Local 'stars' dance with professional dancers

The Daily Times
Audra Winters and Utah Ballroom Dance Company instructor Joe Williams finish up their routine during a rehearsal for "Dancing with Farmington's Stars" on Thursday at the Sycamore Park Community Center.

FARMINGTON – A Saturday competition will pair well-known local figures with professional dancers from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company.

Professional dancers have been working with the "celebrities" this week as they prepare for the "Dancing with Farmington's Stars" event. They will perform at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St.

Dorothy Nobis loses her focus momentarily while practicing with Utah Ballroom Dance Company instructor Collin Palian on Thursday at the Sycamore Park Community Center.

The local figures include Farmington Mayor Tommy Roberts, associate city planner Keith Neil, KOB-TV reporter Devin Neeley, emergency medical services teacher Jamie Lujan, KSJE General Manager Scott Michlin, dance studio owner Sheila Mobley, Farmington Chamber of Commerce President Audra Winters and Bloomfield communication and marketing specialist Dorothy Nobis.

Sheila Mobley, front, rehearses a salsa dance with Utah Ballroom Dance Company instructor Chris Rogowski on Thursday at the Sycamore Park Community Center.

The duos of local dancers and professional dancers will perform a 90-second ballroom dance routine. The Saturday performance will include costumes, video highlights and a local judging panel, according to a press release from the city of Farmington's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department.

The audience will vote to determine the winner, who will take home a mirror ball trophy, according to the press release.

Utah Ballroom Dance Company instructor Marina Hattan, right, rehearses a paso doble with Keith Neil in preparation for "Dancing With Farmington's Stars" on Thursday at the Sycamore Park Community Center.

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online at fmtn.org/civiccenter or by calling 505-599-1148.