Oct 27 2018
Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars Fundraiser

Dancing with the WMU/Kazoo Stars Fundraiser

Presented by WMU Department of Dance at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium

In 2008, the Department of Dance in conjunction with Partners in Dance, created a fundraiser for student scholarships based upon the reality show Dancing with the Stars.  Each year the dance competition features several pairs of local stars and WMU Dance students competing in various forms of ballroom dance.  The dancing is judged by three community figures and the audience selects the “People’s Choice” winning pair. The evening’s festivities are catered and include a full cash bar.  The proceeds of this event support student scholarships for WMU Dance students and are essential in assisting these students complete their studies.


Featured Celebrity Dancers

Heather Baker, COO, Southwest Michigan First

Dr. Jennifer Bott, WMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Grace Lubwama, CEO, YWCA Kalamazoo

Dr. Candy McCorkle, WMU Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Chris Praedel, Associate Director of Engagement, WMU Development and Alumni Relations

Tray Thrash, President and CEO, Air Zoo

Mariko C. Willis, Associate, Willis Law & COO, Willis Foundation


Celebrity Judges

Bobby Hopewell, Mayor of Kalamazoo

Lori Moore, Local media personality & star of The Kalamazoo Civic’s Hello Dolly!


Catering by

Comensoli’s Italian Bistro



Admission Info

** SOLD OUT **



$85 per person ($50 tax deductible)

The event will include dance entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a cash bar.

If paying by check, use the promo code: CHECK during registration. Please make checks payable to the WMU Foundation and mail it to:

Gift Processing (Dancing with the Stars Event)
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006-5403

Come prepared to purchase tickets to VOTE for your favorite celebrity dancer to win the People’s Choice Award! $5 per vote, cash only!

Phone: 269-387-5875

Email: dance-info@wmich.edu

Dates & Times

2018/10/27 - 2018/10/27

Location Info

Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium

2200 Auditorium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008