On March 12th, a group of local professionals will trade in their day jobs for dancing shoes at the 6th Annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars at Pinewood Preparatory School.
The premier fundraiser for the organization, this event 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 2016 celebrity dancers are:
- Jimmy Bateman, Summerville Police Department
- Gary Brewer, Banks Construction
- Nancy Deitch, Rollings Middle School of the Arts
- Mary Early, Early Family Foundation
- Wakesha Evans, Hope Clinic
- Matthew Orosz, Hearing Care of Summerville
- Greer Reagin, Reagin Orthodontics
- Pren Woods, Alston Middle School
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 $50 in advance or $60 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.