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Foundation, Dancers Get Ready for 10th Dancing with the Broomfield Stars

Aug 01, 2019 04:19PM

For the 10th year, Dancing with the Broomfield Stars returns to the 1st Bank Center on Thursday, Sept. 26 and this year audience members are in for a few special surprises including a new format and structure for non-profit and dancer engagement.  

This year, participating non-profits are partners in the event, selecting their representative dancer or dance troupe, and helping with event organization and support. These organizations will all share in event proceeds as well. 

Planned Performers

            •           Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) will present an inspirational original dance featuring Kirsten Ditges Manning accompanied by CCD's Ballet Expressions performers comprised of young dancers with special needs.

            •           Mental Health Partners of Broomfield is excited to bring a joyful Swing dance with Susan Bellasand her teacher, Justin Carter of Fred Astaire Dance Studios. 

            •           A Precious Child will present a fun and upbeat number featuring longtime supporter and Broomfield resident Paula Reynolds and professional dancer Patrick Blaisure.

            •           The Broomfield Veteran's Memorial Museum honors the stories of our communities' Veterans. Paula Coffman will honor the military, our youth, and the importance of learning from each other, through a dance created with the support of dancers DeAndre CarrollandCory Klements.

            •           Broomfield FISH is collaborating with Denver Dance Authority to create a lyrical team dance depicting the concept of "A Helping Hand” that highlights their mission of helping neighbors in need rise out of poverty.

            •           Avista/St. Anthony’s North Hospital Foundations, Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities, Bal Swan Children’s Center and Imagine! will also be participating and performing.

This year the event will once again be emceed by Kylie Bearse of the 9News Weather Team, with special local performers presented while ballots are being counted. The show will include two former “Stars” turned ballroom dancers. Linda Johnson will perform with her Professional Coach Timmy Merz of Booth Dancesport and Tina Eichner will dance with her Professional Coach Lucio Escuadra, also of Booth. A special segment featuring students from Broomfield’s Dance Arts Studio is also planned, among other surprises. 

For more than 25 years, the Broomfield Community Foundation's purpose has been to enhance the Broomfield community by collecting contributions and providing support through grants to non-profit groups that help the citizens of Broomfield and the surrounding area. Their mission is to inspire the community to connect people with causes that meet the needs of neighbors through caring, compassion, and charitable giving. Each year at Dancing with the Broomfield Star, the Foundation gives out its grants for the year to dozens of organizations ranging from early childhood to the arts and everything in between. 

Broomfield Community Foundation Executive Director Marianna Williamson noted that her goal for donations this year is more than $100,000, a number that the event achieved last year. “We are so excited to introduce a new format this year and partner with our dancers in an event that helps meet their organizations’ financial needs,” she said. 

Broomfield Stars Practicing and Rehearsing 

Similar to the popular television show, the Broomfield Stars and dance instructors practice for several weeks and then showcase their rehearsed dance on the night of the event. This is a fun-filled evening with great food, entertainment, and a fantastic platform to give back to the community. Attendees vote on their favorite dancers by donating money and the act that brings in the most donations is declared the winner at the end of the evening. If you are not able to attend the event, you can still vote for your favorite non-profit act in advance via online donations. 

What You Need to Know

Doors at the 1stBank Center open at 5:30 p.m., with food provided by local restaurants served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 each for general admission seating; $75 each for floor seating; $1,000 for table sponsorship; and $25 for guests 18 years and younger. Food, parking, and the show are included in the ticket price. For tickets, to donate or for more information visit www.broomfieldfoundation.org.