Dancing With the

Turlock Stars

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Corey Thibault and Amanda Huff - Coached by Xavier Huerta

Corey, 27 and Amanda, 35 recently met. Corey is a firefighter with Turlock Fire Department and Amanda is a permanent makeup artist at Inspirations Salon. Corey is a So-Cal transplant and relatively new to the Turlock area. They both have some dance experience… Amanda admittedly in her own living room and together on the dance floor at the Udder Place. Amanda has a 12 year old son, Hayden. Both are looking forward to learning new things about each other, making new friends and learning some dance moves!

Xavier, 46, has been dancing for more than fifteen years and is representing Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy.  Xavier has participated in six showcases with twelve different dance routines in Sonora, Walnut Creek, Stockton, Modesto and Turlock.  He received a 2nd Place Tango (Amateur) award in Sacramento, a 1st Place Salsa (Pro-Am) award in Sacramento, and a 1st Place Salsa (Amateur) award in Sacramento, 3 years prior to Dancing With the Turlock Stars.  Xavier is very involved with Harvest Christian Center and produces videos and provides media for regular services.  Xavier is a 5th grade teacher for Turlock Unified School District and is a regular contributor for Vision Magazine.  Xavier is very proud to have an additional dance partnership with Gabrielle Aguiar Forrest called Sips & Salsa and is excited to continue raising money for local organizations at Dancing With the Turlock Stars 2017!