Reserve a Table at Dancing with the Mountain Stars in Keystone

Dancing with the Mountain Stars is back for the 5th year at the Keystone Conference Center on Saturday, September 29th.  The evening includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Flight For Life Colorado, in addition to a night of dancing and performances. The Flight For Life Colorado helicopter is our Summit County life-line to life-saving healthcare.  This year they are celebrating 20 years of service in Summit County and 40 years since the establishment of Flight For Life in Denver, which was the first air ambulance service in the United States.  Over the past 20 years, over 5, 400 patients have been transported in the Life Guard 2 helicopter and it has also flown more than 750 Search and Rescue missions in the mountain region.  The expenses to operate every day of the year are high and Flight For Life depends on community support to help with equipment purchases for their base crew and helicopter at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

After enjoying the wonderful dinner, guests watch as local dancers are paired with professional dancers to fill the dance floor to compete with their versions of the waltz, salsa, tango and many more dances! After watching the dances performed by the local stars and their professional partners, you’ll also be inspired to dance among the stars until midnight in the ballroom.  Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to reserve a table now, as last year’s event sold out almost a month in advance! For tickets, please call Deb Edwards at 970-668-6906 or click here to purchase your tickets or sponsorships online.  The event starts at 5:30 pm and goes until midnight.  If you are looking for a condo within walking distance to the event, Tennis Townhomes, Montezuma Condos, or Lake Shore  Condos are all great options and we are currently offering Buy One Get One Free Prices on select properties for this special weekend! See the webpage for all the details.


Dancing with Mountain Stars in Keystone on September 29, 2012

Dancing with the Mountain Stars

Summit Medical Center Fundraiser

The Summit Medical Center Health Foundation will host their 3rd annual fund-raising event on Saturday, September 25th at the Keystone Conference Center from 6:00 PM to Midnight with the return of the hospital gala event ‘Dancing with the Mountain Stars’. This event is modeled after the hit television show “Dancing with the Stars”, and the MCH Foundation is hosting its own celebrity and professional dance competition. All proceeds from this event will be used to support the purchase of a Jackson Table for the operating room expansion project at the hospital, truly a worthy cause for all.

Dancing with the Mountain Stars will feature notable Summit County residents paired with professional dancers from Los Angeles. This glamorous affair will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Items in the silent auction will feature sports tickets, dining and lodging, ski area season passes, retail shopping gift certificates and more. The evening will include an elegant dinner, the dance competition, a dance performance by the LA based professionals, followed by dancing for all dinner guests which will complete the evening’s festivities. So for those of you wishing to show off those mad dance moves, you will have a chance.  Table sponsorships, accommodating 10 people, are available for $5,000 and $2,500. Individual tickets may be purchased for $150 per person and remember all proceeds will benefit the local hospital.

Current sponsors already committed for this year’s event include Colorado Surgical and Critical Care Associates/Summit Surgical Consultants, GE Johnson, St. Anthony Central Hospital, Vail Summit Orthopaedics, Don and Meredith Van Dyne, Dr. Mark Norden, Rich and Maryann Rowley, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Summit Daily News, Town of Frisco and Dr. John Warner. Local dance celebrities include Kate Brewer, Steve Corneillier, Ron Holthaus, Kelly Pestello, Dr. Greg Poulter, Karn Stiegelmeier, Jody Thompson, Tracy Van Anderson, Dr. John Warner, and Gary Wilkinson. The 2009 dance winners, Dan Gibbs and Alton Scales, will also perform as special guests of the event.

Don’t worry about novice dance styles, the Emmy-nominated choreographer Mandy Moore, a former Summit County resident and Summit High School graduate, choreographs each dance and coordinates the professional dance partners at the event. While the line-up of professional dance partners is still in progress, previous years’ dancers will be returning to perform with the Summit County celebrities. Together, these dancers bring a wealth of talent and experience to the competition, not to mention an exciting event to both watch and participate in.

A panel of qualified judges including District Court Judge Terry Ruckriegle, local Realtor Rob Neyland and 2009 event dancer Lisa Cheek will rate each performance on a scale of one to ten to determine the winning dance couple. Each guest at the event will also have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite couple, which will be used to determine the winner of the “People’s Choice Award”. So empty those coffers and come join the Dancing with the Mountain Stars event, it all goes to a good cause and will be loads of fun!

For more information and registration  please contact Deb Edwards at (970)668-6906 or

For more information about the Medical Center Health Foundation visit their site!