Get ready for a night of fun with Dancing with the Pagosa Stars


By Danyelle Leentjes | Seeds of Learning

The lights are set, the cameras are in place, and the Dancing with the Pagosa Stars crew is ready for action on the dance floor this Saturday evening, Aug. 20. 

After a summer of practicing, planning and pining for the Mirror Ball Trophy, our stars, coaches, emcees, volunteers and producers are ready to put on Pagosa’s virtual dance show of the year, Dancing with the Pagosa Stars. 

This show will not only provide for an exciting Saturday night, but will also raise money for Seeds of Learning, a local early childhood education center. 

Our stars, Chantelle Jordan, Sarah Mashue, Stewart Bellina, Brooks Lindner, Mike Gardin, and Dan Englund have been working hard to perfect their dance moves and rack up the votes for themselves and, most importantly, the children at Seeds of Learning. 

Each $1 vote goes directly to the school to help pay for critical costs like a reduced tuition fee for the families that qualify, school supplies, teachers’ salaries, providing a hot meal to each child and much more. The star with the most votes at the end of the night will win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. 

It is still an extremely close race, so vote for your favorite star to help them win. Voting is open until 5 p.m. on Aug. 20. Enter into your browser to go directly to the voting ballot. If you don’t know who to vote for, visit to read their bios and vote for your favorites. 

While your votes will help one lucky star win the Mirror Ball Trophy, a judging panel will determine the winners of the other five awards. The other awards include Best Showmanship, Best Male Dancer, Best Female Dancer, Best Costume and Best Paramount Video. Our judging panel will consist of volunteers from the Pagosa community who are passionate about Seeds of Learning. While the in-person show is sold out, virtual tickets are available for purchase at 

After a summer of hard work, we can’t wait to host a night of fun, dancing, and fundraising starting at 5:45 p.m. Saturday when the doors of the Ross Aragon Community Center open. 

Whether or not your star wins the Mirror Ball Trophy, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you too are a “star” for changing the future for an at-risk child. From all of us at Seeds of Learning and Dancing with the Pagosa Stars, thank you for believing in our school and children.