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The fourth annual fundraising event to benefit Hampton Roads’ arts groups, DANCING WITH THE HAMPTON ROADS CELEBRITY STARS, will take place at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at the beautiful Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Town Center are of Virginia Beach.

Based on the hit TV show, twenty-four local contestants, made up of business leaders, media celebrities, civic and political leaders and other various professionals with limited or no ballroom dance experience will be paired with a professional dancer/choreographer to prepare a ballroom dance routine to perform before a live audience and professional judges.

The producer of DANCING WITH THE HAMPTON ROADS CELEBRITY STARS is local entrepreneur Barbara Lewis, owner of the Town Center City Club and past owner of Charm Associates. The show will be directed by Mark Hudgins, the Executive Director of Virginia Musical Theatre. TowneBank’s Morgan Davis will serve as Master of Ceremonies again this year.

Media sponsors include WVEC-TV, as well as local radio stations with Entercom Media Group (2WD, Z104, 94.9 The Point, 95.7 R&B), Max Media Radio (92.9 The Wave and Eagle 97), and iHeart Radio Stations (102.9 WOWI, Now 105 and Movin 107.7).

Tax-deductable sponsorships are currently available. For information on these sponsorship packages, please contact Barbara Lewis at 490-8317.

Celebrity Dancers:

Jim Balestino
Keri Ann Bateman
Mark Baumgartner
Dr. Ruth Brandow
Heather Bush
Norma Dorey
Natalia Giminez-Picou
Sarah Golden
Deborah Hamilton
Darlene Harrell
Dan Hoffler, Jr
Michael Lancaster
Jean Mahon
George Melnyk, Jr
Madeline Melnyk
John Owens
Zachary Oyer
Meagan Parker
Timothy Peyton
Tom Sheets
Heather Sterling
Christina Voliva
Karen West

Pro Dancers:

Savanna Baltero
Taras Denysenko
Wendy Denysenko
Brent Dunn
Eric Fernandez
Dorian Gramajo
Chris Kelsey
Jay Leary
Riccardo Paccini
Allie Powers
Marie Rants
Jana Smith
Martin Smith
Timothy Sovine
Sonia Spadafore
Noah Stovall
Jessica Watson
Mark Williams