Salsa with Silvia was honored to have had Ballroom Star Jenna Johnson and Olympian Adam Rippon from Dancing With The Stars adorn the Washington, DC studio from April 16-18, 2018. Although, unable to stay for the Studio’s 2-Year Anniversary Celebration, they graciously recorded a video that was played for the event. The video was met with smiles and applaud.
The Stars visited the studio for 3 days to rehearse for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity! With this brief video they encouraged our students to take progress one step at a time.
Jenna Johnson is a professional dancer and choreographer on Dancing with the Stars. She first started dancing at the age of 3. She’s trained in ballroom, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Jenna say’s (in teaming up with a dance partner) “I believe that our main job is to be their mentor regardless if it means to be their friends, their teachers, their inspiration, their emotional support. The most important thing is to be there for them no matter what they’re going through.”
Being teamed up with Adam Rippon, figure skater extraordinaire, means that these dances will undoubtedly be an amazing combination of magical moves. Adam made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics before even stepping on the ice in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The 28-year-old athlete was the first openly gay U.S. athlete to qualify for a Winter Olympics, and he was the oldest figure skater since 1939 to make his first trip to the Games.
The four-week, all-athlete edition of the dance competition, Dancing with the Stars, kicks off Monday, April 30, 2018. Where 10 athletes and their pro partners compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Although the competition has not ended, Jenna Johnson and Adam Rippon are already the winners for all at the studio. Their perseverance and encouragement towards living life to it’s fullest and dancing until you drop, will forever echo with all of us from the Salsa with Silvia Studio!