The Cincinnati Arts Association will be hosting a dance competition and fundraiser called Dancing for the Stars, this is the 7th year of the event. This event will be held at Music Hall Ballroom on April 13, 2013 to benefit the Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards. The Overture Awards is a locally run high school art scholarship competition.
Dancing for the Stars is based on ABC’s reality television show Dancing with the Stars that has celebrities team up with professionals in a dance competition. The Cincinnati version will have 8 dance pairs consisting of a local celebrity with one of the area’s finest dancers. Each pair will have 90 second to impress the judges with their style, movement and skill.
Other features of this event are as follows:
· Silent auction
· Showcase performance by a 2013 Overture Award Finalist in dance
· The swinging sounds of Sound Body Jazz Band
· Pre-event reception and wine tasting
· Open dancing before and after the competition
· Lite appetizers provided by some of Cincinnati finest restaurants and caters
· Cash Bar
Local Celebrities in the event:
Bob Herzog (Anchor, Local 12 WKRC)
Robert Killins (Program Director, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation)
Hengameh Nassef (Administrator, Cincinnati Neurological and Spine)
Dr. Dora Savani, MD (Infectious Disease Specialist, St. Elizabeth Physicians)
Amy Scalia (Publisher, Cincy Chic)
Chris Seelbach(Cincinnati City Councilman)
Mike Selker (Chief Financial Officer, LaRosa’s
Local Dance Experts in the event:
Terri Ann Atkinson (Dare to Dance)
Doreen Beatrice (Step-n-Out Studio)
Leigh Bradshaw (Cincinnati Ballroom Company)
Bonita Brockert (Step-n-Out Studio)
J. Patrick Clements (Independent Dance Instructor)
Brian McNamee (Cincinnati Ballroom Company)
Jeremy Mainous (Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Cincinnati)
Aaron Ordaz (Independent Dance Instructor)
Tickets to the event are $100 for individuals which includes the pre-reception and two drink tickets. Corporate Tables $1,000 for 10 tickets and a half page advertisement. Celebrity Circle $1,500 which includes 10 tickets and premium first row viewing of competition.
Reservations and additional information is available by phone at: #513-977-4104, also at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office or the Cincinnati Arts Association website at www. CincinnatiArts.org
Each year this event enables the Overture Awards to distribute six $3,000 scholarships, and eighteen $500 scholarships to local high students. This is a great event it will be highly entertaining and raise money for a great cause.