School Foundation announces its 2014 Dancing With the Stars of Florence dance couples

on Saturday, 11 January 2014. Posted in News

Published in The News Journal
January 8, 2013

Local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square off on April 10 at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the fourth annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, fellowship, and an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire, donated by BB&T. A limited number of tables and individual tickets will go on sale to the public on Jan. 13. Pricing for tables of eight guests begin at $1,000 and individual tickets sell for $75.

This year's dancers, celebrities and professionals, are: Rob Ardis, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative Inc., and Sara Johnson Michelle Cato, Roche Carolina Inc., and CJ Miller John Chase, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Lynsie Daniels Rakesh Chokshi, Pee Dee Spine Center, a division of Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates, and Brandi Williamson Trina Folk, GE Healthcare, and Frankie Sullivan Fred Krainin, Pee Dee Cardiology Associates, P.A., and Brea Boatwright Dana Lecznar, Assurant Specialty Property, and Phillip Rast FitzLee McEachin, McEachin & McEachin, P.A., and Shandi Cox Jeff Stevens, Carolina Canners Inc. and Rebecca Kelley Nick Townsend, Carolinas Hospital System, and Meggie Baker Craig Washington, Southside Middle School, and Cheyanne Beck Jason Carrico, Sexton Dental Clinic Inc. and Tiffany Welsh

You can follow the dancers' progress on Facebook at!/ TheSchoolFoundation?fref=ts.!/TheSchoolFoundation?fref=ts. After Feb. 1, fans can vote online for their favorite couple(s) at for $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. This year, an additional category "Most Entertaining" will be added and voted on by the judges. The School Foundation's board member Ed Love and local celebrity Audra Coble will be master and mistress of ceremonies. The 2013 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Extreme team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening.

About The School Foundation

Founded in 2000, The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence, SC School District 1 through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success. To learn more about The School Foundation, visit their website at To date, the foundation has provided over $810,000 in grants to FSD1 educators.