A Night with Our Stars At the 8th Annual SCV Dancing With Our Stars

by | Jul 26, 2018 | Community

You won’t find a better reason this year to strap on a pair of dancing shoes and come out to support the many non-profits that benefit from this year’s SCV Dancing With Our Stars event! This year, we are doing something different with the opening performance by Violist Daniel Morris, it will be absolutely divine, a must-see! Over the years we have raised well over the million-dollar mark, with a fundraising total of $1.5 million since the inaugural event in 2009, and this is sure to be another hit!
Our 8th annual competition will feature 20 non-profits with a mix of celebrity dancers and group performances alongside a lineup of professional dancers from Vibe Performing Arts and D’Wilfri DanceArt and Entertainment.
“With many new faces and our special opening act, we are more excited than ever to share this lively show with our community,” said Alexander Hafizi, Vice President and event co-chair. “We’re very grateful to the contributions from our professional dance partners and leading sponsors. Their support has made this year more exciting than ever!”
SCV DWOS is a friendly dance competition where celebrity dancers and professional dancers pair up to raise money for the non-profit organization they’ve chosen to represent. Guests will have the opportunity to cast money votes using script, and dancing partners also will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges. This year our judges include KTLA’s Chris Schauble, founder of SCV DWOS Linda Hafizi, along with Actress and News Reporter Bella Shaw. All proceeds raised from this not-for-profit event are donated directly to the benefitting organizations, including ticket sales.
On behalf of co-chairs, Arnold Bryant and Alexander Hafizi and the rest of The Magazine of Santa Clarita Team; we are so grateful to have such amazing supporters in our valley and look forward to seeing everyone on August 24th at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $50/person and are available at www.scvdwos.com.
For more information, please call Alexander Hafizi at 661-294-4444 ext. 107. Please visit our Facebook page (SCVDWOS) for updates and information.

On our cover: Front Row: (L-R) Daniel Morris, Captain Robert Lewis, Nola Aronson, Marsha McLean, Barbara Myler, Jade Autumn Aubuchon, Ingrid Blanco, Wilfrido Arroyo, Jadon Muller and Dylan Muller.
Second Row: (L-R) Matthew Nelson, Braelyn, Makayla, Jane, Morgan, Ben, Kailei West, Alisa, Jodi Walker and Mike Bjorkman
Third Row: (L-R) Sue Reynolds Buckley, Teri Hughes Fox, Erick Calvillo, Mia, Natalie Castanova, Alexandria Grable and Vanessa Rutherford.
Fourth Row: (L-R) Dr. Kelly Cude, Josh Rivas, Maggie-Mae Laufman, Nick Ventura, Amy Daniels and Zee Dankworth
Fifth Row: (L-R) Brandon Sherwood, Trina Graham, Thomas Curcio, Scott Tucker, Kat Muller, Kevin Auer, Andee Coates, Winter Storm Aubuchon, Marissa Grove, Brent Eriksson, and Niamani Knight.
Sixth Row: (L-R) Japhet Velazquez, Tim Sandeen, Dr. Kristina Wittig, Aaron Newmeyer, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matthew Adams, Romy Bergam, Liz Watts and Robert C. Lopez.

Our Sponsors:

Team Bjorkman
With over 26-years’ experience Team Bjorkman has been at the helm of providing forever homes to our community and given back every step of the way. We are so grateful for their support in this year’s SCV Dancing With Our Stars as the Perfect Ten Sponsor. This year will mark the 4th year Team Bjorkman supports this event. In an interview with Mike Bjorkman from Team Bjorkman he shared his thoughts on why the team chooses to help out again. “This is one of the few events in SCV where you can raise funds for so many non-profits at one time, the entertainment is awesome and it is really cool to see so many non-profits coming together.”

The City of Santa Clarita
The City of Santa Clarita is another In the Spotlight Sponsor and has been supporting SCV DWOS for several years. With their continued support we have been able to raise over $1.5 million. Assistant City Manager Frank Oviedo shared why the City has been long time sponsors of this event, “Non-profit organizations in Santa Clarita provide vital resources for our residents, and Dancing With Our Stars brings the community together to help raise awareness and funds for these groups. The City of Santa Clarita is proud to support this wonderful event.”

Nola Aronsson’s Advanced Audiology
Advanced Audiology is one of the leading Audiologist offices in the Los Angeles County Area. They have helped thousands of patients with excellent care and state of the art hearing products. We are so proud to share that they are another In the Spotlight Sponsors. When posed with the question why did they want to sponsor this event they simply replied, “I support Dancing With Our Stars because it’s the only fundraiser in the SCV that supports every non-profit and it gives me the opportunity to do the same,” said Nola Aronson owner of Advanced Audiology.

 

Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative is the place for Veterans to get most of their post-service needs met. As the only resource center for veterans in the city they have brought aide to our heroes on a grand scale. This year, this non-profit organization has furthered their support as one of our In the Spotlight Sponsors. We sat down with Elliot Wolfe and he shared why he chose to be a part of this year’s SCV DWOS. “Being one of the leaders of the Santa Clarita Veterans Services Collaborative, I feel that it is our responsibility to the community, and to the Veterans we serve, to be a part of any event that makes the community a better place to live, and the residents to more likely notice the needs of the veteran community.”

For more information, please call Alexander Hafizi at 661-294-4444 ext. 107. Please visit our Facebook page (SCVDWOS) for updates and information.

 

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