According to Enterprise News, four teens from Brockton, MA who overcame hardships and bullying in school by dancing will be performing on Dancing With The Stars November 15th in AT&T’s Spotlight performance. Below are some details….
BROCKTON — When twin brothers David and Jacob Guzman of Brockton started dance class at a young age, it was to stop them from causing trouble while their sister was in the studio.
But during 14 years in the Gold School Dance Art studio, the boys found their niche in dancing, long after their sister was gone from the program.
Now, their talent has been recognized by a national television program.
The Guzman twins, both 16; along with Kyle Scanlan, 17, and Matthew Gilmore, 15, will be performing live on ABC’s hit show, “Dancing with the Stars,” at 9 p.m. on Nov. 15. The piece is part of an AT&T Spotlight portion of the program.
The brothers are juniors at Brockton High School; Scanlan is a senior. Gilmore lives in Canton.
The four boys and their family members will be flying out to Los Angeles on Nov. 12.
“Being around L.A. and Hollywood, the boys are always going to remember this,” said Richard Guzman, the twins’ father and a math teacher at Brockton High School.
The brothers’ mother, Karen Guzman, agreed.
“We thought we’d be out of dance when our girls moved onto do other things,” Karen Guzman, an eight-year math teacher at Brockton High School, said. “But they kept asking, ‘When’s dance? When’s dance?’”
Rhee Gold, owner of the Gold School Dance of Brockton, made a YouTube series of dance videos featuring the four teens entitled “Male Voices.” The series includes six episodes, which included hip hop, ballet, contemporary jazz, and tap dancing.
“Male Voices” was recorded two years ago. Gold pitched it to ABC about one year ago, and a producer from the show viewed the videos and invited the boys to appear on the program.
“The episodes all talk about bullying, and how other kids would make fun of us for dancing,” David Guzman said.
Also, the winner for the Design A Dance Costume has been picked. Her name is Amanda Wolff. You can read all about the 22 year old at ABC Philadelphia. We’ll get to see what she created in the “Design A Dance” performance on November 15th. Below is a take of how excited she is….
She is understandably ecstatic about the win.
“It’s been quick,” said Amanda. “I’m still really excited, and I haven’t really gotten to think about it too much, but yeah, it’s awesome.”