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“Dancing With Our Stars” raises $135,000 for Center

“Dancing With Our Stars” a charity dance competition Saturday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, wowed the audience of over 800 and raised $135,000 (and still counting) for the Center’s Education Programs and Community Events Outreach programs.  People’s choice award went to Pauline Gourdie.

Co-MC’s were Elizabeth Alvarez from KUSI and Hula Ramos from Sunny 98.1.  

photo credit David Zumaya, My San Diego North County


Co-MC’s were Hula Ramos from California Center for the Arts and Sunny 98.1, and Elizabeth Alvarez from KUSI.

Who won what awards?

  • “Most Heart” – Jamie Zeller and her partner Jorge Jaimes
  • “Most Fun” – Edgar den Uijl and his partner Kristin Ortiz
  • “Best Costume” – Phil Gibbs and his partner Kimberly Callahan
  • “Most Graceful” – Rozanne Reguly and her partner Dominique Dawson
  • “Best Theme” – Garrett Imeson and his partner Danae Gill
  • “Stand-Out Star” – Lisa Ruder and her partner Michael McCormick
  • “Most Confident” – Henny den Uijl and his partner Jhona McCormick
  • “Best Freestyle” – Jessica Lujan and her partner Joel Callahan (3rd runner up for judges award)
  • “Ballroom Benefactor” – Pauline Gourdie with her partner Andre Baltierra (2nd runner up for judges’ award and People’s Choice Award winner)
  • Judge’s Choice Award – Don Deleon with her partner Sheldon Chaney

Photos from the night available here:

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