Dancing for the Arts announces celebrity contestants for 2024
(ABC 6 News) – Dancing for the Arts 2024 announced its celebrity couples for its 11th performance March 16.
The dance event pits locals against each other to raise money for youth arts education and programming.
ABC 6 News/KAAL-TV is the Dancing for the Arts media sponsor, and meteorologist Randy Brock will emcee at the Hilton Hotel that evening with Dr. Dawn Davis of the Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.
Competitors will strive for the DFTA trophies for Most Money Raised, Most Community Support, and Judge’s Choice.
ABC 6 News’ former head meteorologist, Chris Kuball, competed in the 10th dance-off.
ABC 6 News sales executive Ron Hanson competed the year before.
Tickets will be available beginning February 1 through the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust’s website at www.RochArtsTrust.org .
Voting will be available online pre-event as well as at the event.
The 2024 Dancing for the Arts celebrity couples are:
Dr Nick Pulos, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, and Dr Bridget Pulos, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Joanie Mix Lande, Owner, choreographer of Dance Lab and Daniel Klinkhammer, Co-Artistic Director, Rochester Dance Company
Amanda Leyawiin, Director of Operations, Rochester Athletic Club and Eugenia Leyawiin – Teacher
Brandon Sampson, Co-Founder and Licensed Certified Prosthetist, Limb Lab, Singer, Songwriter, Musician with Six Mile Grove, and Heather Ritenour – Sampson, Psychotherapist, School Linked Mental Health, Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, Musician, Yoga Instructor.
Dr Chad Weaver, Dermatologist, Winona Health and Jacob Malwitz, Enterprise Manager, Event Production – Mayo Clinic
Tony Narr, Nurse Administrator, Mayo Clinic, and Casie Narr, Nurse Practitioner and Professor of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Rochester
Matt Ruzek, Principal of John Marshall High School, and Julie Ruzek, Executive Director, Cradle to Career
Melissa Adams-Goihl, Realtor, Black Swan Real Estate Group, Actor, Singer, and Jeff Goihl, Diagnostic Tech Lead, Autonomic Lab, Mayo Clinic and Actor
April Dahl and Gary Dahl of Dahl Dance will instruct the couples and choreography dance numbers.