On Feb. 2, parents and teachers are donning dance shoes and taking to the parquet in an effort to raise money for St. Regis Catholic School in Bloomfield Township.
Patti Brozek, St. Regis parent and co-chair of the event, said, “We have seven parent dance stars paired up with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, each performing to raise money. People can vote for them, and whoever has the most votes wins our mirrored ball.”
Last year, the school’s first dance fundraiser drew 350 attendees and generated a total of $170,000. As a result, the school was able to complete some infrastructure work, make additions to technology and air condition the gym.
This year, the St. Regis Dancing With Our Stars competitors include:
• Brooke Murphy of Franklin, dancing with Mykhailo Annienkov
• Audrey Faust of Bloomfield Hills, dancing with Donald Westphal
• Tommy Lee of Beverly Hills, dancing with Yuliya Lukina
• Alessandra Ercolani of Bloomfield Hills, dancing with Viktor Tkachenko
• Renee Morency of Clarkston (a St. Regis preschool teacher), dancing with Tamerlan Gadirov
• Chris Bouschet of Bloomfield Hills, dancing with Yuliya Sinevych
• Matt Stenger of Beverly Hills, dancing with Aubrey Meade
Doors open to the event at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Shenandoah Country Club, 5600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township. For tickets, visit https://one.bidpal.net/regisgala2019/welcome.
-Submitted by Lynne Golodner