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Meet ‘Dancing With the Stars of Casper’ judges and special guests

Stick around for the Grand Finale like never before, by Betsy Bower with Inferno Metalworks and her partner Gabe Phillips (photo courtesy of Hawkins Daniels).

In a world where the river runs cold, and the wind blows colder, Mercer Family Resource Center is heating things up with the 8th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Casper- At the Movies! Enjoy a night of delicious food, unique auction items and of course live entertainment featuring Casper celebrities and experts performing routines to your favorite movie soundtracks, not to mention competing for the daddy of them all- the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is given to the couple who raises the highest total votes in dollars. Every $1 gives a dance duo 1 vote, so “show me the money” and vote as many times as you’d like!

However, do not fret, all the dancing duos will be recognized for their hard work and amazing talent with the help of celebrity and professional judges, awarding prizes in multiple areas of expertise! In addition to awards for various techniques, this year there will also be a Judges’ Choice!

Introducing our Academy Judges:

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Kevin Hawley with Downtown Development Authority was inspired to support Mercer FRC through judging this year’s dances “because of all the great things they do for the community.”

Sean Ingledew with The City of Casper & Hagen in the Grainbox band “figured if Chad Lore, who participated as a dancer last year, could go up there and let it all out, then surely I could bring myself to learn about and observe what these awesome performers do.”

Clint Saunders with Clint Saunders Photography & Outlaw Theatre Productions “hopes to see something creative and unexpected…I think it is a great organization, a fantastic cause, and a fun event and I was thrilled when asked if I could be a judge.”

Tonya Willadson with Dance Evolutions, Inc. has been with Dancing with the Stars of Casper since its inception providing choreography, dancers and her expertise for the past 8 years! “This event combines my dedication to programs that support the well-being of children & families with my passion for dance.”

Joann True with True Oil LLC is “incredibly impressed with Mercer’s activities in the community and was thrilled to be asked to participate in this way to help the organization to meet its goals. I am so excited to see all of the performances from all of the contestants. It takes a lot of bravery from them, not to mention all of their hard work!” Christina Reed with Christina’s Bridal, donates tuxedos and formal wear to Dancing with the Stars of Casper every year! She was a professional performer herself and has attended a live show of Dancing with the Stars, so she is sure to have great insight!

Don’t forget, “nobody puts baby in a corner!” You will be delighted with a Grand Opening dance presented by Dance Evolutions, Inc. choreographed by Tonya Willadson, Gabby Butler and Tayla Davis. Stick around for the Grand Finale like never before, by Betsy Bower with Inferno Metalworks and her partner Gabe Phillips (photo courtesy of Hawkins Daniels). Rumor has is that there may even be fire and acrobatics!

So, go ahead dancers, “make my day!” Come find out who wins which award, including judges’ choice, excellence in technique, showmanship, partner connection, outstanding theme, and crowd appeal. And the winner is…

Dancing with the Stars of Casper- At the Movies! Coming to the Casper Events Center near you on October 27th, 2018 at 6PM. Purchase your tickets, sponsorship, or check out our dancing cast and vote for People’s Choice today at