Ed and Cristi Dittfurth have their dancing shoes ready and are practicing for Dancing For the Stars, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Tarleton ballrooms.

Tickets are $135 and can be purchased by calling 254-485-9391 or from any of the dancers.

Other couples dancing this year include Sheriff Matt and Denys Coates, Abel and Cayla Limas, Michael and Daniela Garrett and Jim Ed and Kari Haile.

The Dittfurths sat down to talk about their passion and why they agreed to take on the dance challenge.

About Team Dittfurth

Ed grew up in Sweeny and came to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University. Cristi grew up in Stephenville. 

Ed has been the pastor of Cornerstone Church for 20 years.

Why they are dancing

We feel like it is a way for us to give back to the community. This is definitely out of our comfort zone. It has been very challenging. We believe in Big Brothers Big Sisters. We believe in investing in young people and building them up. Young people are our future and worthy of our investment. 

Their passion

Our passion is helping people fulfill their potential regardless of age or stage in life. 

One thing we could never give up is our faith in Christ. Christ gave all for us and we should and will give all for Him. 

Why they will win

We believe Team Dittfurth will win because we are very competitive and never back down from a challenge.