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Dancing Stars of Atlanta 2018

| August 3, 2018 | Parties

The Cobb Galleria Centre was adorned in silver and purple—the signature color of Alzheimer’s disease awareness—as it was transformed into the set of this year’s Dancing Stars of Atlanta. Countless of the city’s elite sported cocktail-chic looks for this one-night dance competition where they were treated to a full bar and a delightful dinner to boot. Guess and participants included: Christjohn Batters, chair Daniel Britt, co-host Nancy Senner, co-host Cory Thompson, Joanne Truffelman and Cynthia Widner Wall. The Sentimental Journey Orchestra opened the show before the competing pairs (one Atlantan and one local celebrity dancer) graced the dance floor to show off the performance they’ve been practicing for weeks in front of the judge’s panel (which included The Atlantan’s group publisher, D’anne Cagle-Heckert). Simone Maccarrone and Brenda Wood won Best Dance Performance, and Heather ten Broeke accepted her award for raising the most money to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. The audience voted for its favorite duo and donated dollars to meet the night’s fundraising goal of $1 million, which was achieved with flying colors. Celebrity dancer Jason Perry shares, “I dance so that people with this disease and their caregivers can continue to have hope.” –Katherine Woody

Photos by Nancy Jo McDaniel


Photography by: Photos by Nancy Jo McDaniel