WCU community to compete in ‘Dancing with the Catamounts’

Western Carolina University dance students matched with faculty and staff members will compete in a “Dancing with the Stars”-style event called “Dancing with the Catamounts” at 7 p.m. on April 20 in Hoey Auditorium.

The event costs $5 and will be accepted in cash only at the door.

The groups had 10 weeks to rehearse routines representing a range of dance styles, including hip-hop, jazz and cha-cha, for the competition. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite performers for Audience Choice awards.

Competition judges include Amy Dowling, a dance instructor in the School of Stage and Screen; Heidi Turlington, a lecturer in the School of Teaching and Learning who also teaches ballroom dance; and Mary Six Rupert, a former Rockette.

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