To date, more than 65 Chicago Celebrities have joined us in the marquee event of the evening: the celebrity dance-off. Each celebrity is paired with a professional instructor from Arthur Murray Dance Centers across Chicagoland who generously donate 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 are lending their time and talents to help us in the fight against breast cancer.
Once again this year, we are delighted that the celebrities scheduled to appear include dancers from all the major television stations in Chicago, a popular radio personality has joined the fun, we've got a former Chicago Bear and a few other surprises in the house. Make sure to come see them dance, cheer them on and lend your support 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. You just won't believe what they can do!
Liz Nagy ABC 7
Former NFL Player
Omar Ramos Univision
Brent Sopol NHL Star
Lauren Magiera WGN
This year the championship will be awarded to the best dancer selected by our panel of celebrity judges (including Nick and Lena Kosovich, U.S. and Arthur Murray Smooth Champions and alumni 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 celebrate the championship efforts with an MVP Award. This honors the celebrity who helps us attract the most money for the fight against breast cancer through ticket sales and donations. Remember, you have to make sure that when you make your donation (here) or buy your tickets (here) you select your favorite celebrity's name from the drop down menu on the order form.