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Tickets on sale for ‘Dancing With Our Stars’



An all-star lineup of prominent community and business leaders will slip on their dancing shoes and com­pete as part of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on Saturday April 2. Gala proceeds will benefit the Center’s education and community outreach programs, which serve over 75,000 people each year.

Community stars will include for­mer Escondido Mayor Lori Holt- Pfeiler and current Escondido Dep­uty Mayor Mike Morasco. Stars are paired with local and regional dance studio instructors from PGK Dance Project, Tierra Caliente Academy and Performing Arts Workshop, En­cinitas. 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.

Comedian Dallas McLaughlin, who has performed with Louis CK and Norm McDonald, among oth­ers, will serve as the gala’s em­cee. An award-winning playwright and director, Dallas currently hosts KPBS’s Film Indiego.


Early-bird 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.

General admission tickets, which range in price from $27-$55, can be purchased online at

This event is sponsored by BMW/ Mini of Escondido, Standard Pacific Homes, and Newland Communi­ties. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information is available at event/dancing-with-our-stars/ or by calling 760-839-4124.


Allison Andrews, Founder and Di­rector, Fashion Week San Diego

Jeanelle Brecht, Vice President, BMW/Mini of Escondido

Frank Foster, Co-Founder, A Step Beyond

Lori Holt-Pfieler, President and CEO, San Diego Habitat for Hu­manity

Dana Moen, Principal, Classical Academy High School

Mike Morasco, Deputy Mayor, City of Escondido

Trish Sanderson, Community Di­rector,

Kevin Svetich, Owner, CLU In­surance & Investments

Jim Weise, Executive Director, Escondido Community Child De­velopment Centers

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be pur­chased online. To learn more, includ­ing performance dates, times and tick­et information, visit

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