RTV6 put three Indiana celebrities to the test in a take-off of ABCs summer hit, Dancing with the Stars.
Each celebrity worked with an Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructor to learn a one-minute routine. After only a few days of practice, all three contestants and their instructors performed in front a live audience. Now its up to you to decide the winner!All three performances are being featured on RTV6 this week during The Morning News (5-7 am), but you can view all three routines right here on TheIndyChannel.com and vote for your favorite! Voting ends next Tuesday and the winner will be announced Wednesday, July 6 on The Morning News.
Tom Berg, RTV6 Morning Traffic Reporterwww.TheIndyChannel.com
Tom has been in broadcasting since 1983 and has worked for various radio stations around the state. For the past four years Tom has been working for Metro Network traffic reporting service for radio and television stations in Indianapolis. Toms Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructor Patti has more than 25 years of experience, as a manager, choreographer, teacher and judge. She and Tom performed a jazzy Jitterbug Swing. Tom said, I love swing dancing and this is a great way to show it off.
Ebony Hoffman, Indiana Fever CenterIndiana Fever
Ebony is in her second year with the Indiana Fever, after being chosen in the first round of 2004 WNBA Draft. Ebony was named to the 2003 USA World Championship for Young Women Team and is most recently a recipient of the WNBA Off-season Community Assist Award. Ebony worked with certified Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructor and choreographer, Tony. They teamed up for tantalizing Tango. About the competition Ebony said, "Its been fun. We totally have it in the bag!"
Dave Smiley, WZPL Smiley Morning ShowWZPL
Dave is the host of The Smiley Morning Show, heard weekdays on WZPL, 99.5 FM. Daves been in radio since 1991 and has worked all over the country from Des Moines to San Diego to Phoenix and now here in Indy. Dave was taught by Arthur Murray Studio Dancer Suzi, who is a certified instructor, choreographer, and competition dancer. Dave and Suzi performed a routine mixed with Cha-Cha, The Hustle, and in the spirit of Napoleon Dynamite! Dave said, "I think its awesome. Its been a lot of hard work I was born to dance!"
You can learn more about Arthur Murray Dance Studios, the dance routines, and dance lessons at Arthur Murray.