Sixth annual dancing event raising funds


Eight couples will compete in this year’s Dancing with the Seymour Stars event on Sept. 22.

In its sixth year, the competition raises money for Seymour Main Street and the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour.

Dancers are Ana DeGante and Frankie Galicia; Alexa Ulrey and Brandon Joray; Ashley Dec and Dr. Andrew Dec.; Bri Roll and Alex Cazares, Katrina Hardwick and Shawn Charlton; Kelley Gillaspy and Matt Nieman; Sarah Arnold and Shintaro Takeuchi; and Teresa and Rob Schwartz.

Each couple will perform a dance routine, and people can donate $1 a vote for their favorite dancers. The pair who collect the most money will be the winners.

Dancers are raising money now and votes can be cast online at

There will be two performances Sept. 22 at Celebrations, 357 Tanger Blvd., Seymour. A family-friendly matinee with drinks and refreshments will be at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Those attending the show will be able to vote using their checkbooks, credit cards or with cash.

Tickets for the matinee are available online at or or by calling the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour at 812-522-2434. They also can be purchased at First Financial Bank in Seymour.

The evening performance is already sold out and will be at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Last year’s winners were Angie Mellencamp and Dr. Nate Otte. A total of $101,316, a record for the event, was raised.

All of the money from voting, ticket sales and sponsorships of the event, goes to help fund operations, programs, events and special projects for Seymour Main Street and the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour.

The event has raised more than $440,000 in five years.

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