'Dancing with the Luther Stars'

Three Luther College staff members paired with three students from Luther's ballroom club go head to head in the annual performance of "Dancing with the Luther Stars."

Inspired by the popular ABC show, the event returns for the third season to bring excitement and friendly rivalry to the Luther campus at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

The event is sponsored by Luther College Ballroom and Swing, Student Senate 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 staff members Bradley Phillips, Luther campus programming assistant and box office manager, Erin Zidlicky, Luther Help Desk lead, and Justin Scardina, Luther catering director. Phillips is partnered with Kjerstin Nelson, Luther senior; Zidlicky is partnered with Jason Sczypiorski, Luther senior; Scardina is partnered with Natalie Wade, Luther senior.  

This year, along with the chance to be Luther's next dance "star," the dancers will also be competing for a charity of their choice. A portion of the show's proceeds will go to each of the charities selected. Phillips is competing for Decorah's Community Free Clinic; Zidlicky is competing for Decorah Kids Lunch Club; and Scardina is competing for Stop Hunger. Donations will also be accepted at the doors if there is further interest in supporting these charities.

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.

Dancing with the Luther Stars