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Dancing with the Rutland Stars 2013 cast announced

RUTLAND- By day, they work as an editor, a head of retail, a director of sales, a commercial insurance executive, a vice president, and a mixologist; but on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. the Paramount Theater will open and they will show how they have been transformed into dancing superstars, compete with glitter and sequins.

Modeled after the highly successful television show, Dancing with the Rutland Stars will pair area professional dancers with local celebrities and will benefit Kids on the Move, pediatric rehabilitation program and the Pediatric Hi-Tech program of the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.

This year's participants, who will complete weeks of intensive training, include: Jim Sabataso, editor of the Rutland Reader and special sections editor at the Rutland Herald, Bill Ackerman, head of retail at The Vermont Country Store; Dave Correll, director of sales at the Best Western Plus Inn & Suites; Adam King, commercial account executive at Kinney Pike Insurance; Steve Costello, vice president for generation and energy innovation at Green Mountain Power, and Karri Barrett, a talented local musician and mixologist at Roots the Restaurant.

Their professional partners are: Ana DiTursi, private ballet and dance instructor; Katye Robare Munger, teacher at the Center for Dance Education; William Kelley, Ph.D., owner and practitioner at Pyramid Wellness and Fitness; Karen Graham, owner of Vermont Swing Dance Championships; Tracy Tedesco, professional fitness instructor at Peak Performance Studio and All Star Cheer & Fitness; and Heather Brouillard, teacher at Miss Lorraine's School of Dance and an attorney.

Professional partners will choreograph each routine and couples will perform before a panel of judges. Judges include Burlington-based Swing Dance instructor, David Allan; Chief Meterologist Kerrin Jeromin from Fox 44 News and ABC 22 news and Emily Owens, a life-long competitive dancer and current sophomore at the University of Vermont.

Tickets will go on sale in September at the Paramount Box office for $20 each. For more info visit www.rutlandheatlfhoundation.org.