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Luka & Jenalyn collaborate with World of Dance friends Les Twins & Aidan Carberry

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Blackpool Dance Festival was the place for Canadian duo Luka & Jenalyn to compete against the biggest names in the world in ballroom dance. After nearly one hundred years, it is still the most prestigious and longest-running ballroom dance competition in the world. The historic Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens Theatre in Blackpool, England on June 1st was standing room only with bow ties and gala gowns surrounding the ballroom floor. It was obvious from the start that Luka & Jenalyn were going to bring something new and fresh; breaking away from tradition. It is every ballroom dancer’s dream to compete at the Blackpool Dance Festival. It’s by far the most prestigious competition on the globe. Once Luka & Jenalyn stepped on the floor, all eyes were on the young pair. Jenalyn’s dramatic new short shoulder length fiery red hair symbolized what they had come all the way from Toronto to accomplish; set the dance floor on fire! The bright white costumes by Canadian designer Jessica Dawson-Gaglione of My Own Design stood out from all the competitors, making Luka & Jenalyn look angelic and strong on the floor. Once the audience and the judges noticed Luka wearing his Nike AirMax sneakers…

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World of Dance Canadian duo Luka & Jenalyn breakaway from cabaret ballroom

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WORLD OF DANCE -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: Luka & Jenalyn -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC)

Luka Milacic-Perusina (21) and Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco (17), popularly known as Luka & Jenalyn, are cabaret ballroom dancers from Toronto, Canada. The dynamic duo have mesmerized audiences with their unique and innovative spin on cabaret; a combination of ballroom dancing, cabaret, cirque and theatre arts. Being dancers is our passion and our dream. We are so happy to be able to live it out. We cannot imagine doing anything other than dancing as our profession. We live and breathe dance. Luka & Jenalyn are currently Vice Champions and the youngest ever three time professional cabaret ballroom finalists in the history of the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival in England, the first & oldest ballroom dance competition in the world. MUST READ: Luka & Jenalyn collaborate with World of Dance friends Laurent Bourgeois (Les Twins) & Aidan Carberry One standout of Luka & Jenalyn’s dance routines commented on regularly by judges of the various competitions they’ve participated in is the duo’s energy and athleticism they bring to their dance style. Considering their background, however, this is not surprising. Luka had been involved in sports prior to discovering a love of cabaret ballroom after observing a local dance coach who was the Canadian cabaret champion. “I…

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French duo Les Twins win NBC’s World of Dance

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WORLD OF DANCE: "World Final" Pictured: (l-r) Les Twins, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Les Twins, the wildly talented twin brothers who made their way from performing on the streets of Paris to sharing a stage with Beyonce, Jay-Z and Missy Elliot, have been crowned the best dancers in the world and the first champions of NBC’s “World of Dance,” summer’s #1 new entertainment series. In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more. World of Dance is among the most trusted and fastest growing dance and music entertainment brands, combining a successful digital platform of more than 8 million subscribers with the world’s largest international urban dance competition. What began in 2008 as a single event is now a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves. The World of Dance Tour attracts YouTube stars, industry icons and tens of thousands of fans to events in more than 25 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. The inspiring performance videos captured from these events drive 30 million…

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