The Spanish Jota dance was came to be in the 1700s and it is the
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Tara-Jean Popowich 20, from Lethbridge, AB is a contemporary dancer. She went across the country to get on the show: She’s an Alberta native, but auditioned in Saint John, N.B. to get on the show because she had fractured her toe right before the Vancouver auditions. She dances and teaches at Harbour Dance in Vancouver. She’s nervous about performing with a partner as it isn’t something she has done in her dancing career. She won the 2009 edition of the show. Tara Jean has been in a number of music videos including Elise Estrada. She even performed with Elise Estrada at the 2009 Juno Awards Gala Dinner.