The Foundation of CVPH and the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club will sponsor “Dancing with the Plattsburgh Stars,” a dance competition this November based on the popular ABC television show "Dancing with the Stars" that will feature local celebrities. The event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 19, at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road.
Leita King, organizer of the first-time venture, said the event will be great fun and feature various forms of dance.
“We already have a number of dancers and dance instructors signed up, although we are looking for a few more,” said King, a social worker with the Adirondack Region Medical Home and member of Sunrise Rotary.
King explained that anyone will be able to vote on-line in advance for their favorites with votes costing $1 each. Audience members at the event will be able to vote before and after the performances.
Dancers will be in training with local dance instructors to refine their skills prior to the big night. King said Center Stage, Guibord’s School of Dance, Middle Eastern Dance, CV Fitness and North Country Squares have already volunteered their time and talents to help the dancing stars in their training.
Dancers who have already committed include local attorney Michelle Liberty, Behavioral Health Services North president and CEO Harry Cook, Denton Publications editor Jeremiah S. Papineau, Champlain National Bank president Jon Cooper, CVPH Human Resources vice president Shaun Smith, Plattsburgh High School teacher Janet Booth and an eight-person contingent from Sunrise Rotary that will dance under the tutelage of Dave Davis of the North Country Squares.
Proceeds from the event will benefit community service projects of the Foundation of CVPH and the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club.
Anyone interested in participating in Dancing with the Plattsburgh Stars may contact King at 315-591-1139.