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Saturday, November 5, 2022, 6:00 PM, $125

6:00-7:30 PM | Gala Reception with Cocktail Buffet | the cabarrus Center

8:00 PM | Dancing for the Arts showcase | the davis Theatre

10:30 PM - Midnight | Dancing (Under the Stars) | The Cabarrus Center

Reinventing the popular show, Dancing with the Stars, this spectacular fundraising event showcases local celebrities paired with professional dancers, all vying for the GRAND PRIZE by raising the most money! The dance pairs learn their dance steps, hone their skills away from the limelight, then come together to perform in a dance competition on the Davis Theatre stage. This gala evening is filled with a cocktail buffet, Dancing for the Arts performances, and an after-party where the audience and performers dance until midnight. Get your tickets today to experience the unforgettable performances of our local celebrities as they show off their moves for a great cause! It will be a night full of laughs, food and celebration of the arts in our community.

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Find Directions to Dancing for the Arts Here:
The Davis Theatre: 65 Union Street S, Concord, NC
The Cabarrus Center: 57 Union Street S, Concord, NC


Welcome Back Emcee Brian Floyd!

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DFTA Awards

  • Grand Prize: STAR who raises the most money
  • Judge's Award: Best performace
  • People's Choice: Audience chooses their favorite dance team
  • Butts In Seats: STAR who brings in the most event tickets
  • Moonshot Award: If an individual raises more than we have before, previous title holder, Emily Davis has to hand over the crown!

Meet the Stars!

Laura Blackwell

Laura Blackwell

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Dr. Reid Chaney

Dr. Reid Chaney

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Ward Childress

Ward Childress

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Francene Greene

Francene Greene

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Chris Harris

Chris Harris

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Nancy Hilliard Joyce

Nancy Hilliard Joyce

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Dr. Michael Robinson

Dr. Michael Robinson

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Darien Swain

Darien Swain

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Trevor Wilt

Trevor Wilt

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Contribute to Your Favorite Stars!

The Grand Prize is determined by the STAR that raises the most money. During the time between ticket launch through the closing of the Dancing for the Arts Showcase, we ask you to contirbute to the dancer you would like to win. Donate to the Star(s) of your choice online using a credit card. Stars are also free to accept cash or check donations, made out to Cabarrus Arts Council, with the name of the Star you are supporting in the memo line.


Leader Board


Thank You to Our Pros!

Mariah Brewer • Brianna Broome • Corey Brown • Skyla Caldwell

Jenny Grice • Tiffany Lassiter • Kelly Spradlin • Lindsy Mae Wagner • Alex White

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Beverage Sponsor

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 Thank You to Our 2022 DFTA Committee Members

Jazmin Caldwell • Emily Davis • Colin Westgarth-Taylor • Dean Wike

 

DFTA Dance Studio Partners Legacy Dance Company Dance Expressions

Studio 73

Bonitas School of Ballet

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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. 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. The 2019 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.

  • 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

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Independent Tribune
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Harrisburg
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Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third
Hilliard
Hilton Garden Inn