WHEELING, W. Va.- As Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars sashays its way into season eight of Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars, prepare for more glamour, glitz, and sequins as this year’s cast prepares to "light up the night" with their sparkling personalities and lightning dance moves.
This year’s ALL-STAR lineup includes 7News This Morning Meteorologist Emily Goodman dancing with professional freelance dancer Mike Kittle, Wheeling Fire Department Lieutenant Bob Heldreth dancing with Megan Campbell from Studio MC Performing Arts Centre, Collections Representative for United Bank Keith A. Jones III dancing with Cassidy Sansone from Studio MC Performing Arts Centre, member of Hoorah 2 Heroes National Administration Team Josh Norman dancing with Claire Norman from LDT Dance Centre, Director of Sales and Merchandising for Riesbeck Food Markets Brian Riesbeck dancing with Taylor Lucas from Take A Bow Dance Centre, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Executive Director Jessica Rine dancing with 2015 star turned professional Walker Holloway, Chef Travis, Executive Chef of Elmhurst dancing with Chelsea Loy from Take A Bow Dance Centre, local musician Tim Ullom dancing with Alex Mitchell from Studio MC Performing Arts Centre, Zambito Flooring America’s Ric Zambito dancing with Carly DiCola from Turn it Out Dance Academy, Co-hosting this year’s event will be WTRF News Anchor Rachael Dierkes and David Blomquist from the Bloomdaddy Experience.
Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars will be Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $30 and are available at WesBanco Box Office, online at www.augustalevy.org and www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com and at the door on the night of the event starting at 6 p.m. Nine local celebrities will be paired with professional dance partners to compete for the mirror ball trophy. Each couple will perform a dance of their choice to be judged by a panel of three judges.
2016 contestant and co-host for this year’s event Rachael Dierkes said, "I’m so excited to be on stage again for Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars as co-host this year! No matter how you are involved, it’s an honor to be a part of such a fun night supporting a great organization like Augusta Levy."
A pre-party will be held in the Capitol Ballroom prior to the event starting at 5 p.m. with entertainment being provided by Jason Treuman. Heavy hors d"oeuvres will be provided by Ye Olde Alpha. Tickets for the pre-party are on sale for $20 and can be purchased by calling 304-242-6722. Reservations are required. Sponsors for this year’s event include: Cassidy, Cogan, Shapell, and Voegelin, Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration, Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Inc., United Dairy, WTRF, Lamar Advertising, and Ye Olde Alpha.
Established in 2005, ALLC has revolutionized the treatment of children with autism in the state of West Virginia. ALLC is West Virginia’s first and largest research-based program for children with autism that serves the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. All proceeds from Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars benefit Augusta Levy Learning Center’s intensive intervention program.