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Swingshift And The Stars' Dancers, Charities Announced

Aug. 26, 2015

The 8th season of SwingShift and the Stars kicks off next month, with six couples dancing in support of six different charities. The local celebrities, dance instructors and charities are:

Becky Osborne, Fifth Third Bank and Terry Sadler dancing for Bethany Christian Services

Evelyn Richardson, Priority Health and Richard Dodge dancing for the Grand Traverse Pavilions

Mike Baker, Plante Moran and Sharon Pascoe for the Leelanau Children's Center

Kristen Lowe, TV 7&4 and Tim Nixon dancing for the Music House Museum

Pete Correia, Peninsula Township and Tamara DePonio dancing for the Peter Dougherty Society

Paul Groesbeck, Federal Screw Works and Tiffany Rice dancing for Speak Up Zine.

Live at the City Opera House, this four-event extravaganza, is a “Dancing with the Stars” style competition featuring the star dance competition, including judge critiquing & scores as well as audience voting. Audience members can vote for dance couples and learn about the charities throughout the season. Since 2008, the Dance-Off for Charity has raised more than $1.5 million for local organizations.

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