Dancing for the Arts

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:00 pm

A celebration of the arts and the community we love, we're grateful for the support of the dozens of stars, professional dancers, judges and behind-the-scenes organizers who take the time and effort to entertain for a good cause.

Total raised: $50,000
Top 3 Fundraisers:

  1. Mark Redding - $8,757
  2. Stacey Griffin - $6,886
  3. Lisa Krass - $6,651

Grand Championship 2018: Star Mark Redding and Professional Glenna Wilson
Judges' Choice 2018: Star Brian Hiatt and Professional Tiffany Lassiter
People's Choice 2018: Star Julie Hartsell and Professional Christopher Davis

VOTING continues through the end of November, so continue to show your support for your favorite Stars. You'll be boosting their pride and helping the Cabarrus Arts Council fund its programs. (Votes will not affect the championship winner from November 10th event.)

    Watch the Facebook Live videos of the performances! Dancers are listed in their performance order from the event:

    Lisa Krass

    Haynes Brigman

    Leigh Brown

    Stacey Griffin

    Betty Ann Alicea

    Mark Redding

    Brian Hiatt

    Colin Taylor

    Julie Hartsell

    Merl Hamilton

    DFTA Dance Studio Partners

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    Dancing for the Arts History

    In 2015, Mayor 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. Bill walked away a winner, too as Concord's new mayor. In 2017, Joan Davis glided across the stage, collecting the top title in front of an adoring audience. And in the fourth season, Dr. Mark Redding cinched the Grand Championship for his Weird Science-themed dance routine on the Dancing for the Arts stage.

    Congratulations to all, and save the date for Dancing for the Arts 2019: Saturday, November 9th.

    • Mark Redding and professional dancer Glenna Wilson came out of nowhere to win Dancing for the Art's 2018 Grand Championship. Congratulations to both of you!

      Mark Redding and professional dancer Glenna Wilson came out of nowhere to win Dancing for the Art's 2018 Grand Championship. Congratulations to both of you!

    • 2017 Grand Champion Joan Davis, Judges' Choice Mollie Norris and People's Choice Jennifer Delaney.

      2017 Grand Champion Joan Davis, Judges' Choice Mollie Norris and People's Choice Jennifer Delaney.

    • 2016 Ann Schrader and Bill Dusch battled onstage until the very last minute with Ann Reigning.

      2016 Ann Schrader and Bill Dusch battled onstage until the very last minute with Ann Reigning.

    • 2015 Mayor Scott Padgett brought down the house with his hip hop performance.

      2015 Mayor Scott Padgett brought down the house with his hip hop performance.

    Past Performances

    Thank you to our 2016 Stars and to Garrett Price for putting together this great highlight film from our 2016 event.

    Corporate Sponsors

    • Atrium Health
    • Embassy Suites
    • Duke Energy
    • Great Wolf Lodge
    • Hilton Garden Inn
    • Independent Tribune
    • Technologies Edge
    • Wells Fargo