Welcome to 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 9, 2020 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 as the next decade of Dancing marches on.
Marianella Tobar and Robby Rivas showcase their mirrorball trophies following their winning routine at 2019 Dancing with Vero’s Stars
CONGRATS 2019 WINNERS
GRAND CHAMPION ROBBY RIVAS and MARIANELLA TOBAR
HIGHEST FUNDRAISING by MARTHA REDNER and a PERFECT DANCE SCORE by DR. DENI MALAVE-HUERTAS and partner AMY TRAMMELL, ROBBY RIVAS and partner MARIANELLA TOBAR
The most successful Dancing with Vero’s Stars has proven to be the 11th Anniversary, celebrated Saturday evening, May 11 at Riverside Theatre. History was made when a record high total of $495,000 was announced, raised over a period of 8 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 $3 million raised for the non-profit since its inception in 2009.
The Mirror Ball trophy went to Robby Rivas and his dance partner Marianella Tobar. Mr. Rivas shared the Best Dancer award with Dr. Deni Malave Huertas, while star dancer Martha Redner absolutely shattered the previous record of $76,000, raising $130,000 to claim the Top Fundraising Award. Star Dancer Kelly Donovan and her partner Robert Scott took First Runner-Up position, while Pam DeChellis and her dance partner Nick Dimitrov took the Second Runner-up spot. The dancer with the highest on-line donations, winning season tickets to Riverside Theatre was Kelly Donovan.
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. 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.
When you think of Valentine’s Day, you think of hearts and cupid, pink and red, and love. Star Dancer Robert Rivas held a heart-pumping, Valentine’s Day themed event as part of his journey to become the Mirrorball Winner of the 2019 Dancing with Vero’s Stars. Rivas,...
Tickets are officially on sale for the much-anticipated 11th annual Dancing with Vero’s Stars set for May 11th at Riverside Theatre. This year’s event is sure to wow. Attendees should expect dazzling spins and dips by the dancing pairs, ever-flowing sips and...
Robby Rivas, one of the ten star dancers in the 11th Annual Dancing with Vero’s Stars, and an engineer and fire medic, participated in the 2018 Big Heart Brigade of the Treasure Coast on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The Big Heart Brigade of the Treasure Coast...
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.
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.