Star Dancing Gala returns this summer with a new slate of performers
VAIL — Tickets for the Youth Foundation’s seventh annual Star Dancing Gala are now on sale.
Scheduled for July 16, the star-studded affair will once again feature dance performances, showcasing notable local “celebrities” and professional dancers, modeled after the television hit “Dancing with the Stars,” with each couple rolling out a different genre of dance.
Getting underway at 5:30 p.m. at the Vail Valley Jet Center in Gypsum, the 2015 edition of the Star Dancing Gala will also mark the largest education fundraising event in the Vail Valley. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Foundation’s mission of fostering growth, development and success of children throughout the community. The Youth Foundation is part of the Vail Valley Foundation.
“This year’s theme of ‘Soar to Success’ is based on the belief that the Youth Foundation, in collaboration with our community, will raise the educational and achievement level of all children in the Vail Valley,” said Melisa Rewold-Thuon, vice president of education for the Vail Valley Foundation. “Thanks to the generous support of our Star Dancing Gala participants, we are able to challenge our local youth to continue to fly high, knowing that we can help change their world.”
The Star Dancing Gala celebrity lineup includes Vanessa Kerzner, Dr. Bill Sterett, Reid Phillips, Elaine Kelton, Trista Sutter, Kristin Kenney Williams, Mike Kloser, Gus Bigos, Annie Rothkopf and the Cordillera Zumba Group, led by Lori Silagy of Z Scene Zumba.
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This year’s professional dancers will include Artistic Director Colin Meiring, Maria Barry, Reason Galt, Morgan Flahive-Foro and Scott Hopkins, while Mark Kogan will serve as host and emcee for the gala evening.
“The dedication of our dancers and the amazing generosity of our Star Dancing Gala attendees is a true testament to the wonderful commitment and caring our community has for its youth,” Rewold-Thuon said.
Tickets for the Star Dancing Gala are $250 per person and available online at http://www.star dancinggala.com. Various event packages are also available.