The California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents another evening of glitz and glamour as ten prominent community and business leaders tango, salsa, samba, cha cha, and waltz their way across the dance floor as they compete in the 4th Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” Fundraiser on Saturday April 13, 2019.

This star studded line-up includes Escondido Deputy City Attorney, Jessica Lujan, City of Escondido & Food Columnist, Jamie Zeller, Lisa Ruder of the Escondido Charitable Foundation, Escondido Business Owner of Rosemary-Duff Florist, Rozanne Reguly, Don Deleon of the Grand Restaurant Group, Pauline Gourdie of CSL Staffing in Escondido, Phil Gibbs of Realtor Pacific Sotheby’s, Garret Imerson with Edward Jones & President-Elect of Escondido Rotary After Five Club, Entrepreneur, Henny den Uijl and Edgar den Uijl, the Director of Operations and Marketing of DRTV Marketing Company. All 10 stars will be paired with professional dance instructors from regional dance studios including Arthur Murray Studio Escondido, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, Vista.

Dance couples will compete in the Center’s 1,500-seat concert hall, emulating the format of the popular reality show, Dancing with the Stars.  Celebrity Judges include Escondido Dentist, Dr. Enil Bliesath, CEO of Palomar Health, Diane Hansen, Jesse Lozano of the Jesse Lozano in the Morning Show on Star 94.1, and Rick Morton of Morton in the Morning on Z90.

This year, the event will have two master of ceremonies hosting the event. This year’s emcees include last year’s “Dancing with our Stars Judges Choice” winner and KUSI News’ journalist, Elizabeth Alvarez and from the AJ & Sara morning show on Sunny 98.1, Producer and on-air personality, Hula Ramos.

Reserved show only tickets can be purchased online at by calling (800) 988-4253.

VIP tickets include premium seating, a VIP dinner reception and early bidding for premium silent auction items.

Proceeds benefit the Center’s education and outreach programs, which serve over 85,000 people each year, including Center Stage performances for youth and Art Discovery field trips (art, drama, dance, and music) for K-12 students. Proceeds also benefit free community events such as Second Saturdays (galleries and museums open for free activities), 4thof July festival, Día de Los Muertos Festival & Winter Wonderland Festival.