Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars 2019 was a record-smashing success!

Over $137,000 was raised for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs! Thank you to our DWTRVS 2019 Cast & Crew, our DWTRVS Sponsors, and everyone who attended and supported the show!

Below are the results from the Awards Ceremony:

Judge’s Choice:

1st: Kate Empasis & Peter Kuhl – Viennese Waltz

2nd: Charlie Simons & Kristen Alleman – Argentine Tango

3rd: Matt Philbrick & Colette Kuhl – Jive


People’s Choice Ballroom:

1st: Kate Empasis & Peter Kuhl – Viennese Waltz

2nd: Michael Newmann & Sydney Smedley – Salsa

3rd: Charlie Simons & Kristen Alleman – Argentine Tango


People’s Choice Hip Hop Squad:

Rogue Remix Crew


Shining Squad Award (most money raised by a group): 

Breakin’ Benjamin$ – squad total of $41,283


Shining Star (most money raised by an individual):

1st: Emmalee Higinbotham $14,096.32

2nd: Kate Empasis $10,275

3rd: Kim Adams $10,135

Photos coming soon!


Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs is the primary beneficiary of this fundraising event, with proceeds supporting the work of empowering kids to help other kids in medical need. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be used to promote the art of ballroom dance throughout Southern Oregon communities.