What: An orthodontist, cosmetologist, fire department captain and a state trooper are just some of the local celebrities trading their day jobs for dancing shoes to raise money for The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, in Summerville.
Where: Lowndes Grove Plantation, 266 St. Margaret St. in downtown Charleston.
When: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Deets: Each dancer is paired with a professional dance partner from Elite Dance International Studio in Mount Pleasant. Couples will perform at the event for a chance to win one of two titles: the Judge’s Award or the People’s Choice Award voted on by the audience.
Similar to the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” four couples will dance in each round, with the two couples receiving the most judges’ votes competing in a “dance off” to win the Mirror Ball trophy. The couple receiving the most votes by dollars wins the People’s Choice trophy. Votes are $10 each, and can be cast in advance at TheARKofSC.org or at the event.
How Much: Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. Purchase tickets online at TheARKofSC.org or call 843-832-2357 for information. Proceeds from this premier fundraiser support the many programs of The ARK as it provides essential services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Serving five counties, The ARK offers respite care, support groups, caregiver consultation, education, resource referrals, community learning programs and rural services development.