The seventh annual fundraising event to benefit Virginia Musical Theatre and The Governor’s School for the Arts will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the beautiful Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in the Town Center area of Virginia Beach.
Based on the hit TV show, 22 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 from several of our area dance schools, including Arthur Murray, A Time to Dance, Baila Fusion Dance Center, Marie Rants Ballroom Company and Just Dance On, 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. Joe Flannagan will again serve as Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event.
This year’s event is dedicated to our veterans and police. An exhibition number active members of the Virginia Beach Police Department will be one of the highlights of the event. A number of the celebrity dancers this season are military veterans as well as an active Norfolk police officer.
This annual event has raised half a million dollars for local arts groups since its inception in 2014. Virginia Musical Theatre, The Governor’s School for the Arts, The Virginia Symphony, The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Sister Cities and Symphonicity are a few of the arts groups that have benefited from this event.
Media sponsors include Entercom Media Group (2WD, Z104, 94.9 The Point, 95.7 R&B).
Tickets to the event are $50 and are tax-deductible. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. All seating is general seating. Accessible seating is available on all levels.
Tax-deductable sponsorships are currently available. For information on these sponsorship packages, please contact Barbara Lewis at 490-8317.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.hrcelebritystars.com or call 757-340-5446.