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11th annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars breaks records

Altogether, the event raised more than $136,000.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 10:30 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2019 5:11 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Saturday was the 11th annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars. The event sold out matinee and evening shows. Performers, participants and attendees helped raise more money than ever before.

Altogether the event raised more than $136,000, surpassing the original goal of $100,000.


Check below for the winning dance pairs and groups:

Judge’s Choice:

  • 1st: Kate Empasis & Peter Kuhl - Viennese Waltz
  • 2nd: Charlie Simons & Kristen Alleman - Argentine Tango
  • 3rd: Matt Philbrick & Colette Kuhl - Jive

People’s Choice Ballroom:

  • 1st: Kate Empasis & Peter Kuhl - Viennese Waltz
  • 2nd: Michael Newmann & Sydney Smedley - Salsa
  • 3rd: Charlie Simons & Kristen Alleman - Argentine Tango

People’s Choice Hip Hop Squad:

  • Rogue Remix Crew

Shining Squad (most money raised by a group):

  • Breakin’ Benjamin$ Hip Hop Squad: $41,283

Shining Star (most money raised by an individual):

  • 1st: Emmalee Higinbotham: $13,596.32
  • 2nd: Kate Empasis: $10,275
  • 3rd: Kim Adams: $10,135

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