Show your support for SAM NANEY when he competes for the prize on Sat, March 8th, 7pm at the Winthrop Barn and cast your vote! One of six local stars, SAM will be paired with a professional ballroom dancer from Utah Ballroom Dance Co. After only one week of practice he will compete in Dancing with your Stars – Methow Valley style. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch SAM and all couples compete, 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
Growing up in the Methow Valley allowed SAM NANEY’s innate relationship with movement and rhythm to prosper in ways largely impossible in other locales. Beginning when he was five years old Sam sought to hone his burgeoning dance skills at the glamorous Forest Service Christmas Ball, an always lively affair of music and dance floor action. His increasing awareness of dynamic movement led him to Nordic skiing where he focused this energy into a successful junior, then collegiate, now finally professional career in the sport at the national and international levels, ranking 9th in the US Olympic qualification standings for the sprint distance in 2014. Sam has an education from Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Liberty Bell High School. Never one to abandon his roots, however, Sam seeks every opportunity (mostly at home in his pajamas) to shake his moneymaker and to grab at the symbiosis he has long held with music. He incessantly shares this enthusiasm whenever possible with his wife Alison, dog Nikki, and as-yet unborn baby at their home in Mazama.
I WAS BORN IN: Bend, Oregon
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND: Adventuring in the outdoors with my wife and dog
FAVORITE FOOD: I can only have one?
A LIFE GOAL I’VE SET FOR MYSELF IN THE NEXT YEAR: Fatherhood
EXCITING PLACE I HAVE BEEN: The first time I found myself in the middle of a river, about to crest the lip of a 20′ waterfall in a kayak
MY FAMILY AND THOSE WHO SURROUND ME: I’m one of the fortunate ones and get to live where I grew up and near my family, and to have a partner who gets me, a dog who loves nothing more than to ski all day, and a forthcoming baby to be a sponge for all the hopelessly romantic sentiment I possess.
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.
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