Dancing With The Lexington Stars

Dancing With The Lexington Stars

Local celebrities team up with the Arthur Murray Dance Studio to put on a charity competition.
Lexington is getting funky with the best of them...in a charity dance competition on May 12th.

Dancing With The Lexington Stars is taking place again this year...but with new faces.

Local celebrities--from a state senator to ABC 36's own Christine Winter--along with Arthur Murray dance instructors are strutting their stuff on the dance floor...for a good cause.

Among the familiar faces is a former Lexington police chief.

"We're doing it for for Rotary of Lexington--Rotary Club--and certainly for the benefit of Surgery On Sunday," said Anthany Beatty, who is dancing with his wife, Eunice.

And though it's modeled after the ABC show...this prize is much more than a trophy.

"They can vote for their favorite star...and you can vote online or that night in person at the event. And every vote counts, because the judges and the voters will decide who comes in first and who wins the mirror ball," said Arthur Murray Dance Studio owner Hunter Lisle.

"It's helping out others that maybe i wouldn't be able to help out otherwise," added dance instructor Amber Pike.

Surgery On Sunday is an organization that performs free procedures on those who wouldn't be able to get the care otherwise.

Last year, the event helped the Rotary Club get 80 thousand dollars...and this time, they're hoping for even more.

"It costs them $140 to do one surgery, so if you can imagine how much that money goes toward helping people, it's really tremendous," said Lisle.

And though the dancers take getting donations very seriously...it doesn't mean they're not hoping to win the competition in the process.

"If folks fail to contribute and we don't win, I still have a few friends in uniform we might send out to collect if we have to," joked Beatty.

To donate to the competition, or find out more information, you can visit dancingwiththelexingtonstars.com.

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