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Dancing with the Stars: Delta style

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Get ready to be entertained and support your favorite nonprofit all at the same time. Delta County's Dancing with the Stars is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Delta County Performing Arts Center, with six local dance teams performing to raise funds for six area nonprofits.

Choreographers Gena Rose, Kayln Bruington, Kristine Weiszbrod and Lenore Cambria are challenged with creating two unique routines for the untrained dancers to perform at the event. Rehearsals are already underway, and Reve Portraits has provided each team with a professional photo shoot and promotional posters. As the dancers perform on behalf of their nonprofit, they will be competing for the coveted Judge's Choice and People's Choice awards, where audience members will vote via their smartphones at the performance.

Each nonprofit, in partnership with their dance team, will fundraise through sponsorship packages, VIP tickets, and sales of general admission tickets prior to the event. Team sponsors and overall event sponsors will receive a VIP pass to "A Star Struck Evening," slated for Aug. 24 at the Grand Mesa Arts and Event Center in Cedaredge. The invitation-only event will bring together dancers, choreographers, nonprofits, and sponsors for an evening of music and dancing, with Altrusa International of Delta serving up an array of tasty appetizers.

Nonprofits and dance teams participating in the Delta DWTS event on Aug. 25 are:

• Naomi's Hope Project, Ken and Tracy Brown;

• CASA of the 7th Judicial District, Alberto Mejia and Aggie Unda;

• Grand Mesa Arts and Event Center, Rachel and Bill Van Houten;

• Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail, Tristan and Lee Redepenning;

• The Abraham Connection, Deborah and Ken Shaffer;

• Families Plus, Starbeam Studio dancers Emma Wise, Willa Clay, Jayren Botts and Olivia Tyan.

Tickets may be purchased from the participating nonprofits or dance teams, the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce. For sponsorship information, call 970-209-5320.

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