Dancing With The Chattanooga Stars Announces Local Celebrity Line-Up

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The 2014 Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars contestants include, bottom row, Cindy Cornette, Tim Bryant, row 2, Tracie Lesar, Brennan Francois, row 3, Belinda Winslett, Lindsey Frost, row 4, Hodgen Mainda, and Jonathan Frost.  Jennifer McFarland is not pictured.
The 2014 Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars contestants include, bottom row, Cindy Cornette, Tim Bryant, row 2, Tracie Lesar, Brennan Francois, row 3, Belinda Winslett, Lindsey Frost, row 4, Hodgen Mainda, and Jonathan Frost. Jennifer McFarland is not pictured.

The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults has announced its local celebrity line-up for the 7th annual Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars. Chattanooga’s own local celebrity dance-off competition will take place on June 21 at the Tivoli Theatre.  

The event features eight local celebrities in a dance-off competition to win their own mirror ball trophy and raise money for their chosen Partnership program. 

The DWTSC 2014 local celebrity lineup includes: 

Tim Bryant – interior designer, T. Bryant Interiors
Cindy Cornette – wealth management advisor, Cornette & Associates - Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
Brennan Francois – chief executive officer, Parkridge Valley Hospital
Jonathan and Lindsey Frost – managing partner, J.D. Frost & Company, PLLC and owner of Frost Designs
Hodgen Mainda – director of Legal Operations and Government Relations, Dale L. Buchanan & Associates
Jennifer McFarland – executive director, Security, ERMC
Tracie Lesar – community volunteer
Belinda Winslett – real estate agent, Signature Brokers 


 “We are excited about our 7th annual Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars," says Sandra Hollett, Partnership CEO. “Each year the show continues to grow and the performances continue to amaze our audience. Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars is widely recognized as the leading event of its type in Chattanooga, and we look forward to another year of a sold-out show.”

Each Chattanooga celebrity is paired with a professional dancer from the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio where they rehearse their routine in 15+ dance lessons over three months. The competitor who raises the most money will win the Grand Dancing Champion Award. All proceeds will benefit Partnership programs. 

Questions about the event and sponsorship opportunities can be directed to Partnership at 697-3829.


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