About The Event

Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars show is a collaborative fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula and Literacy for Life at the Rita Welsh Adult Learning Center. The 2018 event marks the ninth installment of Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars. A dynamic lineup of 12 local stars have accepted the challenge to train with a professional dancer and compete in front of a live audience and panel of judges. Roll out the red carpet and join us for what will be an event that you don’t want to miss!

This year’s event will take place on March 3rd, 2018, at Phi Beta Kappa Hall at the College of William and Mary.

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    7:00 PM

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    Phi Beta Kappa Hall

Ticket Info

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula helps children realize their potential and build their futures. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships and educational success.

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Literacy for Life

Literacy for Life teaches adults the literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health and meaningful participation in society. We provide instruction in reading aptitude, writing skills, math fundamentals and more. We also provide English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

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This is an extraordinary event that showcases not only the stars brave enough to go on stage, but also the community’s effort to come together to support two great nonprofit organizations. As a board member of Literacy for Life I see firsthand how the proceeds from DWTWS provide essential funding to enable LFL to continue to provide services to hundreds of adults each year through the efforts of our dedicated staff and hundreds of devoted volunteers.
Nathan Mortier


  1. Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars

    Raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Literacy for Life
    $51,010.00 donated of $60,000.00 goal

Over $120,000 raised last year with Fan Favorite votes, sponsorships and ticket sales! Help us surpass last year’s phenomenal showing!


2018 Star Dancer Leaderboard

Click on a star photo to view their profile and pro partner. Click donate to vote for the Fan Favorite award.

These Stars need your help to reach their individual fundraising goal and every dollar counts – literally. Each dollar counts as one “vote” toward the Fan Favorite award. Two Stars will be awarded on the night of the show, the one who raised the most total dollars and the one who received the highest number of individual donations or “votes.” Each Star has been tasked with a fundraising goal of $2,500. Last year, one star raised $20,000. Who can top that?

  1. Roger E. Emory, MD

    $16,495.00 donated of $17,500.00 goal
  2. Karen McNamara

    $7,500.00 donated of $7,500.00 goal
  3. Junior Alves

    $4,535.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
  4. Susan B. Tarley

    $4,155.00 donated of $4,000.00 goal
  5. Lynda Byrd-Poller, Ed.D.

    $3,310.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
  6. Brittany Rolston

    $3,190.00 donated of $3,500.00 goal
  7. Dr. William “Bill” Kelso

    $3,000.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
  8. Michael Rhodes

    $2,745.00 donated of $4,000.00 goal
  9. Valerie Zangardi

    $2,385.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
  10. Glenn Lavender

    $2,050.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
  11. Rick Wasmund

    $695.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
  12. Liana Dagmar

    $500.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal

Can’t Choose Just One?

Support all the Stars by Making a General Donation

  1. Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars

    Raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Literacy for Life
    $51,010.00 donated of $60,000.00 goal

Past Performances

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Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

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