Press Release: “Dancing with the W2 Stars” – Oct. 8, 2016
August 31, 2016 – Walla Walla celebrities will take to the stage at Gesa Power House Theatre on October 8 for the first ever “Dancing with the W2 Stars” – a fundraising event for Valley Residential Services.
Local participants will be paired with professional dancers and have a week of rehearsals to learn a ballroom dance routine before the live performance and a judging panel.
Valley Residential Services has enlisted participation from the following local “celebrities”.
- Katie Christianson, Dean of Students – Willow Public School
- Amy Figgins, Leonetti Cellar
- Terra Luthi, General Manager of Courtyard Marriott Walla Walla
- Andrae Bopp, Owner of Andrae’s Kitchen
- Lawson Knight, Co-founder of Intermountain Impact Investments
- Nabiel Shawa, Walla Walla City Manager
- Janet Byerley, Jazzercise
- Zachary Fraser, President of Walla Walla Sweets Baseball
- Roger Esparza, Williams Team Homes
In addition to seeing the Walla Walla Stars dance, the professionals teaching the stars will perform excerpts from their award-winning showcase “Ballroom Fever”. Audiences can expect to see breath-taking lifts, hundreds of costumes, theatrical story lines, and a variety of ballroom dance styles, from the sexy Cuban Salsa to the energetic American Swing to the elegant Viennese Waltz.
The professional dance ensemble are members of the United States National Formation Championship company in both Latin American and Standard ballroom dancing, and their company tours internationally, with more than 100 performances each year.
Valley Residential Services provides personalized support in safe, comfortable, home environments for developmentally disabled individuals, residences for veterans with rehabilitation opportunities, and family assistance services.
More information and tickets are available at www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Ticket options include: $40 Reserved Seating or $65 Reserved Seating plus admission to a VIP After Party (includes appetizers, one beverage, and dancing with the performers).
This event is made possible through the support of: E.K. Riley Investments, Coldwell Banker First Realtors, Lillie Rice Center, Express Employment Professionals, Community Bank, McDonald Zaring Insurance and Kathy Ruggeri (VRS Board Member).
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