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Doctors, nurses compete in dancing competition

Posted at 6:10 AM, Sep 28, 2015

She may look like a natural on the dance floor. But Euly Smith is actually a nurse practicer.

She's hoping to raise awareness about strokes through her fancy footwork.

"I think this is an extremely fun way for us to show our support towards the stroke program," Smith says.

She along with seven other nurses and doctors will be "Dancing for Stroke" in a friendly competition.

Smith's dance partner Shawn Nerdahl co-owns Arizona Ballroom Champions studio. He offers free classes to stroke survivors and their caregivers. So this cause is something close to his heart.

"To watch their progress is really rewarding as an instructor. Watch them regain balance, regain muscle control," he says.

To raise the stakes, former Dancing With The Stars pro Jonathan Roberts will be one of three judges.

He says, "I want to see people have fun, I want to see them get into it. I want to see that attitude."

The event is taking place Saturday October 3rd at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa.

Visit www.dancingforstrokeaz.com for tickets and more information.