Join Mercer Family Resource Center (FRC) for the 9th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Casper “At the Movies.” Each year Mercer FRC invites “stars” in the Casper community to partner with a professional to show off their dancing moves. This year dances will be performed to famous film scores. The lineup this year is sure to delight and entertain!
Couple #1: Susan Burk with K2 Radio and Aaron Wood with Casper College
Susan Burk was inspired to dance for Mercer FRC saying, “Well, I wouldn’t take on this challenge for just anyone. I strongly believe in the family-oriented mission of Mercer FRC, and the many programs and activities which seek to improve and enhance the families and general well-being of our community.” Aaron Wood promised that their “duet is unique, fun and uplifting all of which is so needed these days.” He has also performed at the Joyce Theatre in NYC, where all dance artists strive to perform. This will be his first time performing for Dancing with the Stars of Casper.
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Couple #2: Stephanie Hambrick with US Attorney’s Office and Chad Nelson with HUB International Mountain States Limited. Choreographer: Dodie Eskew with Rising Star
Stephanie Hambrick is pushing herself way outside her comfort zone to work with an organization for which she has “an incredible amount of respect, for the help they provide youth and families.” She has to “bust a move” to Yeah! By Usher and In Da Club by 50 Cent. Chad Nelson has graced the Dancing with the Stars of Casper stage a few times, once as a professional dancer and again for the reunion year! His favorite performance of all time was when he performed on stage in Disneyland!
Couple #3: Sloan Dickey with K2TV Wyoming’s News Leader and Liz Norcross with Lifetime Fitness
Sloan Dickey loves dancing to Party Rock Anthem because “that song makes even the most stoic person get up and rock out on the dance floor. We are going to open up a can of [whoop] on that dance floor! Watch out competitors!” Liz Norcross has delighted attendees at Dancing with the Stars of Casper year after year with her dances as a professional dancer, a dancer for the reunion year and then as a choreographer! Her favorite performance has been “dancing at Window of the World in Shenzhen, China.”
Couple #4: Mallory Pollock with Backwards Distilling Company & Casper PRIDE and Beth Jozwik with wyOMing Yoga & Massage & YMCA of Natrona County
Mallory Pollock is “proud to be the first same sex dance duo for the Mercer FRC.” Her signature dance move “is probably the Wallflower but I have been known to dance from my chair occasionally.” Beth Jozwik “didn’t need inspiration to dance for Mercer FRC because I would participate in anything that Mercer FRC was involved in!” This will be her first time dancing for Dancing with the Stars of Casper.
Couple #5: Mayor Ray Pacheco with GEAR UP Casper College and Joy Gallop with Jump Craze Trampoline Park
Mayor Ray Pacheco was a former Mercer FRC employee and is a huge supporter of the Youth Empowerment Council. He has attended Dancing with the Stars of Casper on numerous occasion and finally accepted the request to boogie. Joy Gallup said, “I love this event and love that I can dance while supporting Mercer FRC. You couldn’t put your money towards a better organization!” Joy is returning to the Dancing with the Stars of Casper stage, from her previous times as a professional dancer, a dancer for the reunion year and then as a choreographer.
Couple #6: Larry Wilson Greiner Ford of Casper & Secure Gunz Security and Mary Facciani with YMCA of Natrona County
Larry Wilson always busts a move to “any old school hip hop jams from the late 80’s to late 90’s. My signature move is twerking.” Mary Facianni was the choreographer of the People’s Choice winning dance at Dancing with the Stars of Casper 2017, and also participated in a previous dance duo. She is “passionate about the Casper and Natrona County community. I like to know that I am donating my time to such a great organization.”
For more information on Dancing with the Stars of Casper, to purchase sponsorships, tickets and to vote for People’s Choice, be sure to visit mercercasper.com or one.bidpal.net/dancing2018.