Animal Pals of Westmoreland dance-off returns reside to The Palace

Ora Sawyers

Beginner and experienced dancers will when yet again tread the boards of The Palace Theatre, as the preferred Dancing With the Famous people competitiveness returns live on May well 6.

A signature fundraiser of the Animal Good friends of Westmoreland, the dance-off was canceled in 2020 and presented in digital variety in 2021.

“It’s great to be again at The Palace,” stated AFW Government Director Kelli Brisbane. “We haven’t been there given that 2019.”

The occasion starts at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. at the theater, 21 W. Otterman St.

Beginner dancers, together with business enterprise house owners and other notable neighborhood associates, are paired with dance experts to vie for Judges’ Preference and People’s Selection awards.

Superstars and their experienced associates, respectively, are Heather Bach Huber, of Hairtini’s Salon & Skintini’s Skin Treatment, and Markus Gresko Tracy Showman, director of UPMC Working experience/Challenge Management, and Jerry Gresko Nate Nevala, district chief of staff members for point out Rep. Person Reschenthaler, and Khrystal Ferri Petagogy co-operator Ben Huber and Eve Squires Hempfield Location Faculty district trainer Zak Shuster and Judy Gresko Rodney Small, founder of Youngwood Leading Pet Providers and Prime Pet dog Therapy Workforce, and Sarah Rebitch Alicia Belli-Overly, of Shades Hair Salon, and Gary Manges and strength practitioner Carly Lutz and Dylan Pal. Pros Brittany Cooper Reilly and Laura Johnson also will dance.

Dance routines are choreographed by Johnson, TDI Ballroom and Susan Yadamec Dance Co.

Last year’s judges’ award winners, Aubrey Worek and Jackie Sobel, will open up the exhibit with a up to date dance quantity.

Worek, proprietor of Aubrey Worek Fitness in Greensburg, and Sobel, owner of Sobel’s Obscure Brewery in Jeannette, also complete dance and pole and ring routines at events all over the space.

A musical general performance by singer Aubrey Burchell, a 2021 celebrity contestant and “American Idol” veteran, will precede the 2nd act.

Team and solo performances, like jazz and faucet, by Susan Yadamec dancers also are prepared.

Worek, Sobel and Heather Cordial will serve as judges.

With event organizers however aware of covid precautions, Brisbane claimed, this year’s event will not contain food stations. At $55, the ticket rate is reduce than in earlier many years to mirror that.

“We’re hoping that folks will go out and support the community restaurants just before the celebration,” she mentioned.

Beer from Sobel’s Obscure Brewery and wine from Bella Terra Vineyards will be incorporated in the ticket cost.

Proceeds will help operations of the Youngwood-centered nonprofit, no-destroy animal shelter and adoption corporation, which also operates a farm animal sanctuary in Unity. Information and facts on the firm is available at

Tickets for the dance levels of competition are available through May perhaps 4 at Dancing With the Celebs on Ticket purchasers will choose a superstar, with a seat assigned in that celebrity’s cheering area.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Assessment employees writer. You can get hold of Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or through Twitter .

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