The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

February 13, 2014

Ballroom with a Twist to feature stars from TV shows

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Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE —

CROCKETT — Do you like “Dancing With The Stars”, “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance?”

The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is bringing the stars and finalists of these hit TV shows to Crockett for a special one-night event, “Ballroom with a Twist” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at Crockett Civic Center.

“Ballroom with a twist is an evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances that push the boundaries of ballroom dance, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest contemporary and 'hip-hop styles,” a PWFAA news release said. “It's the who's who of the dance and singing world joining together for an evening of grace, athleticism and passion.”

“Dancing with the Stars” hot-shot pros are joined by “American Idol” finalists along with “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists. “Dancing with the Stars” Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel's choreography brings a new level of excitement and flash to this family-friendly evening.

“Ballroom with a Twist” brings a frenzy of sizzling dance moves by professional international dancers spanning the moves of Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Jive.

“As if the dancers aren't enough to keep you ogling at smooth moves and high kicks, several of your favorite 'American Idol' finalists join the bill with their powerhouse hit songs,” a news release said.

The stars include “Dancing With The Stars” professional troupe member Oksana Dmytrenko, “American Idol” finalists Gina Glocksen (season six) and Von Smith (season eight) along with "So You Think You Can Dance" finalists Randi Lynn Strong, Jonathan Platero (Season Five) and Legacy (season six).

Tickets start at $32 and are available online at www.pwfaa.org. or by calling the Piney Woods Fine Arts Assoc. office at 936-544-4276 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The show is sponsored by Citizen’s National Bank and Walmart and presented by PWFAA in association with KIVY/KMVL, Houston County Courier, Messenger and County Life magazine.

For more information regarding any of PWFAA’s events please go to www.pwfaa.org or follow on Facebook to receive current updates and announcements.