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Northwest Indiana Event Calendar


Dancing Like a Star

May 26 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City

Social Gatherings

La Porte County Family YMCA


LPYMCA-Dancing-Like-a-Star-2017 Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with the Y! Join us on Friday, May 26th in the Stardust Ballroom at Blue Chip Casino for our 3rd Annual Dancing Like A Star competition presented by NIPSCO and Qubit Networks. At this exciting event, local celebrities and their dance partners will face off to raise funds for our La Porte County Family YMCA Scholarship Fund. This fund helps us ensure that important Y programs like swim lessons, youth and adult sports, summer camp, preschool and Educare remain accessible to everyone in our community.

Our La Porte County celebrity dancers include:

  • Dr. Kyle Antos - Optometrist, Midwest Eye Consultants
  • Jenny Craig-Brown - Executive Team Leader and Sales Manager,
  • Jess Denger - Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Angie Nelson Deuitch - Community Outreach, Stakeholders and Public Relations, NIPSCO
  • Katy Gartland - Cardiac Nurse, Franciscan Health
  • Chief Deputy Ron Heeg - Chief Deputy, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office
  • Katie Jasnieski - Franciscan Health
  • Mayor Blair Milo - Mayor, City of La Porte
  • Anthony Novak - Attorney, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP
  • Joy Zigler - Escrow Officer, Meridian Title Company

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The event will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. The dance competition will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for $65.00 per person. Your ticket price includes a delicious plated dinner. A cash bar is also available. For those who wish to attend the competition without dinner, tickets are on sale for $25.00 per person and include entry to the ballroom approximately 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Purchase tickets or choose your sponsorship level online at under the Events tab, or contact Jessica Schutz at (219) 325-9622 or for more information. Tickets and sponsorships can also be purchased from our dancers or at our Member Services Desks at La Porte, Long Beach and Michigan City Elston branches.

Thank you to our 2017 Dancing Like a Star sponsors including NIPSCO, Qubit Networks, Larson-Danielson Construction Company, General Insurance Services, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, Horizon Bank, 1st Source Bank, Dimensions School of Social Dance, WIMS, Midwest Eye Consultants, Jim and Susan Aaron, Edward Jones, FX and Judee Gartland, Katy Gartland Fan Club, The Gartland Family, Franciscan Health Michigan City, Heather Melton, Marilyn Mather, Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Stanislaus Kostka School, The Adrian Family, Don and Cindy Berchem, Milo Enterprises, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP, Rich Lutterbach, AHEAD USA Headwear, Meridian Title, Endodontics, Inc., Lonici Rental Group, Valerie Martinsen, DDS, Michigan City Pediatric Dentistry, Jenny Craig-Brown, Terry’s Discount Windows & More, First Trust Credit Union, Howes & Howes Law Firm, Jess and Lisa Denger, Linda Denger, Sandy Groet, Pro Drive Asphalt Maintenance, Bill and Jane Nelson, Tom and Sheryl Edwards, Drayton, Biege, Sirugo & Elliot, LLP, Sydney Varnak, Platinum Gymnastics, LLC, Brittany and Jeff Intagliata, John and Amanda Penzoil, M.S. Electric, City of La Porte, Bethany Lutheran, Hatfield Pest Control, La Porte Jaycees, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, Electricians IBEW Local 531, Gertner & Gertner LTD, Allison Dent, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Tuholski Construction & Contracting, LLC, Jim and Lauren Arnold, and Jason and Sarah Brown.


Blue Chip Casino

2 Easy Street


Michigan City


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