For Immediate Release: The 4th Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” on April 13th at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido, California — :

Join us for an 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 to compete in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s 4th Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” Fundraiser on Saturday April 13, 2019!

Community stars include 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 Gordie of CSL Staffing in Escondido, Phil Gibbs of Realtor Pacific Sothby’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 Heatlh, 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, we are also honored to have two master of ceremonies hosting our 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.


VIP tickets can be purchased for $175, and include premium seating, a VIP dinner reception with hosted beer and wine and early bidding for premium silent auction items.

Reserved show only tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased online at or by calling (800) 988-4253. Tickets include a post-show party with D.J. and dancing under the stars.

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), 4th of July festival, Dia de Los Muertos Festival & Winter Wonderland Festival.


The 4th Annual Dancing with Our Stars is generously sponsored by Bellamy’s Restaurant in Escondido.  Additional Sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information is available at or by calling 760.839.4124.



Don Deleon, Grand Restaurant Group

Alyssa Junious, Freelance Professional Dancer & Choreographer


Edgar den Uijl, DRTV Marketing

Kristin Ortiz, Arthur Murray Dance Studio


Henny den Uijl –  Entrepreneur

Johna McCormick – Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Phil Gibbs, Realtor Pacific Sotheby’s

Kimberly Callahan, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo


Pauline Gourdie, CSL Staffing

Andre Baltierra, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo


Garrett Imeson, Edward Jones

Danae Gill, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo


Jessica Lujan, Assistant City Attorney Escondido

Joel Callahan, Trilogy Dance Studio Rancho Bernardo


Rozanne Reguly, Rosemary-Duff Florist

Dominique Dawson, Arthur Murray Dance Studio


Lisa Ruder, Escondido Charitable Foundation

Michael McCormick, Arthur Murray Dance Studio


Jamie Ellen Zeller, City of Escondido

Jorge Jaimes, Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, Vista



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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