Dancing with the Big Stars

Big Brothers Big Sisters Presents Dancing with the BIG Stars

There is no other place to be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 than at the Overdrive, located at 3769 U.S. 127, Celina, OH 45822, for the 4th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Dancing with the BIG Stars event! This event is based off of the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. A group of prominent community members from throughout the area will put on their “boogie shoes” and test their newly learned dancing skills with their experienced dance partners. These dancers are putting their heart and soul into dancing and raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties. Each of the celebrity dancers and their experienced dance partners will compete twice on Saturday, November 4 at the Overdrive during an afternoon matinee performance starting at 1:30 p.m. and an evening dinner performance starting at 5:00 p.m..

The 2017 cast include Adam Ries (First Federal of Van Wert) dancing with Kimberly Laudick, Krista Opperman (Plus 1 Professionals) dancing with Zach Ferrall, Scott Hogenkamp (Hogenkamp Funeral Home) dancing with Stacy Smuts, Amber Vernon (Lima City Schools) dancing with Jeff Schnippel, Connor Rammel (Ft. Recovery Insurance)dancing with Lisa Heckman, Zach Hellwarth (Crown) dancing with Jennifer Kahlig, Jim Christman (St. Marys City Council and Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters) dancing with Lisa Grunden,  Kelly Hoying (Elevate Fitness and Wellness) dancing with Andrew Heckman, and Tom Giesige (Tom’s Pro Painting) dancing with Barb Powell.    The professional dancers represent several dance studios throughout our servicing area, including:  Boyds Dance Studio, Kim Hohman’s Danceworks, The Dance Centre, Wagner Ballroom Dance Studio. We also have professional dancers representing Crown ,  YWCA of Van Wert, Walpakenta Schools, Totally Fitness,Nidec Minster Company, Noble/Montague & Moul, Schnippel Electric, US Postal Service, and ValCo Company,

Dancers will be taking lessons, rehearsing their dances and soliciting funds over the next few months.. The BIG Star Award will be announced at the dinner performance and is based on the celebrity dancer that raises the most money on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, a Judge’s Choice Award will be given to the couple that has the best dance performance based on the judges’ critiques. The night’s featured judges are Jane Diller, Becky Kunk and Eric (Bruno) Wellman.

Tickets will be available beginning August 1, 2017 if you would like to be a member of the audience for this event, and each dinner ticket includes a catered dinner in addition to the performance.  The matinee performance includes snacks and a beverage. These tickets are $20 per person for the Matinee Show. The price for the Dinner Show range from $30.00 to $50.00 and are sold on a first come first serve basis.  Ticket information and event information about Dancing with the BIG Stars can be found on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties website at www.bbbsma.com or by calling 419-584-2447.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert  Counties’ ongoing efforts to make a difference in your community, one child at a time.