The event, the premier fundraiser for the organization, features a cast of local celebrities paired with professional dancers from Elite Dance International Studio in Mount Pleasant. Proceeds benefit The ARK's many programs that provide essential services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
The 2017 celebrity dancers are:
Katie Arrington, vice president of operations, Dispersive Technologies
Roland Fulcher, orthodontist/owner at Lowcountry Orthodontics
Rebecca Holtzclaw, cosmetologist/owner, Signori Mani Salon & Day Spa
Skipper Kress, beverage director, Red's Ice House
Dana Madanski, director of marketing, McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation
Billy Penn, captain, Summerville Fire & Rescue Department
Thomas Taylor, chiropractor, Alignment Specific Chiropractic Clinic
Hannah Wimberly, state trooper, South Carolina Highway Patrol
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 Mirror Ball trophy. The couple receiving the most votes by dollars wins the People’s Choice trophy. Votes are $10 each, and can be cast in advance at TheARKofSC.org or at the event.
Dancing with The ARK’s Stars will start at 7 pm. Tickets are $60 in advance or $65 at the door. Purchase tickets online at TheARKofSC.org or call 843-832-2357 for information.
Pinewood Preparatory School is located at 1114 Orangeburg Road in Summerville.