Don’t miss this amazing event!
Call MontBleu 1-888-829-7630 to get your reserved seating ticket!
Tahoe Arts Project is pleased to present Dancing With The Tahoe Stars, a benefit for Tahoe Arts Project on Saturday, March 8th at 6:30 pm at the MontBleu Theater.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see this talented group of dancers on Saturday, March 8th at 6:30 PM at the MontBleu Theater. Reserved ticket prices range from $10 to $22 (plus a $3 handling fee).
Last years event was a huge success and we’re excited to be back this year with a bigger and even better show!
Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Dreu Murin.
Included is this very special fundraiser, ten members of the community will be participating in Dancing With The South Tahoe Stars along with 10 professional local dancers.
Similar to the popular TV show, they will be paired up with one of the professionals to learn a dance routine and complete with costumes they will perform their dance and our distinguished judges will score them. Judges for the evening will be Marcia Sarosik, Don Bosson and Paul Middlebrook. Come out and cheer on your favorite dancer and help choose the people’s favorite by purchasing votes! This interactive production will be fun for all ages and truly allows the audience to be a part of the show.
A HUGE thanks to the amazing local stars who volunteered to dance in this years event.
Vote online for your favorite star!
Our stars have been hard at work preparing for this amazing fundraiser. We are so grateful for all their dedication and support. We hope to see you at this event but you need not be present at to support your favorite star.
Each Dollar Donated = 1 vote
The star with the most votes will receive the award.
Help Choose the People’s Choice!
Amy Thompson – Salsa
Amy Thompson was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. Her passion for kids and gymnastics started at an early age, which led her into starting her current business, the Tahoe Tot Spot. When she’s not busy at work, Amy enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and vegan cooking.
Vote for Amy Thompson for People’s Choice Awards
Roberta Benvenuto – Broadway
My husband and I got married in May 1971. Our honeymoon was a cross country trip to Tahoe, and we have never left. We have 2 children, Courtney, who is getting married in Sept, and our son Jared. We are blessed that both our kids went to LA for college, but returned home to the best place in the country to live. Some people have two left feet when dancing, I have 2 titanium knees!!
Vote for Roberta Benvenuto for People’s Choice Awards
Jodi Stewart – Old School Hip Hop
I am an instructor and owner of the South Lake Tahoe Jazzercise franchise. In addition I am a certified Senior Fitness Specialist and I volunteer teach a fitness program to special needs adults. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and moved to South Lake Tahoe 18 years ago after graduating from UNR with a degree in health science and business admin. I am mom to four awesome girls who keep me on my toes and keep me moving! I believe dancing keeps you happy and healthy and lets your heart be light and free!
Vote for Jodi Stewart for People’s Choice Awards
Eric Taxer – Tango
Originally from Portland, OR, Eric Taxer has called the South Shore home since 1987. An engineering nerd by day with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, Eric is a Dancing with the Stars devotee at night – mostly watching, not participating. But a boy can dream! His only other public dance performance was the May Pole Dance in 3rd grade. Eric has been a volunteer and board member for many community organizations including our own Tahoe Arts Project, the Tahoe Tallac Association, the Lake Tahoe AIDS Task Force, the Lake Tahoe Community Orchestra and the Reno GLBTQ Center. A special shout out to Mom (who made him dance the schottische at the Scandinavian Society functions); Hudsie Jo (who taught him those groovy spokesmodel moves); and TJ, Betty Jo and Luke (who would dance with him if they could.)
Vote for Eric Taxer for People’s Choice Awards
Klaus Utecht – Cha Cha
As a young immigrant from Germany, and after 20 years in the Aircraft Tooling Industry in Southern California, I retired here in beautiful Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe.
For over 30 years my clients have put their trust in my services as a CA/NV Realtor around “the lake”, and I absolutely love my second career helping folks with this important investment.
Worldwide connections, together with the knowledge of foreign languages, customs and metric systems, enable me to refer you to specialists in many areas and countries, so you get 2 or more agents for the price of one.
I look forward to help you and your friends with buying and selling Real Estate internationally,
Vote for Klaus Utecht for People’s Choice Awards
Sean Patrick Sweeney – Fox Trot
I was born in Oakland, CA and moved to Tahoe in 1969.
I’m the middle child with 1 older sister and 1 younger sister.
I’m married to the most amazing women Cara Wright Sweeney for 14 years
and have 2 children Leyton Patrick Sweeney age 11 and Tinley Kate Sweeney age 9.
I went to Chico State and have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
I’ve worked for Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort 20 years and am currently the Director of Skier Services.
I’m a bike rider and runner.
I love to dance but have no formal training, so this will be a great new challenge in my life!
Vote for Sean Patrick Sweeney for People’s Choice Awards
Liz Niven – Cha Cha
Niv has been the Drama teacher and director of the shows at South Tahoe High School for the past 17 years where they recently performed Young Frankenstein. At the moment she is directing the play Idiot’s Delight which will perform in May. Many (many) moons ago she performed in Broadway musicals and at one time even tap danced for a living! Although she has been to Rio De Janeiro she has never done the Samba before! She would like to thank her husband and her two sons for their support and her BFF who continually told her she could do this!
Vote for Liz Niven for People’s Choice Awards
Frances Caro – Country
My name is Frances Caro. I am a dental hygienist for Emerald Bay Dentistry and also run the books for my husband’s construction company(A Caro Construction Co., Inc) I’ve been married for 22 years and have two sons, 18 and 20 years old and both are attending UC Davis. In my spare time I like to do things outdoors such as biking, running and playing tennis. I love going to the movies and going out with my friends on weekend excursions, there’s nothing like a pool and spa.
Vote for Frances Caro for People’s Choice Awards
Chris Proctor – Swing
Born in Indiana and after doing my time there, I moved to the Pacific northwest in 1996. I relocated to South Tahoe in 1997 to work as a physical therapist and moved to the “dark side” as a hospital administrator at Barton in 2011. Married to the world’s best wife, Christina and we have two beautiful boys. Cole-13 and Quinn-12 who are true California mountain kids. I have coached basketball at STHS on and off for the last 15 years until I retired last March to focus on family and work. Looking forward to learning some new dance steps so that when my wife talks me into going dancing, I have a few new moves to use on the dance floor!
Vote for Chris Proctor for People’s Choice Awards
Tom Davis – Waltz
I am a 40 year resident of South Lake Tahoe and have been Mayor of South Lake Tahoe 4 times. Currently I serve on the City Council. I’m a partner in Tahoe Keys Resort and I love old cars. I own a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger and a 1963 Cadillac Convertible. I worked at Sahara Tahoe, High Sierra Hotel Casino, and Horizon as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing. I love skiing and boating on Lake Tahoe and I hold a 100 ton United States Coast Guard license. I have two children, JT who is a Douglas County Deputy Sheriff and Krystal who works for Blue Cross in El Dorado Hills and my wife Mary.
Vote for Tom Davis for People’s Choice Awards
Call MontBleu 1-888-829-7630 to get your reserved seating ticket!
For more information, please call Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632.
Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe.
Check out some great highlights from last years event!