Wu, Gurzynski combine styles for Dancing with the Local Stars

October 7, 2018

Deb Wu and Kyle Gurzynski admit that they are very competitive, and it’s a shared trait they hope to utilize as they prepare to compete in Dancing with the Local Stars.

According to the pair’s choreographer, Alissa Bly of Letha Fulton’s School of Dance, the first thing Wu said when they met was, “What do we have to do to win?”

So, as they prepare for the competition at Lincoln Hills Golf Club on Oct. 13, they are laser-focused on making their routine energetic and fun for the crowd.

Their dance combines hip-hop and salsa to music of the 2000s. It’s fast-paced and includes lifts, flips and drops designed to grab the audience’s attention. And Wu, Gurzynski and Bly all reported that they are still changing their moves just two weeks before the event.

“We’re very demanding,” Gurzynski said. “Alissa will put something together and we’ll say, ‘We don’t like that; let’s try this.’ Alissa’s been amazing on the fly. Without her, there’s no way we’d be able to put a whole dance together.”

The goal of Dancing with the Local Stars is to raise funds for the Ludington Area School District’s Oriole Foundation. Eight couples will be performing and competing for donations to the foundation and for trophies in three categories: Judges’ Choice, Most Entertaining

See full story in Saturday’s Ludington Daily News print of e-Edition

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