Eight of Summerville's notable residents were paired with professional dancers from Carolina Dancesport. Mildred Blanton(Retired Real Estate Professional), Cammy Groome(Principal at Newington Elementary School), Margi Pizarro(Attorney at Pizarro Law Firm), Ellen Priest(Publisher, Summerville Communications), Con Chellis IV(Owner, Allstate Insurance Agency), Bill Summers(Director/VP, Vision Financial Group), Jordy Tupper(Contractor, G Tupper III Construction), Richard Waring IV(Chief, Summerville Fire Department) were the eight brave souls willing to put it all-on-the-line. This was Carolina Dancesport's second time. It is located at 1850 Wallace School Road in Charleston.
|Bill and Aura Lee|
|The Donovan's and Friends|
|Chris of Summerville Journal Scene and Paul Zoeller|
|Chelsea and Aura Lee|
|Bill and Teresa|
The lights were darkened and the first couple was introduced. Cammy Groome, the school principal, took to the floor with her preselected professional dancer. The pair danced to "Hot For Teacher" and Cammy moved like no principal I have ever seen. The judges gave her 9's. My very good friend, Bill Summers, was second in line. Bill and his instructor Teresa Rogers danced to C-Lo Green's "Forget You". The judges in the end gave Bill and his partner 8's. Unfortunately, Bill did not make it to the final round, and that was perfectly all right with him. In conclusion, with a sigh of relief he said, "I'm feeling pretty good, now that it is over." Put a cell phone in Bill's hand and he will dance circles around any consultant or sales rep.
|Jordy and Lorna|
After all the couples were judged and scored, Con Chellis, Cammy Groome, Ellen Priest and Jordy Tupper were selected for the dance off. It was now up to the audience to vote. Con Chellis and Lorna Parkinson took honors doing a swing routine. Although in my humble opinion, Jordy Tupper and Lorna Parkinson's routine to Kenny Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" was the most entertaining. In the end, Mildred Blanton proved that age and graceful sophistication go hand in hand and was awarded the People's Choice.
|Ellen and Josh|
It was a great night of entertainment and fun for a wonderful cause. I look forward to next years edition of "Dancing with the ARK Stars". Enjoy the pictures.