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Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars co-chair hoping for sellout

On Monday, Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars released the full list of 2018's contestants. (Courtesy Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars)
Dancing witht he Williamsburg Stars is less than a month away, and tickets are going fast. (Courtesy Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars)

Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars is right around the corner, and if you want a seat, you better move fast.

The 9th-annual fundraising dance competition is set to take place at Phi Beta Kappa Hall at William & Mary on March 3.

DWTWS Co-Chair Scott Johnston said tickets are selling quickly — even faster than in previous years. As of 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, 600 of the show’s 763 seats have been sold, with nearly a month remaining before the show.

“Usually we get really close to a sell-out in the final week,” before the show, Johnston said. “This show has built its own brand. It keeps growing on itself each year.”

Johnston also thanked Abbitt Realty for its support of the event.

Tickets range in price from $35 to $115 and can be bought either in person at the Phi Beta Kappa box office or online.

Competitors will perform various dances onstage, from the cha-cha to the waltz, according to the organization’s website. Twelve Greater Williamsburg business owners and professionals are training and practicing their best moves.

“I’m excited because I work with each of the stars and they’re all so into it this year,” Johnston said. “They’re all chomping at the bit, and I’m sure they’re starting to get nervous. ‘Oh, it’s coming up really soon, and I’m going to be in front of [almost] 800 people.’”

Johnston said the contestants are very competitive, both about their dance performances as well as the amount of money they raise for charity.

The competition raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula and Literacy for Life.

WYDaily archives were used in this story.

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