Thank you to everyone who made Dancing for the Arts 2023 a success!
What a Night!
Dancing for the Arts 2023 turned amateurs into true entertainers, and the audience thanked them one dollar at a time for their amazing efforts onstage!
Over $68,000 was raised during the night, and we thank EVERYONE - the Stars, professional dancers, judges, emcee, committee members, sponsors and audience members - for their tremendous support.
DFTA Awards 2023
- Grand Prize: STAR who raises the most money PAULA YOST
- Judge's Award: Best performace MACIE MELTON
- People's Choice: Audience chooses their favorite dance team SARA DUMOND
- Butts In Seats: STAR who brings in the most event tickets GEORGE WOOD
- Moonshot Award: Awarded to an individual who beats the DFTA record for most $ raised!
CONGRATULATIONS PAULA YOST
Relive the Excitement!
Explore the images captured by our photographer, Lester Barnes, and the Party Prints photo collection by clicking below.
Save the Date!
Saturday, November 2, 2024
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Dancing for the Arts History
In 2015, Scott Padgett brought down the house with his hip hop performance. In 2016, Ann Schrader and Bill Dusch battled onstage for the top prize until the very last minute!! Ann became DFTA's Grand Champion. In 2017, Joan Davis glided across the stage, collecting the top title in front of an adoring audience. In 2018, Dr. Mark Redding cinched the Grand Championship for his Weird-Science-themed dance routine on the Dancing for the Arts stage. In 2019 the Moonshot Award was created after Grand Champion Emily Davis broke the record by raising $17,078.33, more than any other dancer in Dancing for the Arts' five-year history. After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, DFTA returned in 2022 with a new record-holder: Dr. Michael Johnson raised $19,107.34.