Amanda Showell and WDMT news anchor, Terrance Lee,
dancing in the 2010 Delmarva Celebrity Dance Off.
Amanda started dancing ballet and tap at 6 years old. Intrigued by her parents social ballroom dance lessons she started taking ballroom dancing at the age of 9. From that time, Amanda knew ballroom dancing would be her life path.
Amanda entered in her first competition at the age of 10. From there Amanda would go on to become US Amateur Junior Pro – am Champion in both International Latin & Standard , Ohio Star Ball ( Now the world pro – am championships )Ladies Pro – Am Adult Standard Champion and US National Grand Finalist in International Standard, Latin and American Smooth. Before turning professional Amanda went undefeated in the International Standard for over a year.
In 1996 Amanda decided to turn professional and began teaching. Amanda competed in the Professional International Standard division from 1996 – 2001. Some of her titles included:
- 2000 & 2001 US Professional International Standard Rising Star Finalist
- Southeastern US Rising Star Professional Champion 2000
- Dancesport Montreal Rising Star Standard Champion
Amanda is proud to have instructed at some of the largest dance schools on the East Coast .She is also the former coach of the University of Delaware & Princeton University Dance Teams.
In 2001 Amanda decided to retire from professional competition. At that time she also returned back to her native Eastern Shore of Maryland and began instructing in Easton. In the past 13 years she has built “Dancing on the shore” which has now expanded to be in 10 locations. She is available for private & group instruction in International Standard, Latin, American Smooth and Rhythm at all levels beginners to advance.
Amanda resides in Greensboro, MD