“Dancing with the Hampton Roads Celebrity Stars,” the third annual fundraising event to benefit local arts groups, will be held August 12th at 7:00 pm at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. Based on the hit TV show, twenty-four local contestants, made up of business leaders, media celebrities, civic and political leaders and other various professionals with limited or no dance experience will be paired with a professional dancer/choreographer to perform before a live audience and professional judges.

All proceeds from the event will benefit local arts groups, including Virginia Musical Theater, The Governors School for the Arts and others.

The producer of “Dancing with the Hampton Roads Celebrity Stars” is local entrepreneur Barbara Lewis, owner of the Town Center City Club. J.Morgan Davis, President of Towne Bank will serve as MC of the event.

Limited tickets for the event are currently on sale for a $50.00 tax-deductable donation and are available on the new website www.hrcelebritystars.com and from the Contestants and local ballroom Studios.