobs as well as a television Job as part of the dance ensemble for NBC’s TV series “Smash” directed by Steven Spielberg. Alex went on to appear on “The Ellen Show”, “The Voice”, later he was asked to re-join “So You Think You Can Dance” as an All-Star, but days before starting he was sidelined with another Achilles injury to his other leg and was forced to withdraw. This time during recovery, Alex decided to focus on his singing and action and even auditioned for American Idol making it the semi-final “Hollywood” rounds. He also was invited to many universities as a guest speaker. Despite having two potentially career-ending injuries, Alex returned to dancing professionally through sheer determination, dedication, and optimism. He later had his Broadway debut, playing the role of “Sniper” in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney musical “Newsies” which won two Tony Awards and received six other Tony nominations.

Alex Wong Is Coming To DanceWear Corner

Alex Wong

started his dance training at the age of seven in Canada. Since that time he has gone on to win many accolades. In 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland, and later that year joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. The next year he danced briefly with American Ballet Theatre before he joined Miami City Ballet. In early 2007, he was promoted to the rank of soloist.

Alex auditioned for the FOX dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2009. Even though he made it through Vega week and was chosen for the final Top 20, he had to withdraw due to contractual issues with the Miami City Ballet. After his experience on the show, Alex was promoted again to the ranks of principal soloist at MCB.

In 2010, Alex was offered another promotion to principal dancer at Miami City Ballet, yet he declined in order to pursue another shot at being America’s favorite dancer on “So You Think You Can Dance”. He went through another grueling Vegas week and again made it to the Top 10, yet on the fifth week of season seven, Alex injured himself, snapping his Achilles tendon. This injury took him out of the race as America’s favorite dancer. He received surgery in Los Angeles and was given a timeframe of a year to fully recover. Later that year, both of the pieces that Alex danced in on “So You Think You Can Dance” which were choreographed by Mia Michaels and Tabatha & Napolean both won Emmy Awards.

Following his surgery, Alex signed with Bloc Talent Agency and booked commercials and several print jobs as well as television jobs as part of the dance ensemble for NBC’s TV series “Smash” directed by Steven Spielberg. Alex went on to appear on “The Ellen Show”, “The Voice”, later he was asked to re-join “So You Think You Can Dance” as an All-Star, but days before starting he was sidelined with another Achilles injury to his other leg and was forced to withdraw. This time during recovery, Alex decided to focus on his singing and action and even auditioned for American Idol making it the semi-final “Hollywood” rounds. He also was invited to many universities as a guest speaker. Despite having two potentially career-ending injuries, Alex returned to dancing professionally through sheer determination, dedication, and optimism. He later had his Broadway debut, playing the role of “Sniper” in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney musical “Newsies” which won two Tony Awards and received six other Tony nominations.

Now Alex is coming to DanceWear Corner on Friday, April 27, 2018, and from 2 to 3 pm you can meet him and take a selfie with him. Click here for more information.

Year In Review

This year has been an exciting one for DanceWear Corner. So we wanted to take this time before the year runs out to reflect on everything that DanceWear Corner has been a part of.

Events

DanceWear Corner had the wonderful opportunity to play host to some great dancers this past year.

We had professional dancers Tiler Peck, Sara Mearns, and Alex Wong all in the store between March and April. Tiler Peck was in the store for a special event to celebrate the launch of her new Body Wrappers clothing line. The whole event included a wonderful master class taught by Tiler Peck herself, a fashion show features her line, and a meet and greet, including an autograph session with Tiler Peck.

The Sara Mearns event included a Q&A where dancers had the opportunity to ask Sara some important questions about her career,  a meet and greet for dancers to have someone on one time and a fashion show of her new So Danca line

              

And for the Alex Wong event, everyone was encouraged to take selfies and talk with Alex.

                         

We also had our anniversary event like we have every year. We had studios come from all over Central Florida to perform at our store so that everyone can enjoy the performances while they wait to be called for their shoe fitting or while they shop.

         

The Performances included Not Just Dance, Inez Patricia School of Dance, Clermont Academy of Dance, Harwood Watson, Emotions Dance Studio, Starz Dance Galaxy, Raskin Dance Studio, Chance to Dance, Xplosive Dance Academy, Russian Ballet, Skyra Studio, Xtreme Dance Studio. We also had the pleasure of having Angelina, who was recently named Little Miss Florida, perform at our store as well. We had a free pointe shoe decoration station where anyone could make a beautifully decorated pointe shoe.  

If you want to learn more about these events check out our blogs about them.

Model Searches

DanceWear Corner also played host to a few model searches throughout the year. Oh La La DanceWear hosted their model search in our store. Dancers auditioning had the opportunity to meet Lilly K, from the Lifetime hit TV show Dance Moms. We also teamed up with Norelle from @imagesbynorelle to find three models

 

This past year has been an exciting one for DanceWear Corner and we can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us.

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