The Stars Shone Brightly at Dancing for the Stars 2020

Nearly 500 people gathered at the MPEC to watch our celebrities and volunteer instructors dance to the music of the movies on Valentine’s night.  Four couples and five groups competed and raised money for two area nonprofits.

Winners of the Judge’s Choice trophy for Couples were David Kelley and Stephanie Medenwaldt.  The Judge’s Choice for groups went to “The Hace Trio” made up of married celebrities Stacie and James Cook and their instructor Alicia Ayers.  The Hace Trio was also the winner of the “People’s Choice Award”  for their high-energy James Bond tribute.

The Mirror Ball Trophy was awarded to Jennifer Taylor of “Team WFISD”.  Jennifer raised over $8,000 for the event.

In all, nearly $127,000 was raised for Dancing for the Stars 2020.  After expenses, the proceeds are split between event partners Big Brothers Big Sisters and America’s SBDC at MSU.