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Pennington bringing tour to upstate New York

"Skate Dance Dream" show to take place Oct. 1 at Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena in Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Parker Pennington will present his Skate Dance Dream show in Baldwinsville, N.Y., on Oct. 1.
Parker Pennington will present his Skate Dance Dream show in Baldwinsville, N.Y., on Oct. 1. (Getty Images)

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(09/07/2011) - Parker Pennington, a U.S. champion at four different levels, is bringing some of his talented friends to Baldwinsville, N.Y., for a figure skating and dance show spectacular. Pennington is showcasing his tour, called Skate Dance Dream presented by Courtyard Marriott, on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena in Baldwinsville, N.Y.

The show aims to inspire skaters and dancers throughout the central New York area and beyond by giving them the chance to perform with the stars.

"I am beyond excited to bring this next show to the central New York area. The Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena is a great fit for us to build off the momentum of our last show in Wooster, Ohio," Pennington said.

With a unique blend of skating and dancing, the show promises to surprise and excite with jumps, spins, tricks and much more. The most important aspect for Pennington is to make a difference for the local skaters and dancers by giving them the platform to both perform with and learn from their idols.

"We feel like if every child is given the opportunity to skate or dance with the stars, and get to spend time learning and being around them, it can only enhance their experience and love for what they do. At the end of the day, I want to be able to create a memory for them that will be everlasting." Pennington said.

The show boasts a strong cast, including U.S. bronze medalist and world team member Ross Miner, and national competitor Sean Rabbitt. Also performing will be Nathan Trasoras and Ashley Valerio, both finalists on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance." More national and world-class skaters and dancers are expected to be added to the cast. The cast is subject to change.

The Skate Dance Dream shows are set around the theme of inspiration while maintaining a constant goal of pushing innovation to the fullest.

"Obviously, one large goal in developing these shows is to help skating and dance grow," Pennington said. "We also help further skating clubs' development by keeping up with them after the show to help guide them to success."

Skaters and dancers from the central New York area can try out for a solo or group act at the auditions Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, located on the Syracuse University South Campus, or they can submit a video through the web until Sept. 17.

Tickets can be purchased here.