WCBI NEWS at 6- 10/31/2020
Dancing with the king - 10/30/20
Instructor benjamin pryor has choreographed eight routines for this year's "dancing with the king."
For one of the routines, his dance partner is dr lindsay brett, principal of plantersville middle school.
They are dancing to "suspicious minds."
Nats 'dancing with the king' features amateur, professional and celebrity dance competitions.
All routines are set to elvis songs.
This year, "dancing with the king' is going virtual, so dancers are taping their routines which will be shown on a livestream program friday and saturday evenings.
While the online event is free to watch, 'dancing with the king' also raises money to provide dance scholarships for young people.
"we definitely want to preserve the arts, we don't want to lose something as precious as the arts and the history behind this event too."
Gemi moore is also a professional dance instructor with the dance studio of tupelo.
She is my partner for the celebrity dance competition.
We are dancing a night club two step to 'power of my love' nats gemi says the scholarships she received because of previous "dancing with the king' events helped her develop her talent for ballroom dance.
"without those scholarships i wouldn't have been able to do as much, have the opportunities i have now , it's very beneficial for children, i experienced it when i was a student."
The virtual program will also feature students from plantersville middle school, who will perform ballroom dance routines to elvis songs.
Lessons for those students are made possible because of funds raised through "dancing with the king" , the event that celebrates elvis' music, ballroom dance and brings the arts to young people.
In tupelo, allie martin, wcbi news