James and Shannon are from WA, both currently competing in the Amateur Youth category, in all 3 styles, Standard, New Vogue and Latin.
They have both been dancing since they were 6 years old, and have been in partnership together for a little over 2 years, joining up in 2020 together. They are the Junior WA Champions 2020 in Latin and New Vogue.
At the age of only 16 years they have still been very successful, moving up into the U21/Youth age group, making both the Adult and Youth finals in Latin and New Vogue at the 2021 WA Open Championships.
They are both very committed to their dancing, currently being coached by Julie Patchett and Graeme Thomas for Standard and New Vogue, and Australian champion Rosa Filippello for LatinTraining 4 times a week as well as attending adult social classes to assist teaching and doing their accreditation they are certainly very busy young athletes.
They have also been very fortunate to have lessons from Katrina Patchett, from the France Dancing with the stars (Le Dance avec le stars), and she has choreographed a number of their routines in standard as well.
They are aiming to be in the top 6 this year at the Australian championships, Top 3 next year and Australian Youth champions the year after!