Wyandotte County dancers compete in dance sport event

Kim Turner and Bill Lillich are competing in a dance sport event at Crown Center.
Kim Turner and Bill Lillich are competing in a dance sport event at Crown Center. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Every year a major dance event occurs. The event is the annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Dancers come from all over the nation just to compete in this event. More than 500 people compete. This is its 41st year and it is being held Aug. 6-9. Dancers compete in foxtrot, waltz and tango.

One resident, from Bonner Springs in Wyandotte County, is a major competitor. His name is Bill Lillich. He dances at Walters Dance Studio in Kansas City, Kan. Walters is noted nationwide.

Lillich and his teacher Kim Turner compete every year in this event. Turner is known as one of the best dance instructors in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

“This year it is highly competitive. I think I should do real well after all I have been competing in this event for number of years. I have been taking dance lessons from Kim for number of years, she is fantastic,” Lillich said.

Walters Dance Studio in Kansas City, Kan., offers lessons in foxtrot, waltz, tango and country dancing.

For more information on lessons, go to the website www.waltersdancecenter.com or call them at 913-287-3355 for more information.

Kim Turner and Bill Lillich are competing in a dance sport event at Crown Center.
Kim Turner and Bill Lillich are competing in a dance sport event at Crown Center.(Photo by William Crum)

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