To date, more than 70 Chicago Celebrities have joined us in the marquee event of the evening: the celebrity dance-off. Each celebrity was paired with a professional instructor from Arthur Murray Dance Centers across Chicagoland who generously donated their time and talents to bring the best of the ballroom to our very own ballroom on this one special night. This year, our 12th, these terrific local media, sports and entertainment personalities lent their time and talents to help us in the fight against breast cancer.
Once again this year, we were delighted that the celebrities included dancers from all the major television stations in Chicago, a member of the 2010 Stanley Cup Blackhawks team has joined the fun, we've got a former Chicago Bear... what a lineup! They all came out to the fight against breast cancer on March 10th, 2017!
Thank you, from all of us, to these incredible people for their dedication, time and sparkle. What they did is incredible.
Liz Nagy ABC 7
Former NFL Player
2017 CELEBRITY DANCE CHAMPION
2017 CELEBRITY MVP
Omar Ramos Univision
Brent Sopol NHL Star
Lauren Magiera WGN
This year the championship was awarded to the best dancer selected by our panel of celebrity judges (including Nick Kosovich, U.S. and Arthur Murray Smooth Champion and alum of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and Snow Urbin, reigning Arthur Murray National Rhythm Champion, 2006 DWCC Champion, Rick Bayless and 2016 Celebrity Champion, Jarrett Payton.
We also celebrated the championship efforts with an MVP Award. This honored the celebrity who helped us attract the most money for the fight against breast cancer through ticket sales and donations. Remember, you can still make your donation (here) and select your favorite celebrity's name from the drop down menu on the order form.