Carson-area celebrities compete at Spring Ball dinner-dance



High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s sixth annual anniversary Spring Ball dinner-dance is set for April 27 at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St.

The semi-formal/formal-attire evening begins with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. The “Local Celebrities Who Think They Can Dance” contest starts at 6:30 p.m., with the audience voting for the winners. Celebrity dancers are Jeff Pace, owner of Artsy Fartsy art gallery; Joy Evans, Carson City Convention and Visitors Center events planner; Lisa Schuette, Carson Middle School health teacher and founder of the Carson Animal Services Initiative; Tonya Champa, Nevada Appeal advertising account manager; and Jim Shirk, Carson City supervisor, competing against his wife, Michelle.

A buffet dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with dancing to a variety of DJ music throughout the evening. Raffle prizes of services and goods from local merchants and individuals will be awarded throughout the evening.

The cost is $30. To reserve a will-call ticket, go to or call 530-544-8745, 775-225-6437 or 775-629-9369 by April 24; no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, go to www.high or call the numbers above.

The nonprofit High Sierra Swing Dance Club hosts monthly social dances at the Brewery Arts Center and informal swing dancing every Tuesday evening at El Charro Avitia restaurant in Carson City. For information, call 775-629-9369 or go to


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