Word just arrived that they’ve re-examined their event and have made some more changes for this year’s dance-athon.
First, they’re not going to hold it in June. That’s a very big deal. Why? Because it had become the summer event that broke up the ho-hums of the heat. They’ve moved it to the spring — Saturday, April 19, to be exact. Thought you would want to know so you could go ahead and make your summer vacation plans accordingly.
Second, they decided to return to a celebrity cast of dancers. It’s a pretty good list, too. Included in the people who are hard at work learning their steps at Arthur Murray Studio are:
- Jolene DeVito, broadcaster, talent coach and former TXCN anchor
- Teresa Frostini, CBS 11 anchor/reporter
- JP Piccinini, real estate mogul
- Amy Vanderoef, WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” host
- Jason Wheeler, WFAA anchor/reporter
- Brooke Williamson, ESPN sideline reporter
On the other hand, tried-and-true things that haven’t changed are host Preston Pearson and Master of Ceremonies Scott Murray. And the location is still Frontiers of Flight Museum.
The judges will be Drew Pearson, Claudia Marshall and George Riba.
Oh, did we mention that the annual St. Francis of Assisi Award will be presented to Robert “Skip” Trimble, dog’s/cat’s best friend? Good choice.
If you haven’t been to this event because you’ve been out of town, you need to see it to believe it. Not only do you get a delicious meal, check out an extensive silent auction and have a heck of a lot of fun, you’ll be able to sit back and watch local bold facers showing off some fancy. . . and in some cases, funny … moves.
Since the date has been moved up, you’d better lock down your tickets ASAP.