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
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.