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This is the tenth 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. Overall the seven 2018 teams raised more than $100,000 for HRCDCC.

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 17, 2019 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 2019

2019 Participants

Team Debbie Brown

Debbie Brown
Hand to Hearts Life Relationship Coaching

Team Kelly May

Kelly May Brown
Myers Ford

Team Driller

Steve Brown
Brown and Sutt PLLC

Team Mandy

Mandy Leeth
Burkholder & Associates, Ameriprise Financial

Team Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS)

Oskar Scheikl
Rockingham County Schools

Team Smith

Steve Smith
James Madison University

Team Aubrey


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 Aubrey $25,294
Team Debbie Brown $12,503
Team Driller $21,598
Team Kelly May $25,302
Team Mandy $16,535
Team Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS) $21,444
Team Smith $22,299

Previous Winners

In 2018, the event’s ninth straight sellout crowd saw Zack Lokey of Nielsen Builders and his USA Dance partner Libbi Fitzgerald win the championship.

Corri Loan, representing Tropical Smoothie Cafe and her USA Dance partner Don Barstow were awarded the People's Choice Award in 2018.