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March 23, 2017  -  Tupelo Journal / Elvis Express Radio
TUPELO – Slip into your blue suede shoes and get ready to dance through the weekend in Tupelo with Dancing with the King.

The fourth annual event, designed to celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s music and provide scholarships for young dancers in the community, starts Friday at the Summit Center
in Tupelo, with events lasting through the weekend.

Scholarships are funded through ticket sales for the weekend’s many different events, from Friday’s sock-hop to Saturday night’s gala.

“We try to encourage young people to get involved because it helps build their confidence and ability to communicate with each other,” said Rubye Del Harden, the event’s co-
chairman. “It also gives a safe, family-friendly place to go.”

The weekend is presented by the Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club, with help from the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Rotary Club of Tupelo, Mississippi Hills National
Heritage Area and the Elaine Dundy and Roy Turner Endowment for the Arts.

The fun starts Friday with a welcome party and sock-hop hosted by the fan club, including refreshments, music and, of course, an opportunity for everyone to dance.

Saturday will include workshops as well as an exclusive tour of Elvis’ Tupelo from Elvis Presley historian Roy Turner, taking guests through many Tupelo landmarks, including some
little-known gems.

Saturday afternoon offers amateur dancers an opportunity to strut their stuff to their favorite Elvis tunes. Saturday night’s gala is a professional dance competition, with live music
from Elvis tribute artist Jack Curtis.

Sunday’s ballroom competition allows dancers to demonstrate their ability to lead and follow in traditional ballroom dancing.

Individual tickets, as well as package prices, are available for the weekend, allowing you to pick and choose the events you want to attend.
“This is a great way to experience Tupelo at its finest,” Harden said.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit
dancingwiththeking.com or call (662) 687-2188.