Dance Partners Introduced at Pairings Party

on Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in News

Published on January 13, 2016 by The News Journal
Brenda Harrison

A Pairings Party was held at the Floyd Center at Carolinas Hospital System on Jan. 7, to formally announce the 2016 Dancing With The Stars of Florence dance couples.  The couples are:

• Dwayne Brockington and Brandi Williamson
• Adam Crosson and Tiffany Welsh
• Deb Davis and Chris Mixon
• Pam Flowers and Cole Davis
• Dr. Michael K. Foxworth II and Meggie Baker
• Dr. Bill Hazelwood and Drew Arnold
• George Jebaily and Amanda Smith
• Dr. Brian Naylor and Georgeanna Kelley
• Tara Newton and Antonio Robinson
• Dr. Supen Patel and Shandi Cox
• Ray Taylor and Desiree Stokes
• Katie Wilcox and Joseph Steen

On Tuesday, March 22, local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square-off at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the sixth annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the competition at 7 p.m.  Guests will enjoy food, beverages, fellowship, and an opportunity to win a custom designed jewelry piece donated by Lisa and Lex Matthews of Southern Jewelry Design. After Feb. 1., fans can vote online for their favorite couple(s) at for only $10 per vote.

The "People's Choice" mirror ball trophies will be awarded to the three couples raising the most votes. A panel of judges will name one couple "Technical Skills Winner" based on the contestants' overall skills. One couple will also be chosen as "Most Entertaining" by the judges.

Dancers receiving the largest number of online votes will be awarded the "Social Stars" trophy. The School Foundation's board member Ed Love and local celebrity Audra Coble will serve as master and mistress of ceremonies. The 2015 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Fierce team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening.

Founded in 2000, The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence, School District 1 through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success. To date, the foundation has provided over $1,091,356 in grants to FSD1 educators. For more information, visit www.