Practice and preparation continues for Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style.
Dancing pro Jill Grundstrom has been working with her dancing team, Elizabeth Peterson-Stelwagen and her husband Landon. Grundstrom is competing in the event, so she also practices with her partner, Eric Dompierre. She meets with them once a week.
She said she is surprised how committed all of the participants are, especially since it is something “above and beyond” the participants do in their lives.
Some pairs have been practicing at home and watching videos of the dances to become more prepared.
Leaning a new dance takes a lot of work, both physically and mentally. Grundstrom said not only are the dancers responsible for themselves, but for their partners as well.
Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style will take place May 23 at the Forest Roberts Theatre.
Eight couples will be competing to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy in the event that benefits the Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation. Voting for a “Fan Favorite” couple takes place online until May 22 at www.uphomehealth.org.