Thank you to all who supported Dancing for Little Stars 2015!

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Dancing for Little Stars Event Guide

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325 guests joined us at Dancing for Little Stars held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Hosted by Parent Connection, the event is held in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month each April, with all proceeds supporting the program’s early childhood education services.


Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffles. A brief program featured the work and mission of Parent Connection and honored two community members, Philip Marshall and Gretchen Marin, for their contributions to improving the lives of children and families in the Oshkosh area. Click here to read their complete bios, as presented at the event.


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The Parent Connection video featured at this year's Dancing For Little Stars can be viewed here via YouTube


The highlight of the evening was the 8th annual "Dancing for Little Stars" competition, in which seven groups and pairs of ‘local celebrities’ danced to raise money and awareness for child abuse prevention. Our dancers entertained the crowd with performances ranging from country and tap to pop and tango.


In the end, Marina Mishin & Ed Salazar came out on top as the biggest fundraisers, bringing in $4,290 through their participation in the event. The awards for "Best Dance" and "Best Costume" went to "On Tap of the World". See our 2015 event guide to read more about all of our fantastic dancers!


With the generous support of our dancers, sponsors, donors and guests, Dancing for Little Stars 2015 raised proceeds of $37,474 for child abuse prevention programs in the Oshkosh area. A special thank you to all who attended and/or supported the event!


Dancing for Little Stars 2015 Sponsors:

Associate Sponsors

Kimberly Clark                 Castle Pierce Printing

Bank First National


Table Sponsors

  • Aurora Health Care

  • Aurora Women's Health

  • Carl M. Hennig, Inc.

  • Davis & Kuelthau

  • DiRenzo & Bomier, LLC

  • First Education Resources

  • Independence Financial

  • Krueger Family Chiropractic

  • Pack Air, Inc.

  • Silver Star Brands

  • Tremble, Martin & Volocyk families

  • Urban Esque/Olson Legal

  • West Side Tire & Auto


Media Sponsors

  • Blended Waxes

  • Oshkosh Firefighters Charitable Trust

Banner Sponsors

  • Arts for Kids

  • Basiliere, Thompson, Bissett, Castonia & Swardenski, LLP

  • Evergreen

  • Festival Foods

  • Folske Electrical Services

  • Luvata

  • The Muller family

  • Olson Legal Group

  • Outlook Group Corporation

  • Tony & Lori Renning

  • Shea Electric & Communications


Dessert Sponsor

  • Tamara the Cake Guru


Chocolate Sponsor

  • Aurora Pediatrics


2015 Dancers and Instructors:

Thanks to all for lending your time and talents to help make this event possible!


Bella Academy Dancers

Julie Pamentor, Erica Hubbell, Karlie Nuccio, Kali Preston, Emily Popp, Nese Fountain, Toni Smedstedt and Mariah Darling

The Cupcake Girls

Brianna Lucey, Hannah Buerger, Megan Wara, Kristin Holschbach and Haili Drury

Oshkosh Southwest Rotary

Megan Bartelt, Patty Shea, Jon Dudzinski, Autumn Urban and Nate Olson

Swift Shakers

Melanie Phillips, Nicole Reader, Jaymee Lauersdorf, Melissa Lauersdorf and Jenna Serwe

On Tap of the World

Anna Allen, Erin Martin and Meagan Volocyk

Two to Tango

Marina Mishin and Ed Salazar

Yellow Rock Cloggers

Meghann Kasper, Cassie Binder, Jan Adams, Cindy Frost, Kim Giffey, Hannah Gregory, Emily Binder, Kathy Molinski, Ally Molinski, Calista Molinski, Elizabeth Warner and Mackenzie Warner


Sheyre Boswell, Julie Seckar-Anderson, and Lacey Seckar-Anderson


A special thank you also to our volunteer planning committee: Jessica Benesh, Johannah Bradle, Beth Caramanidis, Bill Fischer, John Hobbins, Meghann Kasper, Erin Martin, Shannon Rahmlow, Lori Renning and Kelly Tabb


Contact Us

For questions about Dancing for Little Stars or to participate as a sponsor or volunteer, contact Wendy Schwalbe, Parent Connection Program Manager, at 920-233-6630 ext. 101 or Thank you for your support of Parent Connection and our mission to protect children and families in our communities!

In 2014, the Parent Connection program provided 1,718 home visits to 363 families and presented to 5,056 workshop/event participants.






Fox Valley/Outagamie County

1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha

Program Manager: Beth Stubing, email or call 920-739-4226 ext. 108


Oshkosh/Winnebago County

36 Broad St, Ste 150, Oshkosh

Program Manager: Wendy Schwalbe, email or call 920-233-6630 ext. 101




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