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Dancing With The W2 Stars @ Gesa Power House Theatre

Local Walla Walla celebrities will take to the Gesa Power House Theatre stage on October 13 at 7 PM, for the Third Annual "Dancing with the W2 Stars", presented by Banner Bank - a fundraising event for Valley Residential Services. 


Local participants will be paired with professional dancers and have a week of rehearsals to learn a ballroom dance routine before the live performance and a judging panel.


Valley Residential Services has enlisted participation from a fantastic lineup of local "celebrities".


• Ruthell Martinez – Community Council
• Claudia Garcia – E.K. Riley Investments
• Jan Corn – Impress Salon
• Lindsey Oldridge – Providence St. Mary Foundation
• Bryan Ponti - Baker Boyer Bank
• Donald Davis – Milton Freewater School District
• Jonathan Grant – Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
• Brian Gaines – Wall 2 Wall Furniture & Mattress


Judges/Past dancers:
Chris Coates – Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
Terra Luthi – Eritage Resort 
Scott Peters – Columbia Rural Electric Association (CREA)
Jodi Worden (Past Champion) – Walla Walla Community College
Lawson Knight (Past Champion) - Edward Jones


Give your favorite dancer a leg up in the competition. You can help support the cause by donating money in the name of your favorite dancer! This will give them extra points and help them in the competition. All the proceeds from donations, ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisements from Dancing with the W2 Stars go to benefit Valley Residential Services in Walla Walla, WA. For more information on your stars, go to


Enjoy the competition and then join us after the winner is announced for our FREE after party, sponsored by Lloyds Insurance. Join W2 Stars and professional dancers upstairs in the Electric Lounge for some high energy dancing from 9 PM-11 PM.


In addition to seeing the Walla Walla Stars dance, the professionals from Utah Ballroom Dance Co. will be teaching the stars to perform excerpts from their award-winning showcase "Ballroom Fever". Audiences can expect to see breath-taking lifts, hundreds of costumes, theatrical storylines, and a variety of ballroom dance styles, from the sexy Cuban Salsa to the energetic American Swing to the elegant Viennese Waltz. 


The professional dance ensemble is members of the United States National Formation Championship Company in both Latin American and Standard ballroom dancing, and their company tours internationally, with more than 100 performances each year.


For more information contact Betsy Hadden, Fresh Marketing & Events 509.629.1503


Valley Residential Services provides personalized support in safe, comfortable, home environments for developmentally disabled individuals, and residences for veterans with rehabilitation opportunities, and family assistance services.

Saturday, October 13 at 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North 6th Ave, Walla Walla, WA, USA

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