Celebrating 10 years of fundraising under the mirror ball, Volunteer and Information Quinte is, once again, setting the stage for Dancing with The Stars Quinte.
This year brings a venue change for Dancing with The Stars Quinte. The event will take place at Essroc Arena, 111 Belleville St., in Wellington.
Couples are paired with a professional dance instructor. Taking into consideration vacations and March Break, this year the couples and dance instructors are introduced to each other 14 weeks out from the date of the event to practice. They collaborate on dance style, music and costumes unique to them all in preparation for Friday, June 9.
The criteria for the tenth anniversary staging is dancers and dance instructors must have participated in any of the previous nine years of dancing. Mirror ball champions of 2016, Ryan Williams and Jennifer Keiver, will open this year’s show with a dance routine.
Teams competing this year include Cassandra Bonn and Andy Caletti with dance instructor Sheri Thompson; Lauren Franz-Reid and Chris Crawford with dance instructor Alicia Sewell; Caroline Granger and Todd Bennett with dance instructor France; Meredith Leadbetter and Michael Kelly with dance instructor Caroline Smith; Kelly McCaw and Brett Davis with instructor Daryl Geesey; Jennie Reilly and Tim Durkin with dance instructor Lisa Sinclair; Lisa Vance and Shane Hoskin with dance instructor Tawny Jackson; Gordana Vranic and Darek Wierzbicki with dance instructor Krystle Parks; and Christine Wilkinson and Richard Floyd with dance instructor Liz Lougheed-Brown.