Dance with the ARK Stars Saturday night in Summerville

Dance with the ARK Stars Saturday night in Summerville
The event takes place in Summerville Saturday night

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The 8th annual Dancing with the ARK's Stars is Saturday night March 10 at 7 p.m. in the gym at Pinewood Preparatory School at 1114 Orangeburg Road in Summerville.

It pairs local celebrities with professional dancers in a competition that has become a widely attended annual event.

Each celebrity is paired with a professional dance partner from Ballroom Dance Charleston. The dancing duos will perform for a chance to win one of two titles: the Judge's Award or the People's Choice Award voted on by the audience.

Similar to the hit TV show, "Dancing with the Stars," four couples will dance in each round, with the two couples receiving the most judges' votes competing in a "dance off" to win the Judge's Award. The couple receiving the most votes wins the Mirror Ball trophy. Votes are $10 each and can be cast in advance at, or at the event.

Proceeds from the event support the many programs of the ARK which provides essential services for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Serving five counties, the ARK offers such services as respite care, support groups, caregiver consultation, workshops resource referrals, and training for law enforcement and first responders.

The celebrities this year include: Kelsi Childress, external affairs coordinator, for the South Carolina Ports Authority, Elizabeth Donehue, community volunteer, Ed Fedol, retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard and the SC National Guard, Tanner Garrett, Vice President, Paragon Sitework Constructors, Inc, Harriet Halmon, retired, U.S. Army, Janice Jolly, retired, Dorchester School District two, Nick McBee, director of sales and marketing, the Crossings at Westcott Plantation and Scott Runyon, manager of gas operations, SCE&G.

Tickets are 60 dollars in advance or 65 dollars at the door. For more information, go to or call 843-832-2357.

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