(Dancers are being prepared)…They will be paired with their partners.
And then the practice begins. They are the participants in the 8th Annual IVROP Community Foundations Dancing With The Stars Gala. The event is similar to the Dancing with the Stars competition on television. The celebrities are all local. The purpose is to raise funds for educational Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program scholarships for students in the Imperial Valley. The local Celebrities this year are; Michael Rood, General Counsel for the County, Justin Lofton, American Stock Car Racing, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Off-Road Racing driver, Betty Tucker, Board member of Kiwanis and the Navy League of El Centro, Maria Ambriz, Superintendent of the Calexico Unified School District, Kris Becker, El Centro City Attorney and Renato Montano, Associate Superintendent of the El Centro Elementary School District. They will be competing before a panel of Judges as well as a Peoples Choice Award.