Wellington, FL - The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of West Palm Beach is lending some of its professional ballroom dancers to assist in a benefit event to support the United States Equestrian Dressage Team on March 15, 2014. The special event, entitled, "Prancing with the Stars" after the famous television program "Dancing with the Stars," will include a dancing competition to get the auction started for the evening. The festivities will be held in the VIP tent at the Global Dressage Facility, located at 13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, FL. Studio owner Doreen Scheinpflug has arranged for professional dancers Mar Martinez, Tanya Payne, Clifton Sepulveda and Michael Chaves to each be paired up with two professional riders for two performances. The professional dancers will be paired with professional riders Chris Hickey, Cesar Parra, Todd Flettrich, Katherine Bateson Chandler, Shelly Francis, Adrienne Lyle, Tina Konyot and Michael Barisone.
Each team will demonstrate one of the following dances for their routine: waltz, tango, foxtrot, salsa, rumba, swing, cha cha or hustle. Each team will perform a 90-second dance routine which will be critiqued by three guest judges. The judges are Ellin Dixon Miller, Jane Savoie and Bent Jensen, all accomplished riders themselves.
After each routine is assessed by the judges, the bidding will begin. The professional riders will be auctioned off to the highest bidder for a day of their services. Bids will also be taken for the opportunity to sit with the judges during a freestyle.
After the Stars are auctioned off, bidding at the party will begin on several very exciting packages. Five items are available for pre-bidding by registering at Here. On-line pre-bidding began yesterday, Wednesday, March 5 and closes at 12:00 noon on March 15.
One hundred percent of the money collected from the benefit (ticket sales and auction proceeds) will directly fund the 2014 World Equestrian Games Dressage athletes and High Performance Programs. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Checks should be made out directly to the USET Foundation. Sponsorships are available at the following levels: Platinum: $15,000; Gold: $10,000; Silver: $5,000; Table of 8: $2,000; Individual tickets: $250.
For ticket reservations, contact Annie Cizadlo at 218-349-3452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send checks made out to: USET Foundation to Annie at 1170 Mourning Dove Lane, Wellington, FL 33414. Tickets may also be purchased via credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Amex accepted).
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.