Local celebrities and professional dancers will team up once again for the 5th annual Dancing for the Stars competition Oct. 2 to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona.
The major fundraiser for the nonprofit, the competition will feature:
- Leslie Horton, Celebrity Dancer, Director of Public Health for Yavapai County, and professional dancer Zach Leonard, dance enthusiast and co-founder of Prescott Complete Care.
- Luther Kraxberger, Celebrity Dancer, Realtor with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert-Prescott, and professional dancer Marina Rogova-O’Brien, who teaches and choreographs shows at Yavapai College.
- Jen James Martin, Celebrity Dancer, is a performing arts professional who creates tutorials with her company Suspended Fluidity.
- Brendan McDonough, Celebrity Dancer, Granite Mountain Hotshot, author and motivational speaker, and professional dancer Dawn Wilson, who has been teaching dance for more than 20 years.
- Mike Nache, Celebrity Dancer, owner of State Farm Mick Nache Insurance Agency and youth sports coach, and professional dancer Carie Hughes, who is a Realtor with Keller Williams Biltmore, a dancer, singer and choreographer with Prescott Center of the Arts for more than 33 years.
- Kell Palguta, Celebrity Dancer and Prescott Valley Mayor who teaches criminal justice at Yavapai College, and professional dancer Jamie Procknow, who teaches movement and fitness as well as advocates locally, nationally and globally for children.
- Dr. Lisa Rhine, Celebrity Dancer, president of Yavapai College, and professional dancer Daniel Garcia, who is an expert Latin dancer and teaches regular classes at The Taj Mahal on Wednesdays and the Elks Performing Arts Center on Sundays.
- Jess Savoini, Celebrity Dancer, and head of the Savoini Real Estate Team for Realty Executives AZ Territory, and professional dancer Ron Howard, who is a co-leader and choreographer with the MC Hammer dance team.
- Alexis Pursell,
- Sarah Hinson,
Group 2020 choreographer
Presenting sponsors include: El Gato Azul, Granville Universal Homes, James Deep Well Ranch, Lamb Chevrolet, and Yavapai College.
The event, in the Hendrix Auditorium, Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite St. in Prescott, will feature a matinee show and an evening performance that includes general admission tickets or VIP tickets with Red Carpet Reception and the After-Party.