Lesue to Compete in Dancing With the Salt Lake Stars

Feb. 28, 2013

Utah Blaze Press Release

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Blaze wide receiver Aaron Lesué will trade in his cleats for a pair of dance shoes this Friday, March 1st as he participates in the second annual Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars competition. In an effort to raise support for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Lesué will step off the turf and into the world of ballroom dancing to put his footwork to the test. 

Lesué is one of several local celebrities that will perform a routine live on stage tomorrow at the Sheraton in downtown Salt Lake City. Over the past four weeks, he has been as been perfecting his moves with the help of talented dance professional Laura Payne Juarez.

“It seemed like a lot of work at first, but it has actually picked up recently,” Lesué stated. “Just like football, it comes with a ton of repetition. It’s hard because if you mess up one step, you throw off the whole routine.”

“Because Aaron is an athlete, he has great coordination and has picked up the choreography quickly,” said Juarez. “I didn’t go easy on him with the footwork or tricks and he’s really come through. He’s going to surprise everyone, and I would love to see him win this competition!”

Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars will be held at the Sheraton in downtown Salt Lake City this Friday, March 1st from 6:30pm – 10:00pm. If you would like to purchase tickets, contact the American Cancer Society of Utah at 801-483-1500.