January 18th was an exciting evening as we partnered with the Utah Ballroom Dance Company to put on our first Dancing with the Panorama Stars event! Four employees and four residents were each paired with a professional dancer to learn a unique dance routine. The auditorium was bursting at the seams with audience members eager to watch their neighbors and friends perform live on stage! All dancers were decked out in flashy costumes as they performed their 90-second routines before facing a panel of three judges (also made up of residents and employees). Praise and playful criticism were dished out in equal measure but ultimately there could only be one star.
The crowned champion of the 2019 Dancing with the Panorama Stars is Alfred Lacanlale! Alfred has been a much loved server at our Seventeen51 Restaurant & Bistro for three years. The crowd was thrilled to see him win and a few of them will expect him to have a fancy kick in his step the next time he waits on their table.
Congratulations to Alfred and to all the participants for having the courage and spirit to put on such an impressive show!