Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) is an enormously successful live reality show on ABC in which celebrities, such as Brazilian auto racing driver Helio Castroneves, comedian Margaret Cho and designer Betsey Johnson are teamed up with professional ballroom dancers. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of points from the three judges and audience votes is eliminated each week until the last remaining couple is declared champion.
The professional dancers, relatively unknown when DWTS first aired, have become celebrities in their own right. Once such person is ballroom dancer Maksim (Maks) Chmerkovskiy, who is again bringing his dance show, Sway, to The Space in Westbury. Chmerkovskiy left DWTS in a blaze of glory two seasons ago as he and his partner, Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won the coveted first place mirror ball trophy. [Read more...]