'Swinging with the Stars' is almost here

WHO is the finest dancer of them all?

That will be decided when this year's "Swinging with the Stars" entrants take to the stage at the Barn Palais in Mount Gambier on June 21.

There are eight competitors all up - five of them locals from the Naracoorte/Lucindale area - who have been working hard to perfect their Cha-Cha, Foxtrot and Disco since the start of April.

Naracoorte's Georgina Hamlyn will take to the stage with training partner Keith Hamilton in "Swinging with the Stars" this weekend.

Naracoorte's Georgina Hamlyn will take to the stage with training partner Keith Hamilton in "Swinging with the Stars" this weekend.

Judges Gretel Sneath, Kim Cella and Scott Davidson have a big job in front of them as they will attempt to single out the winning couple during the evening.

The "stars" include Lucindale Football Club's Nathan Clarke who has teamed up with professional Maddie Burley, Naracoorte building professional Derek James with Meagan Pfeiler, Penola's builder Jamie Wimshurst with Montana Carracher, Naracoorte administration expert Georgie Hamlyn with Keith Hamilton, and farmer/iron-man Brett Snodgrass with Jannay Lindner.

A huge night of entertainment has been planned and the dance floor won't just be reserved for the "stars".

Daryl Somers will entice guests to dust off their dancing shoes with his soulful sound and comical wit, Australian Idol place-getter Roxane LeBrasse will perform, and Glen Cunningham from the 2012 season of "The Voice" will also sing.

The three will also come together with the Generations in Jazz Academy Band for a number.

Mount Gambier's Danielle Roselt, Alisha Williams and Suze Ricketts are also competing for "Swinging with the Stars" crown.

Naracoorte builder Derek James perfects his moves with partner Megan Pfeiler ahead of the main event.

Naracoorte builder Derek James perfects his moves with partner Megan Pfeiler ahead of the main event.

Each entrant has been busy raising funds for the Stand Like Stone Foundation in the lead-up.

All money collected will go straight back into the local community to help people from around the Limestone Coast district.

Tickets are $80 and are on sale until June 20 at Chapman's Newsagency, Mount Gambier.

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