SUU's Dancing with the Stars
March 27, 2013
Arts and Entertainment
Experience the thrilling spectacle of ballroom dancers and local “stars” as they burn the floor with their intoxicating rhythms, precise connections, and exhilarating tempos. Southern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company presents Dancing with the Stars on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in the Centrum Arena on Southern Utah University campus. The experience begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for all students. To purchase tickets, please call (435) 865-8375 or purchase through an SUU Ballroom Dance Company member. Tickets may also be purchased through the SUU box office (435-586-7872) located at the Centrum Arena, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Partnerships each made up of a “star” from the local community and a ballroom dancer from SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company are teamed together for a sizzling display of talent and fun. Dancing with the Stars features popular dances like the romantic Rumba, stealthy Tango, 70’s Hustle, fast Quickstep, rhythmic Salsa, flirty Cha Cha, classic Viennese Waltz, and the swingin’ Swing.
This year’s stars feature Sasha Bennion; Mo Bridges; Eva Chau; Johnny Oh, Director of the Betty McDonald Pre-Med Institute/Asian Integration at SUU; Jeff Hertig; Lance Lowry; Bryan Werber, Teacher at Canyon View High School; Dez Curtis, Radio DJ from the Rob and Dez Show.
The judges slated for this evening are Kay Andersen, Associate Professor of Dance, Chair of Theatre Arts & Dance; Katy Huntsman, SUU Ballroom Dance Alumni; and Jimmy Lea, SUU Ballroom Dance Alumni and Business Owner.
The event’s popularity with the audience has made it one of the most anticipated performances of the year at SUU according to Andrea Johnson, Company Director for SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. “Dancing with the Stars involves our audience like no other performance. The judges select two of the three finalists based on highest total judged score, but the audience picks the third couple to compete in the final round. Ultimately, the winner is selected by audience vote! This method gives the stars an edge on their competition. That is why Dancing with the Stars is our biggest event of the year- our audience has the power to pick the winner! We can't wait to see you on the 27th to help cast your vote!”