Rayma Hayes – Behind the Scenes
Sat, Mar 8, 7pm
Dancing with Your Stars Contestant Highlight
Show your support for RAYMA HAYES when she competes for the prize on Sat, March 8th, 7pm at the Winthrop Barn and cast your vote! One of six local stars, RAYMA will be paired with a professional ballroom dancer from Utah Ballroom Dance Co. After only one week of practice she will compete in Dancing with your Stars – Methow Valley style. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch her and all couples compete for 1st place, receive commentary from local judges and dance their hearts out in full costume! Make up and hair will be coordinated locally by Nectar Skin Bar. The second half of the show showcases 22 professional ballroom dancers in a variety of styles and beaming costume. EVENT DETAILS – CLICK HERE
RAYMA HAYES has lived in the Methow Valley since the 70s. It was in 1982 that she founded the beloved Little Star Montessori School which continues to flourish. Born & raised in Galveston, Texas, RAYMA travelled extensively for years until one day in 1970 in Aspen, Colorado she was picked up while hitch hiking by a man named John Hayes. The conversation must have turned out well as four years later they were married in Spain. That same year, September of 1974, they returned to the U.S. and moved to the Methow Valley.
In order to pay for their Mazama property they were forced to find work in Texas. There RAYMA found work at a Montessori School and returned to school for a certificate in Montessori Education. This was lucky for the Methow Valley as they returned to the Valley in the fall of 1981 and opened Little Star Montessori School on March 22, 1982.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT RAYMA HAYES
I WAS BORN IN: Galveston, Texas
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND: Hanging out at home with our animals (2 cats, 3 horses, 13 chickens, and currently looking for a dog). Also I like sharing dinner with friends, reading and gardening, walking, swimming, yoga & Pilates.
FAVORITE FOOD: I’ve been a vegetarian for 45 years so I like anything vegetarian without tomatoes to which I am allergic, and I also enjoy libations.
BIG CHALLENGE FOR THE NEXT YEAR: At 70 I hope I’ve passed my biggest life challenges but if not I will take on whatever comes my way!
MY MOST EXCITING PLACE: My favorite place to be is still Little Star Montessori School – with our nurturing, supportive staff and all our precious children.
One of the most exciting places I’ve been is Morocco.
MY FAMILY AND THOSE WHO SURROUND ME: Husband John Hayes, many animals at home and Little Star Montessori School (staff and precious children). Being Little Star’s Grandma brings me joy every day.
Join Methow Arts on Saturday, March 8th for a spectacular evening showcasing 22 different styles of Ballroom Dance. Ballroom dance is taking our nation by storm and re-igniting a passion for this electrifying style of dance.
The evening starts with a Dancing with your Stars locals competition. What do you get when you take six local stars, pair them with six professional ballroom dancers, and give them one week to practice? A Dancing with your Stars – Methow Valley style. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch these couples compete for 1st place, receive commentary from local judges and dance their hearts out in full costume! Make up and hair will be coordinated locally by Nectar Skin Bar.
Our local stars: Brooke Bourn, Rayma Hayes, Jenn Tate, Sam Naney, Walt Pearce, and Tori Karpenko! And our local judges: Deirdre Luvon, Danbert Nobacon and Carolanne Steinebach. The winner is selected by a combination of judge and audience votes. Play your part and come out to support your favorite. We encourage you to book a PARTY TABLE for optimal viewing ASAP as we expect to sell out! TICKETS HERE.
A big THANK YOU to our local lodging sponsors The Bournhouse and River Run Inn for providing hospitality and comfy beds for Utah Ballroom Dancers all week!
DATE: SAT, MAR 8, 7pm LOCATION: The Winthrop Barn. TICKETS: PARTY Tables/$100 (4 reserved seats)/Reserved Seat/$25 – you will be placed with others at table if you book partial table (We expect to sell out!); Students/$5. Twisp Daily Business, Riverside Printing in Winthrop, Methow Arts and online at brownpapertickets.com. CONTACT: Methow Arts (.org), 509.997.4004, firstname.lastname@example.org