Entertainment briefs: Louis Van Amstel; Pyrotecnico contest
Dance champion Louis Van Amstel, of the ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” is coming to Westmoreland County on March 18 and 19 to teach his “LaBlast Master Class.”
The partner-free dance fitness program turns components of ballroom dances, like the Cha Cha and Jive, into a calorie-torching workout. The LaBlast DVD series for home workouts came out in 2011.
The dancer most recently paired with actress Sabrina Bryan on “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” last season, but he is sitting out this season of the hit show, which premieres on Monday.
Van Amstel will be teaching at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. March 18 at Galaxy Fit Club in North Huntingdon. Details: 724-861-8999. He will teach at the same time slots on March 19 at Westmoreland Athletic Club in Greensburg. Details: 724-832-7050. The cost is $20. Call the venues to register.
— Kellie B. Gormly
Pyrotecnico, the Lawrence County-based fireworks company that is putting on PyroFest Memorial Day weekend at Hartwood Acres, is seeking creative people to choreograph the display.
The “Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Challenge invites people to choreograph their own professional fireworks show, and the winner will get to produce his or her show live to kick off the night activities at PyroFest. The winner also will get two tickets to the show with backstage access, travel expenses for two, and the firing systems and products needed to produce the show.
You can enter the contest by downloading and submitting an entry form at www.pyrofest.com/fantasyinthesky.html Contestants will then create their show using the Finale Fireworks Pro software available at a discount at www.finalefireworks.com Contestants will create an 8- to 10-minute show. The contest is open until April 15. For more information about the may event, visit www.pyrofest.com
— Kellie B. Gormly