Local celebrities will be strutting their stuff with their professional dancing partner during Dancing with the Big Sky Stars!

“I have only danced at my wedding” those were the famous last words of Ray Porrello before he was paired with a professional dance instructor. Now he is working hard to learn a dance routine and compete in the 3 rd annual ‘Dancing with the Big Sky Stars’ fundraiser event. He is one of 5 local celebrities chosen to compete this year. Each celebrity has little to no dance background but they have a heart for the seniors in Billings. Each local celebrity spends a minimum of 12 hours with their instructor and  ask any of the dance competitors and they will tell you that they are in it to win it, but not only that, they are all in it to support Big Sky Senior Services and their efforts to provide wrap around services that help keep senior citizens remain living at optimal health in their homes for as long as possible.

Here is the lineup for this year's event:

-Leif Welhaven instructed by Summer Duvall, Bozeman MT. Sponsored by Altana Federal Credit Union

-Dr. Barbara Dudczak instructed by Andrew Baker, Billings MT. Sponsored by Billings Clinic

-Connie Begger instructed by Ryan Duvall, Bozeman, MT. Sponsored by Synergy Homecare

-Ploumi Saliaris instructed by Lorn Welch, Billings, MT. Sponsored by St. Vincent’s Hospital

-Ray Porrello instructed by Patricia Lambert, Billings, MT. Sponsored by Downtown Billings Association

It’s not too late to be involved in this great cause and show your support for the dance teams. You can cast your vote online for the People’s Choice Award. For just a $1 a vote you can help your favorite team win the coveted award, all while helping Big Sky Senior Services. The team that raises the most money will be awarded the People’s Choice mirror ball trophy at the event and the proceeds will go to Big Sky Senior Services.

If seeing the actual Dancing with the Stars in LA is on your bucket list then you will be excited to know that raffle tickets are available, with the winner getting TWO VIP tickets to the ABC ‘Dancing with the Stars’ LIVE FINALE in Los Angeles, CA. Last year’s winners, Sherry &\; Cindy captured the once in a lifetime experience by saying “Attending the event and having a seeing the live finale performance was the dream of a lifetime”.

Raffle tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

All the proceeds go directly to Big Sky Senior Services, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide services to their clients that promote independence, enhance their quality of life and prevent elder abuse. They provide a wide range of services, from meal preparation by their homemakers to medication management from their quality nurses. They provide these services to their clients, regardless of their ability to pay. They look forward to your support this year and hope they can entertain your socks off in the process!

Visit www.BigSkySeniorServices.org to purchase tickets, cast your vote or to enter the raffle.

Schedules

  • Occurs Friday, April 20th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 5:59 pm