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After a spectacular event in 2010, The Broomfield Community Foundations Dancing with the Broomfield Stars event is back for 2011. Dancing with the Broomfield Stars is modeled after the hit TV...

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After a spectacular event in 2010, The Broomfield Community Foundations Dancing with the Broomfield Stars event is back for 2011. Dancing with the Broomfield Stars is modeled after the hit TV show, where local business and community leaders are matched with professional dance instructors. A special appearance by The Phil Long Band is scheduled and delicious food from area restaurants will be served. This year's event will also feature two large screens on stage in order to project the dance performances.

"Last year's event was a lot of fun and really brought out the community spirit of Broomfield," said Karen Smith, Executive Director, Broomfield Community Foundation. "Broomfield is fortunate to have the backing of local businesses and restaurants as we raise money to be used for grants to support programs and services that help the Broomfield community." The local celebrity dancers go through an extensive rehearsal process and will perform live on stage. Attendees can vote for their favorite dancers with money so attendees should bring cash, checkbook or credit card to the event. The couple that raises the most money with votes will be declared the winner at the end of the evening. All proceeds benefit the Broomfield Community Foundation. Those who want to vote but cannot attend the event can also vote online until the day before the event.

This years dancers include Randy Ahrens-Broomfield Chamber of Commerce Chairperson, Ed Black-Presbyterian Church of Broomfield, Andrew Bosio-Restoration Specialists, Linda Deland-Corporate Trainer, Heather Drake-Flatiron Crossing, John Long-Broomfield High School Athletic Director, Jenifer Madson-Donnelson, Ciancio, Goodwin, and Amy McKellar-Climber. Dance instructors/coaches are paired with the dancers and include Morris Vaccarella III from Arthur Murray Dance Studio-Lakewood; Julia Wilkinson Manley from Ballet Nouveau Colorado; Jennifer Johnson from Dance Arts Studio; Marie-Jose and Sophie Payannet from Danse Etoile Ballet; Courtney Duran, Evin Larsen and Marcus Woods from Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Westminster and Carlee Taga  from Taps n Toes. For entertainment pleasure, Judges will be Julie Baxter-Broomfield Enterprise, Bruce Erley-Creative Strategies Group, Beau Smith-Sill-TerHar Motors and Barb (Bobbi) Spader.

Sponsoring the event are Gold Sponsors Sill-TerHar Motors, Inc., Ball Corporation, 1st Bank Center and the City and County of Broomfield. Silver Sponsors are Broomfield Enterprise, Restoration Specialists, Source Communications, and Spallone Family Donor Advised Fund. The Bronze Sponsor is FlatIron Crossing. Copper Sponsors include Dr. Christopher Biety, DDS, Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Community Hospital, Community Financial Credit Union, Pallone & Associates and The Weitz Company. Anyone interested in all levels of sponsorships can contact the Foundation at 303-469-7208. Sponsor levels are also listed on the web site.

The Broomfield Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community organization created by and for the people of Broomfield. The Foundation is here to help donors make a positive impact on our community. The Foundation connects individuals and businesses to our local needs in the areas of Civic Projects, Human Services, Arts & Humanities, Seniors and Education. By pooling all gifts together, the impact is multiplied. The Foundation builds endowment funds that benefit the community forever and helps create personal legacies. The Broomfield Community Foundation is a community leader with a vision of building a community with heart. If you have additional questions, please link to www.broomfieldfoundation.org or call 303-469-7208.