Dancing With Our Stars – Supporting 18 Non-profits Under One Roof – The 7th Annual Dancing With Our Stars is just around the corner!

by | Aug 1, 2016 | Community

You won’t find a better chance to support 18 non-profits under one roof than this year’s Dancing With Our Stars event, presented by The Magazine of Santa Clarita and élite Magazine!  Last year took us over the million-dollar mark, with a fundraising total of $1.3 million since the inaugural event in 2003, and this is sure to be another hit!  Join us Friday, August 26 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center as we cheer on new and longtime community leaders under the spotlight.
Our 7th annual competition will feature 20 celebrity dancers alongside a lineup of professional dancers, including: Vibe Performing Arts, D’Wilfri DanceArt and Entertainment, SHE-IS and Generation DCD.  Opening the show, Santa Clarita Ballet will set the stage with a beautiful performance of “As The Piano Rolls,” choreographed by Carol Guidry.  And more stunning dances are sure to follow!
“With many new faces and our special opening act, we are more excited than ever to share this lively show with our community,” said Alexander Hafizi, Vice President and event co-chair.  “We’re very grateful to the contributions from our professional dance partners and leading sponsors.  Their support has made this year more exciting than ever!”
This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Whitening Lightening/Gerard Cosmetics, HomeSmart NCG Santa Clarita, the City of Santa Clarita, and Elloitt and Judith Wolfe Family Trust.  Thanks to their support, we are able to host an event that supports 18 local non-profits and raises thousands of dollars for this community each year.
We would also like to give a special thanks to our community partners: Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co., SOS Entertainment, Tranquility Salon and Spa, Personalize This, Joie de Vivre Photographie, Brooke Ritter Photography, Jenifer Bothwell of Jenifer B Makeup Artistry, and Stylist Kelly Lampignano at N’ Style Salon.
Each year, celebrity dancers and professional dancers pair up to raise money for the non-profit organization they’ve chosen to represent.  Guests will have the opportunity to cast money votes using script, and dancing partners also will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges.  All proceeds raised from this non-for-profit event are donated directly to the benefitting organizations, including ticket sales.
Ticket prices are $30/$40/$50 and are available at www.canyonspac.com.
We hope to see you on August 26!
For more information, please go to www.scvdwos.com or call Alexander Hafizi at 661-294-4444 ext. 107.  Please visit out Facebook page (SCVDWOS) for updates and information.
Featured on the cover this month are our dancers and sponsors: (L-R) Back Row: Kristen Renton, Ingrid Blanco, Willy Arroyo, Chris Donald. 5th Row: Michael Morris, Zach McReyonlds, Josh Rivas, Brian Ayuste, Will Meyers. 4th Row: Michael Hogan, Ashley Guardino, Katt Muller, Liz Caddow, Emily Curren, Amanda Green Richardson  and Robert Chino Lopez. 3th Row:  Robert Gardner, Nikki Oerum, Jen Brown, Tami Edwards, Andrea Vibe, Andrew Taban. 2nd Row: Oriana John of Whitening Lightning, Liz Watts,Scott Pieper-Vibe, Mike Bjorkman of HomeSmart Team Bjorkman, and Isabella Grosso. 1st Row: Pegah Hunt, Patsy Ayala, Lauren Hart of Santa Clarita Ballet, Cherrie Brown, and Sharlene Duzick.

cover photo by Joie de Vivre Photographie

The Magazine of Santa Clarita and élite Magazine are proud to announce the 2016 participating non-profits:
American Cancer Society
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
CASA of Los Angeles – Court Appointed Special Advocates
Child & Family Center
Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley
HandsOn Santa Clarita
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation
JCI Santa Clarita
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer
PFLAG Santa Clarita
SCV Senior Center
SCV Sheriff’s Foundation
Single Mothers Outreach
Spotlight Arts Center
SRD Straightening Reins
The Imago Dei School @ Trinity Classical Academy
WiSH Education Foundation

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