Tracey Zudans and Robert Scott perform their winning routine at 2018 Dancing with Vero’s Stars




The most successful Dancing with Vero’s Stars has proven to be the 10th Anniversary, celebrated Saturday evening, May 12 at Riverside Theatre. History was made when a record high total of $349,554K was announced, raised over a period of 6 months by a competitive cast of a  new cast of ten star dancers. Surpassing all expectations anticipated by the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, this new record setting total brings the gross income of Dancing with Vero’s Stars, to over $2.5 million raised for the non-profit since its inception in 2009.

The Mirror Ball trophy went to Tracey Zudans and her dance partner Robert Scott.  Ms. Zudans was the highest fundraiser of the competition with a total of $75,878 and shared the Best Dancer award with Ron Toperzer and his partner Shari Tessier who also won the First Runners-up position.  Star Dancer Giuliana Diaz Jones and her pro dancer Joe Tessier took the Second Runner-up spot. The dancer with the highest on-line donations, winning season tickets to Riverside Theatre was Tracey Zudans. The Grand Raffle, “Spirits for the Stars” was won by Jane Rollins.

The 655 seat sold-out Theatre brought people to their feet with multiple standing ovations, while the four-hour evening glowed with tasty food, impeccable décor and a brilliant Grand Raffle valued at thousands of dollars for one lucky winner. Add in unlimited entertainment delivered by ten star dancers and their pro instructors, cleverly-produced star videos, a team of highly trained personality-driven judges and two impeccable emcees who moved the evening along to the sounds of thunderous applause, boisterous hoorays and raucous laughter.







Welcome Dancing With Vero’s Stars


Where the biggest stars of Vero take a bigger shot at glory. 

The feature fundraiser for Healthy Start Coalition, Dancing with Vero’s Stars, in partnership with Riverside Theatre will take place Saturday evening, May 12, 2018 at Riverside Theatre. Once again, we’ll offer an evening of tempting tangos, sizzling salsas and jiving jitterbugs, performed by local stars matched with professional dance instructors in it’s celebratory 10th anniversary season!

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About DWVS

The primary fundraiser of IRC Healthy Start Coalition, the 10th Dancing With Vero’s Stars will be held on May 12, 2018. Learn more about our history and how to support your favorite dancer.

Meet The Dancers

When it comes to stars, these 10 local phenoms light up our community and are now set to take center stage. Meet our dancers and instructors and find out how to help them win!

Healthy Start

When it comes to stars, these 10 local phenoms light up our community and are now set to take center stage. Meet our dancers and instructors and find out how to help them win!


Our valued sponsors make this event possible and help the programs of IRC Healthy Start flourish. We thank them for their continued generosity and for supporting these star dancers.

A Perfect Ten!

This year, Dancing with Vero’s Stars is celebrated our tenth anniversary – a decade of delightful dancing, fantastic fundraising and nearly 100 local stars who have helped raise over $2 million dollars for the children and families of Indian River County. After

Thanks to the support of our dancers and their generous sponsors, our efforts raised $349,450 in 2018!

Healthy Start Coalition

Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition is the administrative office which oversees the funding and services for five programs; Healthy Start Services, MomCare, Babies & Beyond, Healthy Families, and Parents as Teachers. The Coalition is a not-for-profit agency whose core funding comes from the Florida Department of Health.

Riverside Theatre

With close to 300 performances on three stages each year, Riverside Theatre is the area's only professional, not-for-profit theatre. It houses one of the state's only free-standing buildings dedicated to children's theatre and is one of a few theatres in Florida designated as a Cultural Institution. The theatre also has one of the largest subscribing audiences in Florida and attracts over 100,000 patrons annually.