Three Luther College faculty members paired with three students from Luther's ballroom club go head to head in the annual "Dancing with the Luther Stars." Inspired by the popular ABC show, the event returns to bring excitement and friendly rivalry to the Luther campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
The event is sponsored by Luther College Ballroom and Swing and SAC Special Events.
Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $5, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
"Dancing with the Luther Stars" features faculty members Amanda Bailey, Luther head women's basketball coach, Joan deAlbuquerque, director of bands and associate professor of music, and Kevin Wenger, Ylvisaker hall director. Bailey is partnered with Stephen Ster, Luther senior; deAlbuquerque is partnered with Joshua Weisenburger, Luther senior; Wenger is partnered with Jessica Skjonsby, Luther senior.
The duos began practicing at the beginning of the academic year, and will each present two dances to a panel of judges. Both the judges and the audience will decide the winners. The audience will vote using a voting system available on mobile phones to choose their favorite couple, allowing them to help decide who will go home with the "Dancing with the Luther Stars" trophy.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.