DANCING WITH THE DRAG QUEEN STARS – June 6th At CHERYL BURKE DANCE

An only-in-San Francisco event featuring Cheryl Burke from Dancing With the Stars, with Bruce Vilanch, Bebe Sweetbriar, and Donna Sachet

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

DANCING WITH THE DRAG QUEEN STARS – the world’s most fabulous, star-studded spinoff is here and only in San Francisco. The event features super dance star Cheryl Burke as celebrity judge along with Hollywood legend Bruce Vilanch and local drag celebrity Bebe Sweetbriar. The lovely Donna Sachet hosts this must-attend ballroom meets dance club event at the beautiful CHERYL BURKE DANCE flagship ballroom studio at 1830 17th Street in San Francisco.

The first semifinal is June 6th, during which five of San Francisco’s most fabulous and outrageous stars of the drag community – Suppositori Spelling, Virginia Suicide, Sable, HystErica, and Paju – compete with five of the hottest ballroom/latin dancers in the world to survive elimination on the dance floor. Two couples will be chosen to move on to the finals on August 8th, where they will compete against the winners of the second semifinal event on July 11th.

Dancing With The Drag Queen Stars

Dancing With The Drag Queen Stars

The VIP reception is from 6:00–7:00 pm with hors d’eourves and Ciroc Vodka sponsored open bar. Don’t miss this unique meet and mingle photo-opportunity with Cheryl, Bruce, VIP hostess Sister Roma, and all the DWTDQ stars. At 7:00 pm the doors open for general admission, with an optional but strongly encouraged free salsa lesson with headmistress Emily Coles.

The competition kicks off at 8:30 pm, with dance music masterfully supplied by Superstar DJ Thonsey before, during, and after. Recording artist Caroline Lund makes a sensational appearance as featured guest performer for the evening.

DJ THONSEY and CAROLINE LUND

DJ THONSEY and CAROLINE LUND

All tickets include 2 free beverage coupons, as well as FREE admission to Wunderland, San Francisco’s hottest new late night dance club experience, and the official afterparty of “Dancing with the Drag Queen Stars”. VIP Ticket – $100 from 6:00–11pm including cocktails and hors d’oeurves reception with Cheryl Burke and the Stars, stagefront table seating for the event. Table Seating Only – $50 from 7:00–11:00 pm General Admission: $20 or $25 at door from 7:00–11:00 pm. Click here for more information: DANCING WITH THE DRAG QUEEN STARS

SEÁN MARTINFIELD and CHERYL BURKE. Photo, Patrik Gallineaux

SEÁN MARTINFIELD and CHERYL BURKE. Photo, Patrik Gallineaux

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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