Dancing With Chicago Celebrities

Dance competition raises funds for charity

By KIM PEIFFER
|  Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010  |  Updated 6:45 AM CDT
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Ivanna Hampton

Matt learns the Latin dance of love to add some more moves to his arsenal for the 5th Annual Dancing with Chicago Celebrities' fundraiser.

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Those of us who aren't very coordinated on the dance floor can always relish in the delight of watching others struggle.

That may or may not be the case on Friday at the annual “Dancing with Chicago Celebrities” hosted by Arthur Murray Dance Studios and benefiting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

The contestants have been training for weeks with professional Arthur Murray dancers and will show off their newly-honed skills with a choreographed routine with their dance partner.
After the six stars perform their routines, dance alumni from years past will perform a routine together, and a group of Arthur Murray professionals will wow guests with a finale show.
The panel of judges include Nick Kosovich, (U.S. national champion most recently seen as Vivica A. Fox’s partner on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) and chef Rick Bayless.
The list of 2010 Chicago celebs:
1. Mancow of “The Mancow Show”
2. Valerie Warner (WGN)
3. Mai Martinez (CBS)
4. Miss Illinois Erin O’Connor,
5. Matt Rodewald (NBC)
6. D.C. Crenshaw, (Host, Game Time Dine)
Tickets can be purchased here.

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