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Dancing with The Woodlands Stars Cast Announced

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The Woodlands Family YMCA 6th Annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars is a unique charity event on April 12 at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and features local leaders as the live dance entertainment.

Each year, volunteers take to the dance floor to compete for votes and raise funds for The Woodlands Family YMCA. Every dollar raised from the purchase of tables, seats, auction items and votes goes to the YMCA Annual Campaign, which makes community-strengthening Y programs like swim lessons, after school care and youth sports available to everyone regardless of age, income or background.

The YMCA is proud to announce the cast of stars who will be Dancing for a CAUSE in 2018:

  • Lisa Brooks: Consolidated Communications
  • John Garrett: RE/MAX Carlton Woods
  • Whitney Montgomery: Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Canter & The Woodlands Lifestyle Magazine
  • Krystal Hopton: CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands
  • Dan Altom: The Woodlands Young Learners Academy
  • Dr. Jenifer Powers: Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands
  • Dr. Jay Kovar: Tomball Regional Emergency Physicians PA and Phi Air Medical Texas
  • Jen Bruse: Hello WoodlandsHelp Jen raise funds for the YMCA! Click here
  • George Musselman: Bogart Wealth
  • Marc Atnipp: FDI Creative
  • Henry Stevens: Investment Advisory Services Inc.
  • Cindy Bryson and Justin Staats: Veteran Heroes for Freedom

Patricia’s Dance Lessons has partnered with the Y to provide the dance partners, lessons and choreography for the community stars. Dana Tyson of Sunny 99.1 and Ted Oberg with ABC13 will co-emcee for the evening, which will include a live and silent auction, dinner and the opportunity to dance with the stars when the dance floor opens.

Jennifer Bruse, cast member and owner of Hello Woodlands, shared, “I am so honored to have the opportunity to participate in Dancing with The Woodlands Stars to not only dance – but to raise funds and awareness for this amazing organization. The Woodlands Family YMCA truly makes an impact by strengthening our community by offering programs to all – and never turns a child away.”

Jennifer Bruse, who will be dancing with dance partner Anthony Lewis, along with the cast members will not only be training to perform a dance routine on the April 12th, but will also be raising funds for The Woodlands Family YMCA through their personal fundraising pages. For every $30 donation made online, through table and ticket purchases to the event, and with auction items purchased on the night of the event, the dancer will receive one vote.

Special awards are given out based on dance performance, crowd appeal, judges award, and more with the help of a panel of judges – some who are former community dance stars.

“Stay tuned! I will be sharing fun behind-the-scenes videos, ways for the community to get involved, and thank those who give their support. I look forward to seeing everyone on April 12th!” Jennifer Bruse shared.

Show your support and donate online to The Woodlands Family YMCA through Jennifer Bruse’s online fundraising page at

“Tables are selling fast,” said Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison/Event Director. “This event is the talk of the town. Guests are eager to witness a friend, colleague or family member step out of their comfort zone and onto the dance floor for such a worthy cause.”

To purchase a table or individual admission, contact The Woodlands Family YMCA at 281-367-9622 or email To vote for a dancer or for more details, visit

First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city’s leading nonprofits dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 36 YMCA centers, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at