Dancing With The King, presented by the Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club, is a perfect event for Tupelo’s festival season. Dancing With The King, now in its third year, is slated for April 22 – 24.
The event is designed to pay tribute to Elvis’musical legacy through dance. Call Charlise Latour at (662) 687-2188 to purchase tickets.
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The Dancing With The King fan package includes a Friday night Sock Hop at the Elvis Presley Birthplace; a Saturday morning unique tour of Elvis’ childhood haunts led by Tupelo Elvis Historian, Roy Turner; admission to the Saturday afternoon amateur show dance competition; tickets to theSaturday evening dinner dance and professional dance competition; and admission to the ballroom dance competition on Sunday. Tickets for the fan package are only $99 per person. Individual weekend sessions may be purchased separately, as well.
All competitors in the show dance competition on Saturday afternoon will be dancing to Elvis’ music, chosen from more than 800 of his songs. People often comment that they hear Elvis songs at this event they have never heard him sing before.
The Saturday evening gala begins at 6:30 pm. It features a catered dinner, the best of the best from the afternoon amateur competition and professional dancers dancing to their favorite Elvis songs. There will also be a performance by popular Elvis tribute artist, Jack Curtis. All Saturday events will be at Shelton Hall at St. James Catholic Church except for the tour.
Dancing With The King is a charitable event designed to raise money for dance scholarships. At the event itself, there will be more than 80 baskets given away which will be filled with donations from area merchants. Anyone who wants to enjoy a great evening out including dinner and a great show will truly enjoy Dancing With The King.
The presenting sponsor for Dancing With The King is The Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club. Dancing With The King is also sponsored in part by the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, the MDA Tourism Division, the Elaine Dundy and Roy Turner Endowment for the Arts and the City of Tupelo and many other individuals and businesses in Northeast Mississippi.
Dancing With The KingTM is a special project of the CREATE Foundation. Sponsorship contributions made through CREATE are tax deductible.