For the third year in a row, Walla Walla celebrities will take to the stage at Gesa Power House Theatre on October 13 at 7:00 p.m. for the annual “Dancing with the W2 Stars” 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 a fantastic lineup of local “celebrities.”
W2 Stars Dancers:
- Ruthell Martinez – Community Council
- Claudia Garcia – E.K. Riley Investments
- Jan Corn – Impress Salon
- Greer Buchanan – Providence St. Mary Foundation
- Bryan Ponti – Baker Boyer Bank
- Donald Davis – Milton Freewater School District
- Jonathan Grant – Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
- Brian Gaines – Wall 2 Wall Furntiture & Mattress
W2 Stars Judges:
- Chris Coates, Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
- Terra Luthi, Eritage Resort
- Scott Peters, Columbia Rural Electric Association (CREA)
- Jodi Worden (Past Champion), Walla Walla Community College
Master of Ceremonies:
- Lawson Knight
Give your favorite dancer a leg up in the competition. You can help support the cause by donating money in the name of your favorite dancer! This will give them extra points and help them in the competition. All the proceeds from donations, ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisements from Dancing with the W2 Stars go to benefit Valley Residential Services in Walla Walla. For more information on this year’s Stars, go to www.w2stars.com.
Enjoy the competition and then join us after the winner is announced for our FREE after party. Join W2 Stars and professional dancers upstairs in the Electric Lounge for some high energy dancing from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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.
Reserved seating tickets ($40) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
|(Lillie Rice Center)|
|After Party Presented By|
|Silver Star Sponsors|
|Bob and Jill Zagelow|
|Jim and Sarah Michelson|