• Pfiffner Park Bandshell (map)
  • 1100 Crosby Avenue
  • Stevens Point, WI, 54481
  • United States

Local celebrities and seasoned dancers will pair up on July 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pfiffner Park band shell for an energetic dance competition to benefit the Hope is Building campaign.

Much like the celebrated reality show, which has sparked renewed interest in ballroom dancing, this live-action competition will pair local stars with area dance "professionals" to vie for bragging rights and a trophy. Stars will dance the fox trot, waltz, jitter bug, lindy hop, and more, for a show that is fun and exciting to watch.

Participating local stars include Mayor Mike Wiza; Branka Dudas, owner of STORM Elite All Stars; and trivia guru Jim “Oz” Oliva. Professional dance partners include Kayla Dziak, Randall Reif, and Marilyn Greiner.

To encourage early competition, each pair of dancers will collect donations online at dancingforhope.org. By visiting the website and donating to individual competitors, community members can cast votes for their favorite local star. Donations will also be accepted in-person at the event. Each dollar donated will count as one vote.

All proceeds raised will benefit the Hope is Building campaign in support of the new Breast Care Center at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.

The event is open to the general public and free to attend. 

‘Dancing With Your Stars’ is produced by Transcribing Dance Company, CREATE Portage County, AIR Project, and Ministry Hope is Building campaign. For more information or to cast your vote, please visit dancingforhope.org.  

Thank you to our event partners!