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Steamboat’s 8th annual Dancing with the Stars tickets go on sale Monday

Dancing with the Stars star Chuck Cerasoli and choreographer Deb Curd-Kinnecome perform a disco-inspired dance. (Photo courtesy of Drew Mulford)

Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect that Alisa Bonelli is chair of the Dancing with the Stars event, and Nicole Stone is a member of the Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA board.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jazz squares, chasses, flips and spins will soon be debuted at the eighth annual Dancing with the Stars.

If you go

What: 8th annual Dancing with the Stars
When: March 9
Where: Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Road.
Tickets: Go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11; available online at stringsmusicfestival.com.

The charity event, which raises funds for Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA, will be held March 9, and tickets for the event go on sale Monday, Feb. 11, on the Strings Music Festival website. Tickets typically sell out fast, and people are encouraged to secure their tickets soon.

“Each year, we have a list of recommendations from past dancers, compiled with committee member ideas,” said Nicole Stone, a CASA board member. “We call around to see who is interested until we get our eight fabulous stars.”

Featured stars and choreographers for 2019 includes the following.

  • Steamboat Springs Police Officer Lisa Wilson and choreographer Janet Peasley
  • Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman and choreographer Nicole LeDuc
  • Michael Guerrero, general manager of The Laundry, and choreographer Rachel Radetsky
  • Dallas Bailes, owner and medical director of Steamboat Emergency Center, and choreographer Andrea Kortas
  • Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs concessionaire Loretta Conway and choreographer Benjamin Spiegel
  • Steamboat Springs teacher Erin Early and choreographer Roddy Beall
  • UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center COO Soniya Fidler and choreographer Scott Goodhart
  • Old Town Hot Springs fitness instructor Marietta Roberts and choreographer Traci Haitt

Having rehearsed since November, the teams have each diligently worked to develop routines and, through the process, have taken a leap beyond their comfort zones.

“It’s the community members that make this event what it is today,” Stone said. “They dance on stage in front of a 500-plus person crowd and end with huge smiles on their faces, being proud for what they accomplished.”

With new faces and a few returning choreographers, the variety of dance styles includes Broadway, swing and hip hop, to name a few.

“There is always a lot of energy and excitement during this event, and this year will be no different,” said Alisa Bonelli, chair of the Dancing with the Stars event. “The teams really work hard on their performances. I can already see from the bits and pieces I have seen that it is going to be a phenomenal show.”

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.


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