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Paradizo Dance
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Information
Age (at audition) 29, 37
Sex Mixed
Act Balancing Acrobat Duo
Seasons 4
Position Reached Semifinalist

Paradizo Dance was a balancing acrobat duo act from Season 4 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Semifinals.

BackgroundEdit

Dave and Zoë are known worldwide as dedicated teachers and performers in over 25 countries spanning 6 continents, striving towards a unique athletic dance form. This includes an integration of circus, sports acrobatics, partner lifts, and bikram yoga with many dance forms such as Latin dance, Afro-Cuban folklore, ballroom, trapeze, and contemporary dance. They train with many coaches both nationally and internationally.

Formed in 2005 by Dave Paris and Zoë Klein, Paradizo Dance are three-time 1st Place title-holders of 2008 cabaret divisions in Latin Hustle, Swing, World Country Dance competitions, and most recently for US Swing Open Dance Championships 2009. They have performed for a variety of venues and audiences including: Cirque Boom Circus Theater, Tribeca Film Festival, Cuba Libre nightclub in Atlantic City, American Cancer Society, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, the Spiegeltent, and many private events, fundraisers, conventional theaters and dance congresses in Asia, Europe, Central America and Australia.

Dave and Zoë tour regularly, returning home to teach an private lessons at their home studio in Brooklyn. In September 2008 Dave and Zoë became partners in marriage as well as in dance, determined to push the boundaries of acrobatic expression fueled by their personal adventure. [1]

AuditionEdit

Paradizo Dance's audition in Episode 401 consisted of Dave lifting Zoe and 100-pound Zoe balancing 240-pound Dave on her body, all to Jordin Sparks' "No Air." Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff all voted "Yes", sending the duo to the Vegas Round.

Vegas RoundEdit

Paradizo Dance appeared without performing in the Vegas Round. The group's audition was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals in Episode 412.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Paradizo Dance's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 415 consisted of dancing and balancing to Beyoncé's "Halo." Feats included Zoë spinning over Dave's shoulders and Zoë holding onto an aerial hoop. Paradise Dance received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 416 instead of Alizma and SQ Entertainment.

SemifinalsEdit

Paradizo Dance's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 421 consisted of performing a dancing and balancing routine with a comedic married theme to Smash Mouth's "I'm a Believer." Paradise Dance did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Finals, eliminating the duo from the competition in Episode 422 along with Tony Hoard & Rory, instead of Grandma Lee.

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