Thank you so much for your interest in SWAY: A Dance Trilogy. Without fans like you, who truly appreciate good dancing, we would never be able to create such a production.
SWAY is coming back this summer on June 5th and 6th with three spectacular shows. We will have a Friday evening show (7:30PM), Saturday matinee show (1:00PM) and a Saturday evening show (7:30PM).
It will take place in one of New York Cities finest theaters, the Hammerstein Ballroom. For those of you who have never been, Hammerstein is a beautiful 12000 square foot, 3 level theater with a capacity of 2200 people and a 32 foot stage.
We are still finalizing details regarding cast and choreography, but we are certain that we are bringing back Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy to this run of SWAY. We have also confirmed some of your favorite lead dancers such as Ilya Vinikovskiy, Vlad Kvartin, Alex Samusevich, and Teresa Garcia.
You know we’re always trying to make each SWAY better than the last, and we are aiming to feature another star-studded cast while making improvements and additions to the choreography. We’re also superstitious and don’t want to make any promises until everything is finalized, but you certainly will not be disappointed.
Tickets will go on sale officially on March 16th, but we are doing a private pre-sale through our studios for our #DWMFAM members. If you are interested in purchasing tickets before they go on sale to the public please provide us with your best contact number and a dedicated SWAY representative will get back to you as soon as possible.
There will be an exclusive meet and greet after each show for Premium VIP Orchestra ticket holders as well as the Official SWAY Afterparty with the entire cast and all the stars for any VIP ticket holders. Meet and greet tickets and after party tickets can be purchased separately, but there is limited availability due to capacity restrictions.
Ticket prices start as low as $69. For your convenience the link to the seating chart is with all price levels. Please let us know the tier of seats that you are interested in.
We hope you can make it to this fantastic production, and share the joyful celebration of dancing that is SWAY.
One more thing, if you live in the Tri-State and have never taken any dance lessons at Dance With Me Studios we will give you a complimentary introductory lesson at a studio of your choice. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity.
(Images from the #PaddleinSeattle protest)
Let’s keep this momentum going. Help even the odds to stop Arctic drilling!
by Annie Leonard, Greenpeace
The global movement stop Arctic drilling has taken a giant leap forward in the last few weeks. So much has happened it’s hard to even know where to even begin!
But I want to start with saying “THANK YOU.” Everything I am about to tell you was only possible because of the courage and support of the people like you who make up this movement.
When we started this, we knew it would be a challenge. Arctic drilling off the coast of Alaska was seen as a done deal. To stop Arctic drilling we need a movement.
And that’s what you are — you are part of a movement, and it’s clear you’re doing something right.
For months now, the people of Seattle have been making noise around Shell’s plan to use the Port of Seattle as a homebase for its Arctic drilling operations. Hundreds of people gave impassioned, intelligent, and sometimes musical testimonies at Port Commission hearings, over a thousand people marched in the street to oppose Shell’s plans, and activists “unwelcomed” Shell’s rigs on the water as they came into port.
On Tuesday, May 12 things really started to heat up when The New York Times published a series of articles and opinion pieces about Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic. Going as far as linking President Obama’s legacy on climate to Arctic drilling. Even the satirical news website The Onion got into the action.
The furor over Arctic drilling reached such a fever pitch that two days later President Obama himself felt he needed to directly respond from his retreat at Camp David and defend his decision to allow Shell to drill.
Amazing! It was the millions of petition signatures, thousands of actions and years of dedication from people like you that made this moment possible.
It didn’t end there.
Last weekend in Seattle, I joined thousands of people for the #PaddleinSeattle protest — with 500 kayaks out on the water, led by several indigenous Canoe Families and accompanied by a couple of odd-shaped houseboats, a sailboat, a very brave swimmer, and a giant musical solar-powered barge known as the Solar Pioneer.
It was a truly inspiring display of opposition that received media coverage around the world and in almost every major newspaper in the country via the Associated Press story. The event left Shell with no doubt about the scale of resistance to its plans to drill in the Arctic this summer.
We’re not letting up. There will be more to come this week and throughout the rest of the summer. If it’s the “People vs. Shell,” I like our chances.
This is why I decided to come back to Greenpeace after almost 20 years. To work alongside people like you, to make change on a global scale. I know we still have a long way to go stop Arctic drilling once and for all and to keep the fossil fuels we can’t afford to burn in the ground.
I also know — and these last few weeks prove it — that together anything is possible.
Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
P.S. Wow! What a couple of weeks. From hundreds of kayaks on the water in Seattle to the spark for a global movement. But Shell is one of the largest companies in the world — and it plans to send its rigs from Seattle to drill in the Arctic any day now. The recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, California is a perfect reminder of what’s at stake. We still have a lot of work to do to stop Arctic drilling and we’ll need you with us. Can you help even the odds with your gift to Greenpeace today?