Event 2022

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars 2022.

Mark your calendars!
Dancing with the Shuswap Stars will be back live on Friday, November 18, 2022.

As the premier fundraiser for the Shuswap Hospice Society, you will help support programs for the dying and bereaved in our area… and be entertained by our slate of local contestants putting it all out there on the dance floor.

There will be all the same excitement, nerves and thrills in 2022, with a few new twists.

The junior category will also return to showcase some of the Shuswap’s brightest young dancers.

There’s no doubt you will be entertained, whether you join us at the live show, or online. The show’s format will be dependent on all current public health restrictions.

More details to follow as the event date approaches, so check back in with us!

So what’s up?

This year’s event will be held November 18, 2022. It will be a live-streamed video event that can be watched from the comfort of your own home, or depending on the current health restrictions, you may decide to gather in groups to enjoy the performances.

Watch the show and help Shuswap Hospice

The show will be modelled closely to the format of the Hollywood Dancing with the Stars television show, with the same excitement (and nerves) of the participant dancers, witty comments from our judges, and the audience participation of voting for your favourite dance couple through the purchase of stars. It will be a snappy, fun event available for anyone who purchases access to the streaming link. The winner will be the couple who generates the most star-votes.

And remember, all proceeds go to support Shuswap Hospice programs in our area. The process of palliative care and grieving has been seriously altered by the pandemic. Hospital and care home visits have been restricted and traditional grieving rituals have been disrupted. All of this has added to the stress and anguish of loss. This has also meant an increasing need for Shuswap Hospice’s services.

You can help by purchasing access to the show and making online contributions that will ensure your favourite dance couple takes home the trophy!

Junior Dance Competition

The 2022 event will crown a Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Junior Dance Champion.

Many of the Shuswap’s talented dancers have continued to train during COVID-19, but haven’t been able to have an audience view their hard work. Now, they will have a place for everyone to view their talents!

Dancers under the age of 18 can submit a dance video, which will be posted for viewing on the Dancing with the Shuswap Stars website. Fans will be able to vote on which video performance is their favorite by purchasing stars for a $5 donation to Shuswap Hospice.

Before the Dancing with the Stars event in November, the video performances will be tallied by the number of votes and the three performances with the most votes will move forward. These three dances will be featured as part of the live-streamed show and viewers will again be able to purchase votes for their preferred dance performance. The total number of votes from pre-show and the live show will be added together and the winner will be the junior dance performance with the most votes.

Entry to the Junior Dance Competition is free and open to all dancers in the Shuswap aged 18 or under. All dance styles are welcome, and dancers may perform solo or in groups.

Deadline for submitting video is: June 30, 2022. Videos will be posted in August or sooner get them in early for more votes.

Completed entries can be emailed to dancer@shuswapstars.ca

Please see below for the competition rules and to obtain an entry form.