2018 Dancing With Our Stars

Twelve dance teams will be competing to take home the coveted People's Choice award on May 8 at the Westin La Paloma.

Dance teams will be competing to take home the coveted People’s Choice award on May 11th at the Westin La Paloma.

Get ready to be dazzled and entertained! The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona’s premier gala fundraiser, Dancing With Our Stars, is set for May 11th at the Westin La Paloma. This year’s dance team line up is as exciting as ever. So save the date and be prepared to be amazed by the talent that only Tucson can produce.


The When:

Friday May 11th, 2018

5:30 p.m. to 12 midnight.

5:30 p.m. – Registration & No Host Bar

6:30 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 p.m. – Dance Competition

10:00 p.m. – Dance Your Heart Out!

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Purchase tickets now: (Must be at least 21 years old to purchase tickets)

$1,750 for a table of 10                                  $175 for individual


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Vote now for your favorite STAR!


What to Wear: Black Tie Admired But Not Required!

The Where: Westin La Paloma, 3800 East Sunrise Drive

The What:

Mimi Coomler and Miro Tymosiak set fire to the dance floor!

Tucson’s take on the wildly popular television program pairs local “Stars” with Professional dancers who practice with a fervor and then hit the dance floor with a Tucson-style Panache. All of their efforts benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona.

The dance teams aren’t the only ones participating, the audience takes the competitive-edge to the next level as favorites are cheered on and the votes are cast throughout the night. Everyone is kept on the edge of their seats wondering which pair will take first place.

 Our Stars:

Lisa S. Lewis, Waterfall & Economidis
Chris Lechner,  Lechner Construction
Kasey Hill, Greater Tucson Leadership
Brittany Mazur, UA Health Sciences
Joyce Norman, Medline
Erin Stockellburg, Canyon’s Crown
Lindsay Welch, Autus Strategies
Jeremy Welch, U.S. Army
Matt Barre, Remax Excalibur
Mario De La Fuente, (wife owns Mystic Rhythms)
Dr. Dorothy Gilbertson, University of Arizona, Radiology
Brian Paradis, Asst. Principal/Athletic Director of Tortolita MS
Cathie Batbie-Loucks, KVOA News Director

Dancing With Our Stars audience does not play a passive role in the big night.


Professional Dance Instructors: 

Matt Kellar Dream Dance Tucson
Andrew Piorkowski, Studio West- Independent Instructor
Peter Lisanti, Mystic Rhythms Ballroom
Mick Milligan, Milligan Dancesport LLC
Miro Tymosiak, Miro’s Dance Studio
Mike D’Amico
Oleksii Lytvyn, Mystic Rhythms Ballroom
Robert Grace, Eternal Grace Dance Academy
Carly Booth, Mystic Rhythms Ballroom
Zhenya Docuchaeva, Dream Dance Tucson
Ramona Daniel, Studio West
Jessica Harris,


Terry Schmoyer, Fatcat Ballroom & Dance Co.

Committee:  Johanna O’Dell, Dan Moxley, Wendy Miller, Lisa High, Craig High, Selina Herrera, Melina Vari, Jennette Titone, Michael Titone, Matt Kellar, Jennifer Chenault, Amy Jennings, Ana Guerrera, Debbie Ohlrich, and Ian Arthur

Sponsors make it all possible! Thank you:

People’s Choice Award Sponsor:

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Gold Star Sponsors:


Bronze Star Sponsors:

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