Dancing With Our Stars: Over a Decade of Dancing!

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

Twelve dance teams will be competing to take home the coveted People’s Choice award on May 12th 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 12th 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 12th, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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!

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

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

Get Your Table Here! Buy Tickets Now!


 Vote for your favorite STAR!


2017 Event Co-Chair Rachele Peterson needs you to step up this year and vote!

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:

Sam Burns, Agape Hospice & Palliative Care

Kevin Gebert, Holualoa Companies

Michael Griffis, Tucson Medical Center

Wendell Hicks, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

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

Tina Jennings, The Morning Blend

Suzanne McFarlin, Greater Tucson Leadership

Vanessa Palestino, Pure Barre

Robert D. Ramirez, Vantage West Credit Union

Katharine Ramirez, Independent Artist

Alma Parra, FocusHR

Nancy Sweitzer, Sarver Heart Center

Nathan Stupiansky, UA Health Sciences

T VanHook, Habitat for Humanity Tucson

Don Yager, Intuit

Professional Dance Instructors:  Miroslaw Tymosiak, Ramona Daniel, Jade Lewis, Matt Kellar, Mick Milligan, Andrew Piorkowski, Amanda Skaff, Zhenya Dokuchaeva, Lacie Forde, Rene Celaya, Lannie Sullivan, Peter Lisanti, Sarah Warren

Studios:  Gotta Dance! Studios, Studio West School of Dance, Dream Dance Tucson, Milligan Dancesport LLC, Miro Dance Studio, Mystic Rhythms Ballroom, Renegade Ballroom, Shall We Dance, Tucson Movement Arts

Judges:  Jenell Maranto, Joey Rodgers and Terry Schmoyer

Committee:  Griselda Martinez and Rachele Peterson, Co-chairs, Johanna O’Dell, Alissa Murphy, Danielle Gartner, Oscar Parra, Rhonda Nielson

Sponsors make it all possible! Thank you:

People’s Choice Award Sponsor:

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Gold Star Sponsors:


Bronze Star Sponsors:

Vantage West Credit Union


Click here for available sponsorship opportunities!