How to do a dancing with the stars fundraiser

"Dancing With Our Stars" Fundraiser For Dance Teams, Squads & Studios

The popularity of the Dancing With The Stars TV show gave an idea to these organizers in Illinois. They hope to raise more than $20,000 at this year’s Dancing with Our Stars fundraiser event.

By the way, this is their 9th year so it must be working!

Why Does The Dancing With Our Stars Fundraiser Work So Well?

The director of the organization tells us that, “It’s the premiere fundraising event we have in that region … It’s definitely community driven. The Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser event is always a success because the community comes out and supports it.”

How Successful Has This Dance Fundraiser Been For Them So Far?

Lets put it this way…

Last year’s event raised just under $20,000.

Now you know why they are counting on the support of the community again this year.

Tips To Start Your Own “Dancing With Our Stars” Fundraiser

Since this has worked for the last 9 years for them then you owe it to yourself to try it.

First, it kicks off with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm. Dinner follows at 6:30, and then the actual dance competition begins at 7:30.

A minimum of 10 teams will compete for the trophy by performing their dance routines. Judges give scores for each dance team. The dancers can also earn points through audience donations.

The owner of the dance studio will be helping the teams with their dance routines.

The goal is to put on an amazing show. The philosophy is that if people have fun & feel they got their money’s worth, they are more likely to be generous.

Here are a few more details if you wanted to try this for yourself.

First, the tickets for Dancing with Our Stars are selling for $45 each.

Sponsorship’s start start at $100.

Local businesses can also sponsor a table with 10 seats for $500.

Here is another good idea that they thought of :

They teamed up with local businesses that donated auction prizes such as these:

  • Chef’s Table &Wine Pairing for six guests
  • Seven nights in Orlando, Florida
  • FREE rental of a backhoe for a day
  • A new barbecue grill.

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Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser for Local Families Living with Alzheimer’s

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The ARK of South Carolina will host its 12th annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars fundraising event on May 21st, 2022. A Doctor of Physical Therapy, director of public relations, and CEO, are among the local personalities trading their day jobs for dancing shoes to raise money for Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. The fundraiser, which pairs local personalities with professional dancers, will take place at Lowcountry Conference Center Summerville Hilton, 406 Sigma Dr., at 7 pm.

“For 12 years, our community has stepped up in ways that are so important to our mission,” said Peg Lahmeyer, executive director of The ARK. “More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and as many as 16 million will have the disease by the year 2050. Taking care of those in our communities who need it most, has never been as important. We are honored that these local personalities want to support the programs of The ARK by stepping up to fundraise and dance.”

Tickets are $85 single or $160 per couple in advance and will increase at the door. General admission tickets include open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction bidder number. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Cocktail attire is requested. Reserve your tickets online. There are many sponsorship levels that are tailored to meet the needs of all supporters, contact Megan Severn for additional information at [email protected] or 843-670-4910.

Proceeds from this premier fundraiser support the many programs of The ARK as it provides essential services for families with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The ARK offers respite care, support groups, caregiver consultation, caregiver education workshops, resource referrals, law enforcement and first responder training, community learning programs, and rural services development. The organization serves five counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Orangeburg.

Each dancer is teamed up with a professional dance partner from Ballroom Dance Charleston, a sponsor of the event. The dancing duos will perform at the event for a chance to win one of two titles: the Judge’s Award or the People’s Choice Award voted on by the audience.

The 2022 dancers include:

  • Sharon Benzenberg, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Knight’s Companies & Michael Hogarth
  • Craig Byars, Materials Manager, Alkegen & Melody Chabala
  • Ashley Edwards, Residential Sales Counselor, The Village at Summerville & David Roland
  • Russ Lloyd, President, Innovative Resource Management & Debbie Housand
  • Dr. Alli Wimberly McCall, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pratt Physical Therapy & David Roland
  • Tiffany Norton, Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Services, Colleton Medical Center & Klajdi Kasemi

The 2022 professional dancers from Ballroom Dance Charleston will coach the celebrity contestants and choreograph their routines. The professional dancers include:

  • Michael Hogarth
  • Debbie Housand
  • David Roland
  • Melody Chabala
  • Klajdi Kasemi

Similar to the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” four couples will dance in each round, with the two couples receiving the most judges’ votes competing in a “dance off” to win the Judge’s Award. The couple receiving the most votes by dollars wins the mirror ball trophy for People’s Choice Award. Votes are $10 each and can be cast in advance at or at the event.

Dorchester County Probate Judge, Mary Blunt is The Dancing with the ARK’s Star’s 2022 “Mirror Ball Sponsor.” This is Judge Blunt’s 11th year as The ARK’s title sponsor in memory of her mother, Dr. Lidia Vallarino, who had Alzheimer’s.

Dancing with The ARK’s Stars will be held at the new Lowcountry Conference Center. As venue sponsor, with 15,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Lowcountry Convention Center is the largest convention facility in the Charleston metro area.

Frankie Staropoli, State Sales Finance Manager at Republic National Distributing Company and professional dancer, Debbie Housand took home the 2021 Mirror Ball Trophy. Frankie raised more than $28,000 for The ARK of SC and in memory of Herman Muckenfuss. Jamie Touchberry, Accountability + Mindset Coach at Thee Little Bird and E2M Fitness and professional dancer, David Roland took home the 2021 Judges’ Award for their interpretive Waltz performance.

Social projects - Red Square

  • "I am!" at the Green Theater (2019)

    June 16 Charitable Foundation "I am!" with the support of "Red Square" celebrated his birthday at the Green Theater at VDNKh. A grand jam session style concert with a lot of improvisations and a warm atmosphere on the foundation's birthday is a tradition and a favorite holiday that unites more and more people every year.

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  • Charity performance "The Big Prince" (2018)

    The premiere of the play "The Big Prince" based on the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupery took place in Zaryadye. The project was implemented with the support of the Rosatom Territory of Culture program, the Red Square media group, and the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow. Profits from ticket sales will be donated to the Galchonok Children's Fund.

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  • Documentary for the project "White Rose" (2013-2018)

    "Red Square" for many years in a row takes part in the organization of the charity event "White Rose". Especially for annual events, the media group shoots documentaries about the work and life of the foundation, about the stories of women who have overcome cancer with the support of the foundation's branches in different cities of the country.

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  • Performance for the Natalia Vodianova Foundation (2018)

    The hip-hop opera "Orpheus and Eurydice" was presented in the Natalia Vodianova Foundation's "Running Hearts" charity program. As part of the performance, the famous rapper Noize MC and his colleagues traveled around Moscow on an 11-meter convertible bus, performing songs from the forthcoming album.

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  • Fundraising for the show "Voice" (2012-2018)

    Charity talent show "Voice" is now in Russia! First, the star-mentors evaluate only the votes of the contestants, without seeing them themselves, and only then select the strongest of the formed teams. All funds from the audience vote are transferred to charitable foundations.

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  • Charitable Foundation "I am!" (2018)

    The I Am Charitable Foundation arranges events and concerts, publishes books, supports parents so that children with special needs feel full and loved. As part of the foundation's events, children share their cherished dreams with volunteers. Two of them were helped by the Red Square media group.

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  • Charitable broadcasts of the show "Voice.

    Children" (2014-2018)

    The musical charity project "Voice. Children" is built on the same principles as the sensational adult. Of the thousands of applications for participation sent to Channel One, the music editors and the audience select the most deserving. All funds from the audience vote are transferred to charitable foundations.

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  • Videos for the Vera Hospice Assistance Fund (2017)

    The Vera Charitable Foundation began its work exactly 11 years ago to support patients of the First Moscow Hospice. Videos for the Vera Hospice Assistance Fund were prepared by Red Square. In short videos that the foundation posted on social networks, its employees talk about their work.

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  • Festive evening dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Podari Zhizn Charitable Foundation (2016)

    "Red Square" and Channel One in 2016 organized a gala evening dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Podari Zhizn charity foundation. The hosts of the evening are Andrey Malakhov, Chulpan Khamatova, Dmitry Borisov and Dina Korzun. For 10 years "Give Life" has helped more than 35,000 children.

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  • Charity marathon "DanceDobro" (2015)

    Day of kindness and dancing on the TV channel "Russia 2". A unique television project is a non-stop charity dance marathon. All day the participants of the talk show "Dancing with the Stars" danced in the name of a good goal - to support the grandiose all-Russian flash mob #DanceDobro.

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  • Church of St. Vladimir at the Diocesan House in Moscow (2015)

    The Moscow Diocesan House is recognized as an object of cultural heritage. Since 2015, it has been the main building of the Orthodox St. Tikhon Humanitarian University, as well as the university's fundamental library and museum. Specialists of the company "Red Square" delivered and installed the acoustic system in the diocesan house.

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  • Charity marathon "With the whole world" (2013)

    Charity marathon "With the whole world" was held on Channel One. The purpose of this marathon is to help flood victims in the Far East. As part of this event, a grandiose concert was held in Gorky Park, at which Russian pop stars performed. Among the participants are Olga Kormukhina, Larisa Dolina, Vladimir Presnyakov, Leonid Agutin.

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  • Information and educational campaign "Give me life!" (2010-2011)

    An educational film for the charitable foundation for social and cultural initiatives was made by the Red Square media group. The authors of the film are trying to analyze the situation in which a pregnant woman finds herself. The main objectives of the action are to inform the population about the dangers of abortion and support the traditional values ​​of the family.

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  • Charity performance "The Little Prince" fund "Give Life!" (2010)

    The 5th traditional annual concert of the Gift of Life Foundation took place at the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Why in St. Petersburg? And because almost a year ago, the director of the Mikhailovsky Theater, businessman Vladimir Kekhman, suggested that the foundation hold another concert in the city on the Neva.

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  • International Charity Film Festival "Radiant Angel" (2009-2012)

    Radiant Angel is an international charitable film festival, a priority project of the national program "Spiritual and Moral Culture of the Younger Generation of Russia". The motto is "Good cinema is back!". The film festival is an annual event.

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  • Heartily. Charity evening (2018)

    The first project of the Screen Heroes Foundation was a creative meeting "From the bottom of my heart" at the Ostankino television center, where veterans of the industry gathered. Jasmine, Zara, Roxana Babayan and Anastasia Spiridonova spoke at the event for honored workers of television. As part of the celebration, the premiere of the documentary film "High Television" was held.

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  • Charitable Foundation "Heroes of the Screen" (2018)

    The Vlad Listyev Charitable Foundation for the Support of Television Figures was established by the Krasny Kvadrat media group. The main task of the Heroes of the Screen Foundation will be a new career guidance for those who have worked behind the scenes for decades and want to learn new features of their favorite profession in order to continue working on television.

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Charity Dance Marathon "Best Friends" 2019

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On May 19, the VIII Best Friends Charity Dance Marathon will take place at the Adrenaline Stadium club.

Best Friends Charity Dance Marathon 2019

Marathon is not just another fundraiser. This is a great way to have fun and get rid of stereotypes. The event helps to include children with developmental and intellectual disabilities in society. Dancing blurs the boundaries between people with and without disabilities.

The dance marathon brings together different people on the same dance floor: with and without disabilities, adults and children, professional dancers and beginners. Here, children with developmental disabilities (participants in the programs of the Best Friends Foundation) and people without disabilities dance, communicate, meet stars and make new friends.

From 12:00 to 21:00, according to tradition, all guests of the marathon are expected to have nine hours of music from stars, communication, competitions, competitions and master classes in various dance styles from the best choreographers of the country. Famous stars will perform their hits on the Adrenaline Stadium stage. Based on the results of each hour, the jury will evaluate the participation of guests in the dance program.

Charity dance marathon "Best Friends" 2019

An interesting program awaits guests of the marathon: from 12:00 to 21:00 master classes from the best choreographers of the country, competitions and performances by pop stars - Friendship Ambassador of the Best Friends Foundation Gluk'oZa, groups Uma2rman, Yulianna Karaulova, Denis Klyaver, NLO, Daniel Enrique, Artem Kacher, Evgenia Mayer (participants of the SONGS show on TNT), Russell Ray and Price (7Hills group), FIKA and Iva Nabiev (winner of the show Success on STS) .

The marathon unites people on the same dance floor: with and without disabilities, adults and children, professional dancers and beginners. The dance marathon "Best Friends" is a great way to have fun, get rid of stereotypes and do a good deed.

At the Marathon, guests learn to dance and rock out to pop hits. All day long, choreographers Andrey Karpov, Anna Kovtun, teachers of the Evgenia Papunaishvili (SHTEP) Dance School Evgenia Popova, Anna Modestova, Pavel Bannikov, participants in the TNT show "DANCES" Adam and Alexei "Kot" Yatsenko will conduct master classes in different dance styles.

Best Friends Charity Dance Marathon 2019

Popular hosts: Ivan Chuikov (RU.TV), Konstantin Mikhailov (Maximum radio), radio and TV presenter Svetlana Zeynalova, showmen Vlad Zhestkov, and Dmitry Khrustalev, Evgenia Voskoboynikova and Denis Bondarkov will hold art -classes and creative workshops, as well as games, contests and sweepstakes. You will be raffled off with valuable prizes from Philips and other companies.

At the end of the evening there will be a dance tournament of corporate teams of the largest business companies: Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris International, Nestlé, Kaspersky Lab, Nike. In parallel, art classes, creative workshops, games and pranks are held in the hall.

To participate in the Marathon, you need to get a ticket by making a donation through the website. You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the Marathon at Adrenaline Stadium. For people with disabilities, entry with the inva promo code is free (certificate of disability is required).

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