Shane McKeever20 year old Shane McKeever is from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh in Ireland. He has been Line dancing since the age of 3 and won his first World Championship at the age of 6. Since then he has won 18 World Titles and is currently World Male Superstar Champion and World Allstars Young Adult Male Champion, which are the top divisions in Line Dancing.
Shane also currently holds the WDSF Line Dance Male Gold medal, which he won in Taiwan, representing Ireland.
At the age of 7, Shane began to train in other styles of dance at the Ann-Marie Morgan School of Dance where he obtained Grade 5 Ballet, Grade 6 Tap, and Grade 7 Modern.
Shane then turned 12 and decided to turn his back on dancing, but instead started Gymnastics. He trained in Sports Acro with him and his partner taking 2 All-Ireland Gold Medals and a European Gold Medal in the Mixed pairs division. However Shane greatly missed the thing he enjoyed most in life, and after 4 years he returned to dancing.
Shane now also trains in Hip Hop with Ajendance Dance Company in Belfast, who are currently N.I Senior Team Hip Hop Champions and N.I Senior Duet Hip Hop Champions which is made up of Shane and the company boss Annika.
Shane has also made some other TV appearances in the past. In 2001, Shane won a TV talent show called Steps 2 the Stars which was hosted by H and Claire from Steps. In 2003, he made it to the final of RTE talent show StarStream and has appeared on other shows such as Blue Peter and Live and Kicking.
At the age of 16 Shane joined musical theatre company MT4uth, playing lead roles in productions such as Godspell, Our House, Les Miserablè, Little Shop of Horrors and West Side Story.
Shane is currently studying a HND in Dance in Ireland at Belfast Metropolitan College and wants to continue a career in dance, travelling the world teaching, choreographing and performing.
His dream is now to be in a west end musical about CountryVive!
Come to one of Shane's line dance classes
Academy Dance Studio
7:30pm - 9pm
Ajendance Dance Company