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Saturday, October 26, 6pm
Downtown Hilton, 700 East Adams

Join us for an evening of festive frolicking, plentiful food and drink, live music and a silent auction during a star-studded dance competition at the 8th Annual Dancing with the Starz on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Hilton in Downtown Springfield.
This fundraising event for the Prairie Art Alliance offers a fun night out while providing essential funding for
artist support, art awareness and art outreach.


Emcee Joe Crain

Judge Mylas Copeland

Judge Amy Nelson

Judge Jim Leach

This year’s celebrity dancers represent a cross section of the Springfield community and will compete for the 2013 title with
the help of professional dancers handpicked by dance instructor Pat Lyttaker. Celebrity judges Mylas Copeland from Green Toyota,
Amy Nelson from Cool 93-9 FM, and Jim Leach from 970 AM, along with MC Joe Crain from WICS Channel 20,
will provide entertaining commentary, while the audience determines the winner through the purchase of Starz Bucks.

6pm Reception
7pm Dinner
8pm Dance Competition
9:30pm Open Dancing
Black Tie Optional

The competition officially started Tuesday, Aug. 13, the day of the dancers’ first rehearsal,
with pre-votes accepted via this webpage.
Press Release | Poster

Vote for your favorite star, become a sponsor, donate a silent auction item and/or purchase tickets TODAY!

Meet Our Dancers
(Voting ended 5pm Oct. 25.)


Wes Barr
Retired Lieutenant from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office
with Jo Campbell

Nan Bulli
Classified Account Executive at Illinois Times
with Steve Harris


Jodi Cole
Owner of Flea Market to Fabulous
with J.B. Campbell

with Chuck Irwin

Shannon Mathis & Donnie Bassford
Division Director for March of Dimes & Owner of Donnie B's Comedy Club
John Milhiser
Sangamon County State's Attorney
with Jan Sparling

Steve Myers
President of Myers Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
with Jayne Irwin

Cassandra Pence Ostermeier
Artist/Owner of Urban Sassafras
with Gene Weiser

Kathleen Treanor
MD at McFarland Center
with Chris Sparling

Help your favorite Star to reach his/her $5,000 goal to benefit the Prairie Art Alliance!
Just click on the Starz' image above to vote.
The winner will be determined by the total of votes cast before and during the competition on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

(Voting tally as of 5pm on 10/25/2013.)


Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorship Levels


Donate an Item to Our Silent Auction or a Bottle of Wine to Our Wine Wall


Return to: Prairie Art Alliance 420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701 or jsnopko@prairieart.org


View images from 2012's DWTS!



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Prairie Art Alliance is committed to fostering community awareness and participation in the visual arts.
Its mission is to develop member artists and to serve the public through exhibits, classes and community outreach programming. 

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