To purchase tickets online, visit lincolnmidwestballet.org
The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company has announced the 2012 contestants for Dancing With the Stars of Lincoln.
Now in its fourth year, the Dancing with the Stars fundraiser has provided additional support for the LMBC's annual production of the Nutcracker ballet and summer dance camp.
"Dancing With the Stars has built momentum the past four years and is now one of the most enjoyable and popular fundraising events in Lincoln. The crowd loves to watch their favorite dancers and has a lot of fun voting for the 'People's Choice' award, said Nancy Ingham, LMBC board member and co- chair of the Dancing With the Stars Committee.
"We are able to finance new costumes and sets for Nutcracker productions and help make our summer dance camp happen each year with the funds raised from this event," added Jody McCleese,LMBC board member and co-chair of Dancing With the Stars.
Dancing With the Stars of Lincoln will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street on Friday, August 17, 2012. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the dance competition at 8 p.m.
Eleven dance teams are participating in the competition. Teams are made up of local celebrities and a local dance studio or fitness-oriented business. Master of Ceremonies is Aaron Davis, Aaron Davis Presents. Judges are Richard Bailey, Bailey Lauerman; Jan Bretz, JB Communications; and William Stephan, Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Dr. Cori Amend, Dentist, Community Volunteer & Cheer and Dance Express, Karen Capoun, Chris Damien
Kayla Batt, Miss Nebraska 2011 & True Dance & Co., Shari True
Tom Bowen, Co-founder/VP Williams Group Consulting & En Pointe Dance Academy/YWCA, Chelsea Heavican
Lee Chapin, Sales Manager, Sandhills Publishing & Starstruck Dance Academy, Emily Daharsh
Monica Dawson, Proprietor of Pilates Method, Lincoln's Foremost Pilates Studio & True Dance & Co., Racheal Hummel, Nick Martin
Elizabeth Govaerts, Attorney, Vince Powers & Associates & CCD, Sarah Brown/Monya Deboer
Bob Henrichs, Director of Theatre, Lincoln Southwest High School & Pinewood Bowl, Courtney Piccoli
Jeffery T. Peetz, Attorney, Woods Aiken LLP & Marriner Ballroom Dance, Kim Marriner
Tracy Scott, Co-owner dsts Boutique, Volunteer, Full-time Mother & Yoga Body and Balance, Thomas Radtke
Shaylene Smith, Attorney, Kalkwarf and Smith Law Offices & Studio to be announced.
Cindi Weiss, Family Practice Specialists/Owner, Holy Tamole Salsa/Punkindoodle Foods and Rosalie Duffy, Premier Psychiatric Group, & Jahzeel "Hoss" Coats, Southeast Community College Fitness Trainer and DJ Services
Individual tickets are $75 and corporate tables featuring reserved seating for ten with sponsorship recognition are available for $850.