Chicago's own Arthur Murray Dance Studio is dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. For the fifth year in a row the studio is presenting Dancing with Chicago's Celebrities, a fundraising gala to benefit Komen Chicago! Similar to ABC’s, Dancing with the Stars, this dazzling event boasts six of Chicago’s hottest celebrities who show off their newly-learned talent of ballroom dancing in a celebrity dance-off by performing a choreographed routine with an Arthur Murray professional. Following the celebrity dance-off, alumni from past year’s events take the floor for a group routine, followed by the Arthur Murray professionals owning the room for a knockout finale show.
This very unique fundraising event is the only one of its kind in Chicago and brings together local celebrity dancers for a magical evening of ballroom dancing, wonderful food and general dancing for all guests. And again in 2010, Top Chef Winner & Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless will compete in the Alumni Show, just following the Celebrity Dance-off with the following Chicago celebrities scheduled to appear: Bears Hall-of-Famer Gale Sayers, Radio Host Mancow, Dina Bair of WGN, and many others.
The competition will be judged by Nick Kosovich, the U.S. national champion most recently seen as Vivica A. Fox’s partner on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and a panel of celebrity judges, including Rick Bayless.
When: Friday, March 12, 2010 at 6 PM
Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago Crystal Ballroom - 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Tickets: $175 per person / proceeds to fund raise for www.KomenChicago.org
The Beautiful Competitors of 2010 are:
... and some event Alumni to be seen are:
- Mancow – “The Mancow Show”
- Valerie Warner – WGN
- Mai Martinez – CBS
- Erin O’Connor – Miss Illinois
- Matt Rodewald – NBC
- D.C. Crenshaw – Food Critic and Host of Game Time Dine
... with Celebrities...
- Rick Bayless
- Dana Kozlov
- Dina Bair
- Mike Adamle
- Ginger Zee
- Amy Jacobson
- Roz Varon
- Lisa Aproti
- Katie Lorenz
- Gale Sayers
- Nick Kosovich - Dancing with the Stars
- Snow Urbin - So you think you can Dance?