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This is the ninth year of our wildly successful Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg! Each year seven local celebrity stars are matched with an amateur dance partner from the Shenandoah Valley chapter of USA Dance. The teams practice and fundraise for 14 weeks. The Children’s Champion trophy is awarded to the team who has the most pre-show donations. The Judge’s Choice is awarded to the best dance performance the night of the show. The People’s Choice award goes to the team with the most votes from the night of the show. The coveted Mirror Ball Trophy and the title of Grand Champion is presented to the team with the highest overall score.

Check out the Teams below, and click on the contestant’s picture to read their bio and /or vote for your favorite team!

$1 = one vote. Support your favorite team as they dance for the Daycare! Help this year’s group of seven stars shine!

Support your Favorite Dancer in Person! Go to the competition on November 11, 2018 at the JMU Grand Ballroom, Festival Conference and Student Center. Festivities start at 6pm with dancing, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The show starts at 7 pm with a dance party to follow. Reserve Your Seat Now!


Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center has been a vital part of this community since 1971. HRCDCC provides high quality childcare to children ages 2 – 5. We offer an income based sliding fee scale which allows our child care center to be affordable to all families regardless of their income. Structured as a non-profit 501C3 agency, the center relies on funding from the United Way and fundraising efforts. THANK YOU for supporting this wonderful fundraiser! To learn more, visit hrdaycare.org for the Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center website.

Eventbrite - Dancing with the Stars of the 'Burg 2017

2018 Participants

Team Ali

Umar Ali
First Bank & Trust

Kathy Beery

Team Baratti

Nina Baratti

Emmanual Kikoni

Team Dofflemyer

Todd Dofflemyer
Muddy Feet Graphics

Felicia Anderson

Team Loan

Corri Loan
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Don Barstow

Team Lokey

Zach Lokey
Nielsen Builders, Inc.

Libbi Fitzgerald

Team Donna Lou

Donna Lou Shickel

Chuck Ralston

Team Wightman

Bill Wightman
James Madison University School of Art and Design

Jackie Baker

Special Thanks To

Dancing with Karen is providing all dance lessons and studio time for practice sessions.

David Taylor - DWTS Producer and President, Shenandoah Valley Chapter of USA Dance.

Total Money Raised


Team Totals

Team Ali $3,161
Team Baratti $4,550
Team Dofflemyer $10,320
Team Donna Lou $16,637
Team Loan $10,346
Team Lokey $10,250
Team Wightman $10,310