Arthur Murray Dance Centers are sponsoring AM Charity Fund’s ninth annual star-studded gala, Dancing with the Twin Cities’ Celebrities charity ball. Dancing with the Twin Cities’ Celebrities has continued to grow over the past eight years and has contributed over $200,000 to local charities.
The ninth annual Dancing with the Twin Cities’ Celebrities will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the beautiful Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel. Our Twin Cities’ celebrities will pair up with Arthur Murray professionals and compete to become the Dance for the Cause Champion. The celebrities are also competing to raise money for their favorite charity. The night will feature a Meet and Greet with our local celebrities, a live auction, silent auction, fabulous food, terrific professional shows and lots of dancing!
We would like to invite you to join us for this wonderful evening and/or make a donation to support your favorite celebrity and charity.
VIP tickets are $250 and include the Meet and Greet at 6:00 with the celebrities and an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, wine with dinner, preferred seating and more. Dinner tickets are $175 and will start with a reception at 6:30. VIP tables for 10 are $2250. Sponsor tables for 10 are $3000. General admission tickets are $45 and are standing room only with admittance at 8:30 pm.
Click here to download a silent auction item donation form and information.
We hope you will be available to help us raise money for these worthy causes. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
AM Charity Fund was founded in memory of Jesse E. Smith in 2010. It is a tribute to his legacy as a respected member of the Ballroom community. Jesse Smith, along with his wife were US American Style Ballroom Champions, achieving four US titles. He was a member of the Arthur Murray International Dance Board, Area Director and Franchisee of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Arthur Murray Dance Centers. Jesse was sought after worldwide as a dance performer, adjudicator, choreographer, and coach. Jesse died at the age of 37 in 2006 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His grandfather also died of Hodgkin’s. His wife Lynda Smith and their children Dayton and Elyse Smith, have been actively involved in supporting AM Charity Fund since its inception.
Every year in honor of Jesse E. Smith, AM Charity Fund contributes to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society from funds raised by its charity ball, Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities. Since the first Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities in 2010, AM Charity Fund has given over $200,000 to LLS and a multiple of other community non-profit organizations.
The Smith family and the Twin Cities Arthur Murray Centers are proud to sponsor Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities. Each year six Twin Cities stars team up with Arthur Murray professionals to dance and raise money for their chosen charity. Each celebrity dancer receives 20 lessons to put together a dance routine of their choice. With their Arthur Murray professional, they will perform their routine for the judges and the audience the night of the event. The judges will select their favorite and the audience will purchase ballots to vote for their favorite couple. The judges’ choice and the audience’s choice couples will perform a second time in a dance-off to win the Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Dance Championship. The judges will select the winner.
There will be a second trophy presented to the celebrity that raised the most funds prior to the event, Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities Charity Ambassador Award. The celebrities raise funds by selling dinner, VIP tickets, tables, and by donations. AM Charity Fund will present an extra $500 to the charity the celebrity represents.
The ninth annual Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities takes place Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at the beautiful Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel. This year our charity ball will celebrate the music of Prince while we raise funds for many worthy causes. The charity ball also features a Meet and Greet with our dancing celebrities, a live auction, fabulous food, social dancing, entertaining dance performances from our celebrities, and an exciting professional showcase.