Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. - RUTLAND - Dancing with the Rutland
Stars, an exciting dance competition modeled after the successful
TV show pairing professional dancers with local celebrities, will
preform to a sold out crowd at the Paramount Theatre, Saturday.
Tickets sold fast with less than 30 available seat (of 838 total),
four days before the curtain opened.
The Rutland stars and pros
have trained long and hard perfecting their dance moves to ensure
that the competition will be hot between the transformed dancing
superstars, complete with glitter and sequins outfits.
The 2013 performance is the third such competition held in
This year's participants include: Jim Sabataso, editor of the
Rutland Reader and special sections editor at the Rutland Herald,
paired with Ana DiTursi, private ballet and dance instructor; Bill
Ackerman, of Green Mountain Marketing and Advertising paired
with Heather Brouillard, teacher at Miss Lorraine's School of Dance
and an attorney; Dave Correll, director of sales at the Best
Western Plus Inn & Suites paired with Ilene Blackman, dance
instructor; Adam King, commercial account executive at Kinney Pike
Insurance paired with Tracy Tedesco, of Peak Performance Studio and
All Star Cheer & Fitness; Steve Costello, vice president for
generation and energy innovation at Green Mountain Power paired
with Katye Robare Munger, teacher at the Center for Dance
Education; and Karri Barrett, a talented local musician and
mixologist at Roots the Restaurant paired with William Kelley,
Ph.D., owner and practitioner at Pyramid Wellness and Fitness.
The professional partners will choreograph the routines for the
couples to perform for a panel of three judges and an enthusiastic
audience. This year's judges are Burlington-based Swing Dance
instructor, David Allan; Chief Meterologist Kerrin Jeromin from Fox
44 and ABC 22 news and Emily Owens, a life-long competitive dancer
and current sophomore at UVM.
Dancing with the Rutland Stars benefits Kids on the Move,
pediatric rehabilitation program and the Pediatric Hi-Tech program
of the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.
This is a one-time opportunity to your favorite dancers while
supporting the only pediatric rehabilitation program in the
Ticket are $20 and available at The Paramount Theatre. For more
info visit www.paramountlive.org or
Photo by Vyto Starinskas courtesy of Dancing with the Rutland
Past Dancing with the Rutland Stars competitors brought
theatrics to their dance routine in 2011. Gayle Lang, from All
About Dance Grand Performance, worked with Tom Donahue, Executive
Vice President of the Rutland Chamber of Commerce - one of the