Escondido’s 4th Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” Fundraiser on Saturday April 13, promises o be an evening of glitz and glamour as ten prominent community and business leaders tango, salsa, samba, cha cha and waltz their way across the dance floor to compete at the California Center for the Arts.
Community stars include Escondido Deputy City Attorney, Jessica Lujan, City of Escondido & Food Columnist, Jamie Zeller, Lisa Ruder of the Escondido Charitable Foundation, Escondido Business Owner of Rosemary-Duff Florist, Rozanne Reguly, Don Deleon of the Grand Restaurant Group, Pauline Gordie of CSL Staffing in Escondido, Phil Gibbs of Realtor Pacific Sothby’s, Garret Imerson with Edward Jones and President-Elect of Escondido Rotary After Five Club, Entrepreneur Henny den Uijl and Edgar den Uijl, the director of operations and marketing of DRTV Marketing Company.
All 10 stars will be paired with professional dance instructors from regional dance studios including Arthur Murray Studio Escondido, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, Vista.
Dance couples will compete in the Center’s 1,500-seat concert hall, emulating the format of the popular reality show, “Dancing with the Stars”.
Celebrity Judges include Escondido Dentist, Dr. Enil Bliesath, CEO of Palomar Heatlh, Diane Hansen, Jesse Lozano of the Jesse Lozano in the Morning Show on Star 94.1, and Rick Morton of Morton in the Morning on Z90.
This year there will be two master of ceremonies. This year’s MC’s include last year’s “Dancing with our Stars Judges Choice” winner and KUSI News’ journalist, Elizabeth Alvarez and from the AJ & Sara morning show on Sunny 98.1, producer and on-air personality, Hula Ramos.
VIP tickets can be purchased for $175, and include premium seating, a VIP dinner reception with hosted beer and wine and early bidding for premium silent auction items.
Reserved show only tickets cost $30 and can be purchased online at www.artcenter.org/events or by calling 800-988-4253. Tickets include a post-show party with D.J. and dancing under the stars.
Proceeds benefit the Center’s education and outreach programs, which serve over 85,000 people each year, including Center Stage performances for youth and Art Discovery field trips (art, drama, dance and music) for K-12 students. Proceeds also benefit free community events such as Second Saturdays (galleries and museums open for free activities), 4th of July festival, Dia de Los Muertos Festival & Winter Wonderland Festival.
The 4th Annual Dancing with Our Stars is sponsored by Bellamy’s Restaurant in Escondido. Additional Sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information is available at www.artcenter.org/event/dancing-with-our-stars/ or by calling 760-839-4124.
FEATURED DANCERS AND INSTRUCTOR PARTNERS
Don Deleon, Grand Restaurant Group
Alyssa Junious, Freelance Professional Dancer & Choreographer
Edgar den Uijl, DRTV Marketing
Kristin Ortiz, Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Henny den Uijl – Entrepreneur
Johna McCormick – Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Phil Gibbs, Realtor Pacific Sotheby’s
Kimberly Callahan, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo
Pauline Gourdie, CSL Staffing
Andre Baltierra, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo
Garrett Imeson, Edward Jones
Danae Gill, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo
Jessica Lujan, Assistant City Attorney Escondido
Joel Callahan, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo
Rozanne Reguly, Rosemary-Duff Florist
Dominique Dawson, Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Lisa Ruder, Escondido Charitable Foundation
Michael McCormick, Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Jamie Zeller, City of Escondido
Jorge Jaimes, Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, Vista