Krina Lee

Krina Lee

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

Amid her preparation for Dancing with the Salem Stars Friday, Feb. 27, Krina Lee said part of the fun has been fashion talk.

“There was a lot of discussion about what shoes we’re going to wear, but then we found out one of the male contestants is getting a cape. We want to know why we all don’t get one,” Lee said.

Lee and six other local “celebs” will be cutting a rug with professional dancers from the Utah Dance Company troupe in the Histroic Elsinore Theatre’s annual fundraiser. Tickets range between $30 and $50 depending on location and are available at the Elsinore box office, 170 High Street S.E., in Salem.

“The six contestants will perform first and then be reviewed by celebrity judges. During intermission, the audience votes and then the Utah Dance Company will put on a show before the results are announced,” Lee said.

Lee was cajoled into the performance through several different channels, but said the experience has been a memorable one, even if it’s meant striking a difficult balance.

“There’s the part of me that wants to have fun doing it and supporting the Elsinore, and then there’s the inner ‘ohmigosh’  that I’m going to be out there in front of a whole theatre of people,” she said. “Mostly I want people to know that I’ve taken this seriously and show that on stage.”

Lee will dance the rumba, but said she’s been sworn to secrecy as far as song selection.