Dancing With The Stars at the Raven
2014 - Hooray For Hollywood

 

Two Exciting and
UNIQUE Nights of Dance!

• Friday Nov 7, 7:30pm • $25 / $35 (front-center)
• Saturday Nov 8, 7:30pm • $30 / $40 (front-center)

Each evening includes unique performances by all contestants,
and guest appearances by local dance troupes.

And a STAR Reception!

Sat Nov 8, 5:30pm
Get up close and personal with the Stars, Pros, and Judges.
The event at Costeaux Cafe includes appetizers and wine.
$30 per person.

"Anyone who misses this event is going to
miss the event of the year."

Event Director Vera Harvey

 

Bringing  the North Bay to its feet -- literally.
Local celebrities, "Stars" pair with dance Professionals
to compete for your votes
-- just like the wildly popular ABC-TV show.
Audience members and the public will vote for
their favorite dance team by making donations.
An entertaining, rousing fundraiser benefiting The Raven.


Tickets available after Oct 1:
online and at Copperfield's Books in Healdsburg.
Get your tickets early, this event WILL sell out!
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Get tickets to any or all of the
3 events.
For multiple events,
at the payment screen
select KEEP SHOPPING.
 

A limited number of Dancing with the Stars
2013 T-Shirts are available.
$18 donation includes shipping.

Contact events@raventheater.org
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The 2014 Dance Teams:

STAR: Jackie Crook

PRO: Kyle Redd

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STAR: Jodi Shubin

PRO: Nate Anderson

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STAR: Joe Gellura

PRO: Susan Conway Lombard

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STAR: Linda Chavez

PRO: Raymond Byun

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STAR: Lisa Wittke Schaffner

PRO: Jesus Cruz

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STAR: Mark Anderson

PRO: Elizabeth Mustaro

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STAR: Ross Goodwin

PRO: Lauralie Staley Mayhew

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STAR: Skylaer Palacios

PRO: Zach Crawford

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STAR: Tejpal Sekhon

PRO: Kristen Nowakowski

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STAR: Tony Geraldi

PRO: Justina Crisp

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Judging, Voting, and Trophys:

Each dollar you donate is a vote for your favorite team. $1 = 1 Vote,$10 = 10 Votes, $100 = 100 Votes. No limit to the number of your votes.

The "Popular Vote" Trophy is awarded to the highest vote-getter. Teams are also judged by a trio of professional dance judges for the "Judges Choice" award. The popular vote and judges vote combine, and one couple will be awared the Grand Mirrorball!

Meet the Judges:

JUDGE: Buddy Schwimmer
 

Buddy Schwimmer is known as "The King of Swing", as well as "The Man with a Thousand Moves”. In 1964, at the age of 15, Buddy invented a new American partner dance, which he called “Two Step.” He developed this dance while practicing dance with his sister and searching for a way to dance to popular slow ballads. It is now called the “Night Club Two Step.” He was a dancer on Channel 5 TV’s SheBang hosted by Casey Kasem, Ninth Street West with host Sam Riddle on KHJ-TV (9); and on ABC’s American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark. Buddy was California Freestyle Champion four years in a row! He performed and choreographed on the movie American Graffiti. He was a performer on the 1977 TV variety show Dance Fever with Lynn Vogen. He was a choreographer, along with Ron Montez, on the 1992 show special Big Band Ballroom Bash, hosted by Juliet Prowse and Bobby Short.

 

Buddy has trained and produced many Champions and he is known throughout the dance world as one of the top promoters and instructors of our Youth to Young Adult students. Buddy’s studio moto is “bring a friend or come make new friends”, but most of the students consider Buddy Schwimmer’s DANCE CENTER as their second home! Buddy Schwimmer still travels all over the world as a renowned instructor and choreographer.

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JUDGE: To Come
 

 

JUDGE: Emily McAuliffe
 

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SCORER and TIE BREAKING JUDGE: David Cooper
 


ALTERNATE JUDGE: Kelly Casanova
 

Kelly Casanova is a two-time US Open Swing Dance Champion, winning first place in both the Classic Swing Division and the Open Jack & Jill Division. Kelly has been teaching West Coast Swing locally throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1981, but has also spent much of her career traveling throughout the United States competing, teaching, and judging at major national conventions.
 

Kelly was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2006, and was inducted into the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2004. This National Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award for Swing dancers from around the country representing the various styles of Swing. Through dancing, competing, teaching, judging and/or promoting, Hall of Fame inductees have shown distinction in exemplifying the highest standards of leadership, ethical conduct, and local and national service, resulting in a body of work with a far reaching and significant impact on Swing dancing. Beyond mere enjoyment and participation, they have given of themselves. Over the years Kelly has consistently donated her services to a wide variety of charitable organizations and is extremely pleased to support the Raven's fundraising efforts.
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Event Producer/Director and Emcee:

Producer and Director: Vera Harvey
 

Vera Harvey is currently retired (happily) for the second time! At age 7, her sister taught her the BOP to “Bumble Boogie” by Bee Bumble & The Stingers! Although she didn’t know it then, her life from that moment would never be without dance. Next, dad taught her fox trot and waltz. Tango, Salsa, Rhumba, and Cha Cha Cha were next as she assisted at San Diego State dance classes. Clogging got her on stage with Oklahoma in San Diego and she was a member of the Redwood Country Cloggers performing for Danielle Steele, George Lucas and others in and around Sonoma County and San Francisco. Clogging, however, is very hard on knees and feet and as she looked for something to quench her hunger for dance while saving her knees and feet, she found West Coast Swing. This led to choreographing, teaching, and performing with the Sonoma County Swingers…fun, fun, fun. If you are not a dancer, she encourages you to try a dance class. Remember, life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Emcee: Ted Williams
 

Bio to come.

 

Past Events:
2013 Winners and Teams
2012 Winners and Teams

The Raven Performing Arts Theater