Show your support for TORI KARPENKO when he competes for the prize on Sat, March 8th, 7pm at the Winthrop Barn and cast your vote! One of six local stars, TORI 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 him 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
TORI KARPENKO grew up in the Midwest and fell in love with Washington after he finished college with a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting (visit his artist site here). He came to Twisp in 2001 to work on a farm and quickly realized that this Valley had everything he was looking for. He is passionate about growing food, making art, building community, and being active outdoors. At TwispWorks he is the Director of Partnerships, work he describes as “a very engaging multi-faceted job that blends the skills of all that I have ever done and more.”
I WAS BORN IN: Seward, Nebraska
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND/SPARE TIME: Anything outside, especially hiking
FAVORITE FOOD: East Indian
BIG CHALLENGE FOR THE NEXT YEAR: To finish 10-12 new paintings
MY MOST EXCITING PLACE I’VE EVER BEEN: Twisp! Besides that, a semester abroad in Florence and a long bike trip in New Zealand.
MY FAMILY AND THOSE WHO SURROUND ME: I have a 6 year old son, who I love to dance with!
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