Meditation or Medication? 

The Green Room jitters were consistently huge in the minutes before the show. The comraderie in the ‘Green Room’ with each dance team supporting one another was and will be amazing to experience. 

Positive thoughts and words and okay, even tequila was consumed in the Green Room. Merely to calm the nerves of course! 

The More the Merrier 

Year 7 was also the year we introduced team dancing. It has been a huge success and will continue again. 

All the Single Ladies… and more 

We upped the post-show dance party with professional entertainer Andrew Johns providing awesome tunes that kept the crowd going until well past last call. 

Carey Small and his Campaign Team took home the Most Pledges Raised Trophy.  Judges Choice went to Val Cocar and her instructor Kurt Werner performed a highly technical jive and the Audience Choice Award was presented to Team Bollywood: Anita Clegg, Louise Koch, Laurie Koss, Lorraine Penfound, Rose Sexsmith, Brenda Valnicek and Jan Woolsey. 

 – Jan Woolsey, Swinging with the Stars Coordinator 2009-2017





Van Diest-Schmidt


Team Richards-Best

Quinn Best and Gillianne Richards

Campaign Managers

Emily Braun and Jason Richards

Dance Instructor

Lucy Hazelwood

2015 Photos

Click here to view the full gallery

2015 Sponsors & Supporters
  • Bayshore Home Health
  • Okanagan Chrysler Jeep Dodge
  • Ramco Floor and Tile
  • RBC
  • Jane Hoffman
  • Great West Life
  • Dignity Memorial
  • Westwood Fine Cabinetry
  • De Pieri Clinic
  • Voyager RV
  • Global Okanagan
  • Capital News
  • Avalon Event Rentals
  • Bylands Garden Centre
  • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
  • Edge Digital Media Production
  • Quantum Graphics & Consulting Ltd.
  • SW Audio Visual
  • Speedpro Signs Kelowna
  • Bonne Belle Photography
  • Europa Salon and Spa
  • Loyal Hair Therapy
  • Total Eclips Salon and Spa
  • Okanagan Photostar Five Star Photobooth Rentals
  • Canadian School of Ballet
  • Dance Essentials
  • Bliss Bridal Boutique
  • Creative Spaces
  • Discover Wines
  • El Zorro Tailor and Alterations
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
  • TTM Events
  • UPS Store – Dilworth
  • DJ Backmix with Larry Gray
Organizing Committee
Judy Abel, Ashley Dumas, Larry Gray, Sheri Hannah, Bruce Innes, Kathy Krasnov, Deb Ledwon, Judy Riddell, Rose Sexsmith, Ryan Tebbutt, Jan Woolsey
Retrospective Sponsors