Mohegan Sun Welcomes 2013 Winner Derek Hough And Dance Pro Emma Slater Of Dancing With The Stars


A special Reality Check featuring a live performance, Q&A and free signing
WHAT: Derek Hough, Dancing With The Stars’ most successful dance pro, will join the shows newest star, Emma Slater for a special Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, January 18th. This free, live event will feature a dance performance, Q&A session and public signing.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, January 18th
Live Performance and Q&A – 9:00pm
Public Signing Event – 10:00pm
In The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Derek Hough, current, 5-time Dancing With The Stars champion will join the shows newest dance pro, Emma Slater for a special Dancing With the Stars Reality Check event in The Shops Concourse at Mohegan Sun. The special event will include a live dance performance with Hough and Slater followed by a Q&A session and intimate signing event.
Hough is the only 5-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC series Dancing With The Stars. A dancer since age 11, Hough’s professional Ballroom dance accolades include World Under 21 Latin American champion, 2-time Open British champion (Blackpool), 2-time International Open to the World champion and 2-time U.S. Open champion. Hough is coming off of a big year in 2013 which included an Emmy win for Best Choreography and his fifth Mirror Ball win with partner and Glee star Amber Riley on Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars.
Emma Slater is the newest dance pro on Dancing With the Stars, having made her series debut on Season 17 this past fall. Together with dance partner Bill Engvall, Slater placed 4th in the competition. At age 10, Slater began her training in Ballroom and Latin American Dance and went on to be ranked as one of the world’s top 20 in Latin American Dance. In 2007, Slater was also featured in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Mamma Mia.
** Due to time restrictions, signing personalization or photos taken with personal cameras are prohibited. Headshots will be given out at the event. This event is bracelet-only. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of bracelets will be distributed starting at 8:00pm at the signing area. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.
Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event presented by The Shops at Mohegan Sun, bringing the best and brightest stars from the reality world to Mohegan Sun.  Reality Check events include an engaging, live exhibition followed by an intimate signing event providing fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars. Reality Check events are free and open to all ages.

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