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Dancing for Paws is returning to Chrysler Hall on June 15th, 2019, and we want you to join us! The Virginia Beach SPCA is actively looking for contestants of all experience levels to be our "dancing stars." If you've ever thought about participating in a "Dancing with the Stars" type of event or just enjoy stepping out of your comfort zone, then we think you would be a fantastic fit!

Each dancing star commits to fundraising $2500, and in return receives:
  • 10 dance lessons with a certified ballroom professional
  • 10 tickets to the show for your friends and family
  • A fundraising toolkit to help you meet your fundraising goal
  • 1 full page ad in the Dancing for Paws program
  • Access to the official VIP after party

All fundraising money goes directly to helping Virginia Beach SPCA shelter animals. 

If you are interested in being one of our dancing stars and raising money for a great cause, watch the video below to hear from our past dancers about their experience. 



Our dancer deadline is December 15th. 

Shall we dance? Contact Emily at to learn more!

Past Dancers:
Kate Baldwin – VBSPCA Staff
Christine Bontempi - Engineer, BASF Corporation
Lizzie Davis – VBSPCA Happy Paws Staff
Erin Drinkwater – Veterinarian, East Beach Veterinary Clinic
Bebe Edmonds – Dermatologist, Tidewater Skincare and Pathology, P.C.
Chelsey Ellmer - Priority Automotive Family
John Fielder – VBSPCA Staff
Zach Gorman – Virginia Beach Police Department
Chenue Her - Anchor at WVEC
Jim Hernandez - Priority Nissan of Williamburg
Chad Jackson – Sugar Plum Bakery and Shorebreak Pizza
Tiffany Kidwell-Gaylord – Owner, Saint Germaine
Shelbie Koch – US Navy
Jessica Larche - Anchor at WTKR
Jason Miyares - Delegate in the Virginia Assembly and Lawyer, Hanger & Associates, P.C.
Kelly O'Clair – Executive Director, Lady's Grace
Kimberly Pasquale – Doctor, Eastern Virginia Ear, Nose, and Throat
Corinne Powers - US Coast Guard and VBSPCA Board of Directors
Aaron Rouse - Virginia Beach City Council Candidate and former NFL player
Shirley Sasser – TowneBank Mortgage
Tom Schaad - Anchor at WAVY-TV
Zachary Smith – Owner of Flex Gym