If you missed the 5th annual Dancing with Our PALs fundraiser… we’re very happy to announce that there will be a 6th!
Prepare to be dazzled and entertained by an attorney, general manager, deputy county administrator, community advocate, police officer, auctioneer, salesman, service manager, and a massage therapist.
The annual Dancing With Our PALs presented by Treasure Coast Lexus is set for Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce. This year’s dance lineup is as exciting as ever. So save the date and be prepared to be amazed by the talent that only St. Lucie County can produce.
The event features local PAL supporters performing a variety of choreographed dance routines with professional partners from along the Treasure Coast. Since the competition began in 2010, Dancing with Our PALs has raised more than $175,000 for youth crime prevention programs in Fort Pierce.
Dancing With Our PALs, is a take-off of the hit reality television show “Dancing with the Stars”. Dancers will compete against each other for three awards: “Overall Champion”, “Top Fundraiser” and “People Choice.”
The highly anticipated event features a VIP private pre-show dinner featuring an amazing menu complete with balcony seating and a lively after party in the Sunrise Theatre Black Box immediately following the show.
Tickets will be available for purchase from your favorite dancer and will soon be available on The Sunrise Theatre website at www.sunrisetheatre.com. VIP tickets are $80, general admission is $25, and the After Party in the Black Box is $10.
For details please call the committee chairwoman, Karen Pearson at 772-528-6649 for information or to sponsor this event.
Here are this year’s cast of celebrity PAL dancers:
Jason Berger owns his private law practice which focuses on Estate Administration, Family Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Berger previously served the State of Florida for a period of 11 years as an Assistant State Attorney and a Supervising Attorney. He has received numerous honors and awards and serves on the boards of several non-profit community organizations. Throughout his career Mr. Berger has continued to devote time to teaching, mentoring interns and instructing law enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, victims, high school, college and law school students. Jason lives in Palm City with his wife Jessica, their two daughters Katie and Alli, and their Labrador Retrievers Bailey and Lexi.
Tina Klein, who is a general manager at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce, has been in the car business for 23 years. She has been married for 29 years to her wonderful husband Tod. Tina has two adult children, Kristen and Daniel, and one lovely granddaughter Ashlyn. She is originally from Long Island New York and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and laughing as much as possible. Her dance instructor is two-time winner Craig Galvin.
Rosemarie Noelke, a 16-year Florida resident, is a service manager at Everglades Farm Equipment. A former resident of Wilmington, NC and Long Island, NY, Rose is very excited to be dancing the East Coast Swing at this year’s fundraiser event with her professional instructor, Patrick Esper.
Gabby Rothman is community advocate for children and volunteers as well as fundraises extensively to change the lives of children. She has worked 28 years in Public Service. She and her partner Thomas Blair Isola will be performing a contemporary Bolero. #GoGabbyGo #dancingforthekids.
Mark Satterlee is a new Deputy County Administrator for St. Lucie County and has been employed with the County since 2006. Mark is originally from Minnesota but has lived on the Treasure Coast since 1990. His dance instructor is Janine Rivera.
James Cozine, a 22-year veteran Fort Pierce Police Officer, who is an avid supporter and volunteer for Special Olympics. Born and raised in Miami, he moved to Fort Pierce in 1989. He is married to Wendy and has two teenage children, Kenneth & Noah. He enjoys spending time riding his motorcycle. His goal is to have fun during the competition and to raise money for the PAL. His dance instructor is Lisa Johns-Grose, who has participated as an instructor since inception of Dancing With Our PALs.
Jane Kiggen is a licensed massage therapist who owns her business and has a massage space at Banz Hair Salon in downtown Fort Pierce. She is a native from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and has resided in Florida since 1993. She and her partner James Frederique will be dancing NYC HOUSE routine.
Dave Hillemann and his wife moved to Port St. Lucie five years ago from Baltimore, MD. Born in Pittsburgh, PA., Dave is the Director of a Fine Arts Relocation Company. He is guardian ad litem for the 19th Judicial Circuit and his favorite pastime is riding his motorcycle. He and his dance instructor, Shiela Hall, will perform an “Interesting Tango Freestyle.”