Bid to dance

Solomon Witherspoon (left) and Suzanne Kritzberg dance the Paso Doble during the Minnesota Ballet Celebrity Dance Challenge at Marshall School in Duluth on Feb. 9, 2012. (2012 file, Clint Austin / News Tribune)

Do your daydream sequences look like something out of “Dancing with the Stars”? Here’s a chance to donate your way to the spotlight.

The Minnesota Ballet is auctioning off a spot in the 2013 Celebrity Dance Challenge, the annual competition that pairs well-known novices with professionals from the ballet company. Bidding starts at $200 and will go up in $25 increments. The auction goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (218) 529-3742 to bid.

The top bid at 3 p.m. Friday wins a spot in the competition.

But just so you know: musician Solomon Witherspoon and former professional Suzanne Kritzberg won it last year with a paso doble to Tom Jones’ “Delilah” — choreography that ended with Witherspoon ripping off his suit coat and walking bare-chested across the stage.

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