Video: Brenden ‘Dancing with the Stars’ at Sea (Part 1 of 2)

Brenden “Twinkle Toes” Lewer dazzled the live audience aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam during our trans-Atlantic cruise.  He was such a sport and really had so much with the talented professional HAL dancers.  Watch as Laura and Brenden shimmy-n-shake across the main stage on the ship.

This showcase event was part of Holland America’s partnership with Dancing with the Stars.  Aboard every HAL sailing, guests can participate in complimentary dance classes hosted by the ship’s professional dancers.  At each class, a different routine from Dancing with the Stars is taught to anyone wishing to participate.

I’m not sure how many classes or dances are taught each cruise, but for the thirteen day trans-Atlantic cruise we participated in, there were three dance routines taught at three separate classes.  At the end of each class, two guests are chosen (one woman, one man) by a professional dance partner to perform on the main stage for the honor of becoming the Cruise Champion.  The last evening of the cruise, the six contestant performed with three ‘celebrity’ judges rating and scoring each dancer.

The winners with the highest score from each HAL ship, win a free oceanview stateroom to compete for the Mirroball Trophy and the title of Dancing with the Stars: At Sea Champion.

After watching “Twinkle Toes” in the video above, click the link below to see how Brenden scored and if you’ll find us on that Championship cruise later this year!

…..And now the Judges Comments and Scores