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Orland Township's "Dancing with the Senior Stars" Scholarship Fundraiser Dance Tryouts
In the style of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, the Orland Township Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the Orland Township Senior Services department, is hosting “Dancing with the Senior Stars”, a dinner dance competition and fundraiser. The event will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Georgios Banquets, 8800 W. 159th Street.
Prior to the dinner dance and competition, Orland Township is hosting dance tryouts in the Orland Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; three professional dancers will judge participants based on performance. The top ten couples will move on to compete at Georgios.
The final competition will include dinner, dessert and entertainment by Mr. and Mrs. “O”, who will also accompany the competitors in a variety of musical styles, including polka, swing, jitterbug, foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha-cha, rumba and freestyle. Non-competitors will have the opportunity to vote on the performances, as well as have their own time to dance, while scores are tabulated. The winning couple will be awarded a mirror ball trophy and prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place winners.
Competition rules include that participants must be amateur dancers with no professional training, 55 years and older, routines are limited to between two and three minutes and participants must compete in all categories of the competition.
Tickets for both residents and non-residents are $25 each and will be available for purchase beginning Friday, August 17, 2012; all ages are welcome to attend the competition and dinner. All proceeds of “Dancing with the Senior Stars” will go towards the 2013 Orland Township Scholarship Foundation program, headed by Foundation President, Paul O’Grady.
For additional information or for upcoming events, please call (708) 403-4222 or visit www.orlandtwp.org.
|Where||Orland Township Administrative Offices 14807 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Seniors|
More About Orland Township Administrative Offices
Orland Township offers an array of services to about 102,000 residents living within the 36 square miles of Orland Park, Orland Hills, Tinley Park and unincorporated areas within its borders.
Townships in Illinois are responsible for providing services for those in need, assessing property for local taxes and maintaining all roads and bridges that do not fall into local, state or federal coverage.
Orland Township provides a local food pantry, a highway department, assessments, services for youth and seniors and general assistance for an array of needs including finances and emergencies. The township board meets once a month at the administrative building on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, and frequent programs are held in the adjacent activity center.