Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars 2012

Last night was the fourth year of “Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars” and was held at the glamorous Crystal Tea Room, to benefit sickle cell education and programs. Nine Philadelphia notables participated in the dance competition.  Each dancer is partnered with an instructor from the Society
Hill Dance Academy
to perform a 2-minute dance routine before a panel
judges, Sen Larry Farnese, Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Judges included LaDeva Davis, director of dance at Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Shawn-Lamere Williams, artistic director of Eleone Dance Theater. 

 Kanra Magnetta, Dottie Giordano and Joann Magnatta were in the house to support WMMR’s Marisa Magnatta who was one of the contestants last night.  Talking about taking center stage, last week Dottie Giordano was guest conductor at The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. I’ll have that write up this week on PhillyChitChat.   

 Melvin Brewer and Dr Majorie Dejoie-Brewer. Dr Brewer, a sickle cell anemia sufferer, said that they are finally making in roads to the disease with newer treatments.

Susie Celek and Betty Fulton
 Staci Goldstein, Mick Kaye, Alissa McLaughlin, Nina Tinari, T2 Consultants and Jamie Reibenbach, Addison Real Estate
 Tammi Britt, Board of Sickle Cell Anemia and RC Osborne-Williams
 The real Mr. and Mrs Smith. So sweet, so proud of their Megan. 
Mr Smith wants Megan to come home to DC and spread her talent there. He would love to work with her on something someday. 
 (He asked me to convince her, but we’re not letting go of her that quickly.)
 Pat MitchellKeita-Doe, J Otis Smith, Dr Vera Tolbert and Dr Eric Edi

Eliana Papadakis, Brendan Kent and former contestant Maria Papadakis

 Jenyne Donaldson, Derek Green and Crystal Shipman.

Society Hill Dancer Studio Dancers: Cody Aldrien, Tim Cartlidge, Katie Mizak, Paul Mizak, Trish Pasquarello, Jesse Smith-Dow, Colleen Cheong and Nodari Tetruashvily

Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds Brown and NBC10’s Lori Wilson
 Megan Elizabeth Magnatta, George Magnatta, Marisa Magnatta, Ron Zawadsky and Jim Magnatta
Jesse Smith-Dow and WMMR’s Marisa Magnatta
Jesse Smith-Dow and Marisa Magnatta AT THE HOP. Super hopping, with lifts too.

Mike Days, managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Being first is hard, but he set the bar of standard.

Anastasia Karloutsos, co-owner of Water Works Restaurant

 Councilwoman Marian Tasco and Nodari Tetruashvily

 Judges for the evening, former contestant, Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Sen Larry Farnese (Vote for Farnese, Brian Sims and Patrick Murphy for AG), LaDeva Davis, director of dance at Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Shawn-Lamere Williams, artistic director of Eleone Dance Theater.

with the Julie Dorenbos Cheering Section.
Julie Dorenbos gets dipped
Tim Cartlidge and Nina Tinari
Nina Tinari blew the competition out of the water doing the Quick Step. Now that’s a hard dance.
 Nino and Carol Tinari

 Kevin Gatto, owner of Verde Salon and lifestyle correspondent for CBS3’s “Talk Philly

Another amazing dance. The Tango. The crowd went wild.  Did he win?

Clockwise: Scotty Lauman, Mike Jerrick, Fox 29’s Good Day Philly (Check out Good Day Philly on Tuesday for my recap of last nights show, my thoughts and celebrity sightings. Sigourney Weaver, she’s in town filming the USA miniseries “Political Animals,” she stars as a former first lady, now divorced, who becomes secretary of State. Sounds almost familiar. was all over the place on Saturday. I tweeted that she was at Continental Midtown for brunch, then headed over to the Philadelphia Science Fair on the Parkway. After that she went a few more places and I have a photo of her which I will show you then.) Greta Russo, Lotus Events and Antoine Johnson.  Greta looks fantastic, she’s doing Phila Slim at the Bouari Clinic.

 CW Philly/CBS3 reporter Kharisma McIlwaine 

Kharisma McIlwaine fantastic, love the dress

 Eric Cortes, marketing and promotions coordinator/producer for Telemundo Philadelphia. No matter what the outcome was, everyone had fun, and were more than happy to help out a great cause.

Zemoria Brandon congratulates Megan Smith, BrownstonePr on another well done event. Looking on is Stanley Simpkins, Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America,. Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter 

Sickle Cell Disease
is an inherited blood disorder, characterized primarily by chronic
anemia and periodic episodes of pain. SCDAA/PDVC’s mission is to serve
as a vehicle and resource center for the psychosocial and social
service needs of children, adolescents, adults and families affected by
sickle cell disease. SCDAA/PDVC seeks to develop, manage and allocate
resources in partnership with hospitals, charitable organizations,
community based organizations and social service agencies.

And who won over the judges with their moves like Mick Jagger you have to check out, Philly Mag HERE