This year’s Dancing with the Shuswap Stars comes with a TV twist. Avery Shoaf, one of the stars’ of the program Rust Valley Restorers will also be a star on the dance floor. And we know Avery’s quite a character. For example, Avery’s favourite style of dance is pole dancing… but there won’t be a pole at this event! (Sorry, Avery!). Avery says his favourite hobby is aggravating Rust Valley Restorers co-star Mike Hall. But ultimately Avery has agreed to lace up some dancing shoes, and possibly even dress in fancy clothes in order to help out Shuswap Hospice.
Instructor Heather Stranks
As co-owner of City Dance, Heather has been involved with this event since it’s inception. She is happy to be able to help raise funds for the Larch Hills Chalet and Shuswap Hospice as well as helping to bring dance to the forefront in the Shuswap. In addition to her dance career, Heather has been a figure skating coach in the Okanagan for over 35 years. Some of her dance and choreographic work include performances with Big Apple Productions and the Vernon Glee Club. She has participated in dance seminars and competitions in Vancouver, Seattle, Calgary, Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mexico. When not dancing or skating Heather enjoys spending time with her family and skiing. She hopes you thoroughly enjoy this year’s Dancing with the Shuswap Stars.