Miss Wisconsin will kick up her heels for charity

The New Miss Wisconsin USA, Courtney Lopez, will show off her dance skills to support MargaretAnn’s Place, Wisconsin’s Center of Hope for Grieving Children, at "Dancing With OUR Stars" on Friday, Oct. 9, in the Bradley Pavilion at The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Lopez, along with other area dance professionals, will choreograph a dance routine, provide dance lessons and pair up with local community members to put on a dance competition for the event.

Lopez will be partnered with Jim Henderson, who teaches in the School of Business at Alverno College.

Other performers will include: Yvonne Lewandowski-Moss of St. Rose Youth and Family Center and instructor, Paul Winker; Craig Andersen from Hilmot Corp. and instructor Kim Schneider; Bernadette Xiong of Bx Life Coaching and instructor Ken Hansen; and Olivia Marshall Hare of Proven Direct and instructor Nikolay Karchev. Schneider, Hansen and Karchev are all from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Mequon.

The competition will be judged by Dan Meyer, publisher of Biz Times Milwaukee; Kathryn Gilbert, School of Dance and Theatre at Alverno College; Marquette University student and comedian Jessica Mahan; and Derrick Mosley, of the Milwaukee Municipal Court.

Fareed Guyot, "Afterburner Al," general manager and DJ of EAA Radio, will be the event’s master of ceremonies.

In addition to the dance competition, the evening also will feature live and silent auctions and dancing for all guests, which will be provided by Midwest Sound and Light.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased by calling (262) 515-1472 or online at www.margaretannsplace.org.

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