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Dancing for the Stars Sets New Fundraising Record All photos courtesy of Blushing Cactus

The Dancing for the Stars event raised $465,000 in 2022

Big Idea

  • Dancing for the Stars is a fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona
  • 10 couples competed for best performances and highest fundraising
  • There were two shows people could attend
  • The biggest winners were the kids! 
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Dancing for the Stars marks another successful event!

Dancing for the Stars 2022 Opening Event took place on Friday 9th, while the Main Event took place on Saturday, September 10th at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. The Clubs are deeply grateful for all dancers who joined the mission of fundraising on behalf of our community youth. Thanks to their dedicated efforts and community support, a new fundraising record was set for a total of $465,000 raised in the 2022 edition! 

Dr. Nisha Tung & Lungani Gwala

The incredibly creative performances wowed and entertained the audience, while our community also did an incredible job in engaging and supporting our dancers. While the true winners are Clubs’ kids, three top awards went to Dr. Nisha Tung & Lungani Gwala for “Judge’s Choice” for best performance; Sheriff David Rhodes & Carie Hughes for “People’s Choice Award” for most votes; and Matt Brassard and Dre Caldwell took home the mirror ball for “Best Friendraiser”, for raising the highest amount in overall donations.


Matt Brassard & Dre Caldwell

A HUGE shout out to all our amazing dancers who worked so hard in fundraising, rehearsing, and dazzling on stage: 

  • Carissa Maxwell & Ron Howard
  • Councilwoman April Hepperle & JC Lawler
  • Dr. Nisha Tung & Lungani Gwala
  • Fire Chief Holger Durre & Sasha Naasz
  • Jamie Procknow & Frankie Pena
  • Jeff Champ & Dawn Wilson
  • Matt Brassard & Dre Caldwell
  • Molly Hohrein & Zach Leonard
  • San Martin Rodriguez & Marina Rogova-O’Brien
  • Sheriff David Rhodes & Carie Hughes
  • Kids Choreographer Lexe Niekamp, Lessons by Lexe Dance Studio

The Clubs are grateful for each one of the wonderful sponsors, supporters and volunteers who made this event possible. The generosity of our community in supporting Dancing for the Stars provides local youth and their families with life-changing opportunities. The organization’s heartfelt gratitude goes out to our community!


Sheriff David Rhodes & Carie Hughes

To learn more about our local Clubs’ impact and programs, visit bgccaz.org, and follow facebook.com/BGCCAZ and instagram.com/BGCCAZ. Additionally, you can visit dancingforthestars.net to stay tuned about the latest regarding Dancing for the Stars.

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