Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars unveils 2017 competitors

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Contestants in this year's "Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars," which has more than 100 alumni. (Courtesy Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars)
Contestants in this year’s “Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars,” which has more than 100 alumni. (Courtesy Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars)

They’ve trained. They’ve agreed to brave a live audience.

Now all that stands between 12 Historic Triangle professionals and local dancing stardom is a panel of three judges.

The eighth annual “Dancing with The Williamsburg Stars” is set for Saturday, March 4, according to a news release.

Last year’s event raised more than $120,000. This year’s competition will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula and Literacy for Life at the Rita Welsh Adult Learning Center.

This year’s contestants are: Page Bishop, Twiddy Realty; Danny Bustamante, Wells Fargo; Courtney Buzzell, Proximo Marketing; Julie Casey, Liz Moore & Associates; Tori Ford, Northwestern Mutual; Mike Franks, TowneBank; Greg Granger, WMBG FM 97.7 and AM 740; Carolyn Keurajian, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Charles Seager, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group; Dr. Dennis Szurkus Jr., Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center; Nancy Wigley, The Mariners’ Museum; and Benny Zhang, councilman, Williamsburg City Council.

The professional dance partners are from 7 Cities Ballroom, SI Dance, Virginia Regional Ballet, Country Bootleggers and Artinspired.

“Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars” will be held at 7 p.m. on March 4 in William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

Tickets are available through the Phi Beta Kappa Hall box office or by calling 757-221-2674. For more information, go here.