Announcing our stars: Reigning champ Tori Karpenko will compete against Molly Patterson (Glover Street Market,) Jason Paulsen (Methow Conservancy), Dea Luvon, Missi Smith (Merc Playhouse and Jacob Young (Old Schoolhouse Brewery.) Judges include Danbert Nobacon, Dana Stromberger and Jamie Petitto! MEET OUR CONTESTANTS HERE
Join Methow Arts 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. Thrilling audiences worldwide through this unique form of dance is the Utah Ballroom Dance Company. This company which features some of nation’s top ballroom dance athletes who have performed nationally and internationally receiving numerous accolades and awards such as the coveted U.S. National Formation Championships.
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! Reigning champion, Tori Karpenko, competes for another win against Molly Patterson, Dea Luvon, Missi Smith and two yet-to-be announced competitors.
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 your tickets soon as we expect to sell out!
The second half of the evening showcases an array of professional dance combos with over a dozen Ballroom Dancers including dance in both latin and traditional styles of ballroom dance. Audiences are treated to breath-taking lifts, hundreds of beautiful costumes, captivating theatrical story lines and a variety of classical and exotic ballroom dances that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
DATE: Sat, Jan 25, 7pm. Doors open at 6:15 for pre-event dance party and ticket sales. LOCATION: The Winthrop Barn. TICKETS: Reserved/$28. (We expect to sell out!); Adult Advance/$18, Adult Door/$21; Students/$8. Twisp Daily Business, Riverside Printing in Winthrop, Methow Arts and online soon at UtahBallroomDance.brownpapertickets.com. CONTACT: Methow Arts (.org), 509.997.4004, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo above of 2014’s Dancing with Your Stars featuring our local contestants and champion Tori Karpenko.