The stars are coming out for Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Local personalities paired with professional dancers will light up the stage with tantalizing tangos, outrageous rumbas and fierce foxtrots. Enjoy an evening of fabulous fun and sizzling competition—all for the benefit of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR).

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CHoR’s new Children’s Pavilion—a 640,000-square-foot building dedicated to outpatient care for children and their families—will open its doors to patients less than two weeks after the event. Our committee has pledged $100,000 from the event to purchase an interactive art installation. High tech walls and floors will use motion sensors with optical cameras in concert with computer programs to allow kids of all ages to “catch” rain in a forest to water a plant, “jump” in a fish pond to make fish swim away, or “paint” a scene. Installations like this have been used in children’s hospitals around the country to provide an experience in the clinical setting that makes children comfortable, excited and fearless when coming for an appointment.

Words can’t do these features justice, so we encourage you to watch the video below to see an example in action from the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware:

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The 6th Annual Dancing with the Richmond Stars, ballroom dance competition modeled after the television hit, Dancing with the Stars, is presented by the MCVH Auxiliary of the VCU Health System and Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Competition will be hot and commentary even hotter with a panel of local celebrity judges evaluating the dancers. The judges will select a winning pair, but the biggest winner will be Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), the beneficiary of this exciting and very entertaining event.

Our stars are learning and practicing their dances under the able direction of Eleanor Robertson at Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio, who is providing dance instruction, training space and professional dance partners.

We invite you to attend this one-time performance to cheer on your favorite dancers while supporting central Virginia’s children’s healthcare treasure.

Tickets to Dancing with the Richmond Stars are available now! Simply click on the "Tickets and Donations" link at the top of the page to reserve your seats today. Sponsorships are also available. Call 804-228-5827 for more information.