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Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Welcomes 2013 Winner Derek Hough And Dance Pro Emma Slater Of Dancing With The Stars

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Special Reality Check event for the Hotel’s Grand Opening Weekend 

WHAT:  Derek Hough, Dancing With The Stars’ most successful dance pro, will join the shows newest star, Emma Slater for a special Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Sunday, January 19th. This free, live event will be part of the weekend-packed festivities set to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Hotel and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, January 19th

Live Performance and Q&A – 3:00pm

Seasons Ballroom

Public Signing Event – 4:00pm

Sky Bridge

IN DETAIL:  Derek Hough, current, 5-time Dancing With The Stars champion will join the show’s newest dance pro, Emma Slater for a special Reality Check event as part of the exciting, event-packed Grand Opening weekend for the Hotel and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

The special Reality Check with Hough and Slater will include a live dance performance followed by a Q&A and signing. The event will coincide with the Grand Opening festivities which include three-days of live entertainment featuring double-platinum-selling Country music star Josh Turner, The Bacon Brothers and David Foster and The Mohegan Sun All-Stars.

The first 350 people to visit the Player’s Club booth across from Ruth’s Chris Steak House on January 2nd at 5:00pm will receive a ticket to the exclusive performance and Q&A. Due to time restrictions, signing personalization or photos taken with personal cameras are prohibited. Headshots will be given out at the event. This event is bracelet-only. A limited number of bracelets will be distributed starting at 12:00pm at the signing area on the Sky Bridge. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.

Derek Hough is the only 5-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC series Dancing With The Stars. A dancer since age 11, Hough’s professional Ballroom dance accolades include World Under 21 Latin American champion, 2-time Open British champion (Blackpool), 2-time International Open to the World champion and 2-time U.S. Open champion. Hough is coming off of a big year in 2013 which included an Emmy win for Best Choreography and his fifth Mirror Ball win with partner and Glee star Amber Riley on Season 17 of Dancing With The Stars.

Emma Slater is the newest dance pro on Dancing With The Stars, having made her series debut on Season 17 this past fall. Together with dance partner Bill Engvall, Slater placed 4th in the competition. At age 10, Slater began her training in Ballroom and Latin American Dance and went on to be ranked as one of the world’s top 20 in Latin American Dance. In 2007, Slater was also featured in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Mamma Mia.

Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event presented by Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, bringing the best and brightest stars from the reality world to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  Reality Check events include an engaging, live exhibition followed by an intimate signing event providing fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars. Reality Check events are free and open to all ages.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.