The night so many have been waiting for is finally here. 

After months of grueling practices, six teams of local celebrity dancers will hit the dance floor in a competition to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County.

The dance teams, which include Team Bedwell (Kendra and Monty), Team Delgado (Dan and Cris), Team Doty (Bob and Darla), Team Fanning (Robin and Todd), Team Taylor (Zack and Martha) and Team Weldon (Kenny and Carrie) have been working with choreographer Sherrie Evans on perfecting their individualized dances. 

Following Wednesday night's dress rehearsal, Martha Taylor said she has a warning for those in the audience.

"I think we've got some serious competition," she said. "I've never seen anyone throw a pair of shades like the Fannings or spin a top hat like the Bedwells! Those of you who bought a corporate table better stand back. You're about to get what you paid for."

More than $33,000 has been raised so far, according to Leah Howard, BBBS regional executive director.

"We expect to raise quite a bit more tonight," Howard said. 

Although tickets for dinner and tables surrounding the dance floor are sold out, Howard said back row seating which does not include dinner can be purchased at the door for $50. 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the action will get started at 6:30 inside the ballrooms at Tarleton State University. The event will feature entertainment by Larry Joe Taylor, Cody Gill and more, and, of course, lots of great dancing.

Tonight's event will end after the E-T's print deadline has passed, but we will have all the night's highlights, photos, video and the winners of the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy online at