Shuswap stars learning the dance moves

The second edition of Shuswap Dancing With the Stars runs Nov. 17

Dancers had their first lesson as a group in preparation for the Second Annual Dancing with the Shuswap Stars event that will take place on Nov. 17.

As an example of the popularity for participating in this event, one couple had to drop out due to health concerns, but within days a new couple stepped up to take part in the event.

Roxy Roth and Dan Murray will be learning the hustle with instructor Orlando Robertson. While Fran Burman will not be competing this year along with Dr. Stacy Kirkman, we are fortunate to have her daughter, Richelle Zurouski, along with dancers from Shuswap Dance Center, perform a mesmerizing showcase number that will set the tone for the evening’s entertainment.

Along with a whole new slate of competitors, a new cast of showcase numbers is planned to entertain the audience.

Once again The Waxmen and the Klister Sisters, a seven-piece garage band will be offering up a blistering array of rock and classic music for dancing enjoyment between competitions and showcase numbers. BC Sound will once again provide sound and lights.

The organizing committee has been meeting to ensure the audience once again gets full value.

A gala list of entertainment will offer variety for every taste – speaking of which, Diane Cadden and her team will once again be providing delicious appies and refreshments, along with a full cash bar.

Although it had been advertised that pre-voting is part of this year’s event, it has instead been decided to have all votes cast at the event itself.

This year, all ticket sales are being handled by Wearabouts and will begin on Oct. 2. There will be a limited number of reserved tables available. Full payment must be provided to reserve a table. Once all of the reserved tables have been booked, all other seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Businesses who might wish to use this event as part of their Christmas celebration are advised to make arrangements early in October, as tickets will most likely be sold out by the end of the month – if last year’s sales are any indication.

In other words, buy early and avoid the disappointment that some people experienced last year.

-Contributed by Val Heckrodt, organizer

Shuswap Dancing With the Stars