The lineup for the fourth season of Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars has been announced. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling.
Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars is an annual fundraiser that benefits the Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling. The ALLC has revolutionized the treatment of children with autism in the state of West Virginia since it was established in 2005. It is the state’s first research-based treatment program, and is the largest treatment center of its kind in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
WTRF Anchor Laurie Conway is one of the stars participating. She will be partnered with Chad Onifer, an employee at Augusta Levy Learning Center.
Other participants include:
Harrison Central basketball coach and 2014 OVAC Coach of the Year Justin Clifford. Justin is dancing with Mandy Doyle from Turn It Out Dance Academy.
Wheeling Internist Dr. Jamie Etzel, dancing with Ryan Posey from Turn It Out Dance Academy.
CEO and Owner of Marble King Beri Fox, dancing with Bartolo Cannizarro from The Academy for Dance and Theatre Arts.
Photographer and mastermind behind “Meet Me in the Alley” Bennett McKinley, dancing with Chelsea Cloy from Take a Bow Dance Centre.
Manager of WesBanco Barnesville John Rataiczak dancing with Lindsay Bugaj from Turn It Out Dance Academy.
Wheeling Chief of Police Shawn Schwertfeger dancing with Devyn Stid from Take a Bow Dance Theatre.
Owner of Security Travel and former WVU cheerleader Pat Viola dancing with Lacy Baker from Turn It Out Dance Academy.
West Virginia Senator Jack Yost dancing with Kristin McCombs from The Dance Workshop.
Former Executive Director of the Wheeling Symphony Susan Hogan dancing with Caleb Cooper from Take a Bow Dance Centre.
Dancing With the Ohio Valley made its debut four years ago at the Osiris Shrine Temple in front of a crowd of 300, and has grown every year. Last year attendance was 750, and this year, the Center is hoping for 1,000.
Executive Director Kathy Shapell said, “We are so excited about this year’s line-up and the fact that we have four male professional dancers. It will be a great show!”
Sponsors for Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars are The Ziegenfelder Co., Woodbine House Book Publishing, Main Street Bank, WTRF and Lamar. Business sponsorships are still available. For information, call Augusta Levy Learning Center at 304-242-6722.
Tickets are $30 and are available now. They can be purchased at the WesBanco Box Office or online at www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.