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Dancers practicing their moves ahead of Dancing with the LV Stars competition

Event raises money for the Freddy Awards

EASTON, Pa. - The countdown is on for six people to put their best foot forward during the "Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars" competition.

Participants are still learning the moves, but organizers say the competitive juices are flowing.

Participants have been practicing since Sunday. They've got the moves, and money raised will go to a great cause.

They are learning the moves to dances like the cha cha and the quick step.

"Making sure I remember what's next, what I am doing next and thankfully I have a one two counter right here," said Lindsey Knupp, vice president of marketing and entertainment for the Lehigh Valley Pigs.

The competition pits six local stars against each other in a dance battle on the stage at the State Theatre in Easton.

"I am very competitive, I want to win and I feel like I can," said Kelly Bauer, executive director for the Center for Animal Health and Welfare.

That's the attitude of all the dancers.

69 News traffic anchor Steve Mittman says he knows the moves heading into Thursday-that is, until his professional introduced the lift.

"It's been going really good, until today. When I tried to lift her up, now it's getting all wonky," Mittman said.

The stars still have a couple more rehearsals to smooth everything out. All the money raised will go to help the Freddy Awards.

"For the community to say hey there's an opportunity for me to go out have fun, cheer somebody on and the money goes to the Freddy Awards it's just a really nice tie in," said Shelley Brown, State Theatre's president and CEO.

Tickets are still available at the State Theatre box office. The dancers hit the stage Thursday at 7 p.m.

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