Winners of Stars Dance for the Arts!

What a night! Congratulations to ALL of our dance couples for their superb performances. We could not have had such a successful event without your generosity and willingness to participate. Well done!

Now to announce our Stars Dance For The Arts Winners…..

2015 SDFTA Champions, Diana Hill and Jeremy Jones!

2015 SDFTA Champions, Diana Hill and Jeremy Jones!

  • Diana Hardy Hill & Jeremy Jones: 2015 Champions of Stars Dance for the Arts!  Diana & Jeremy raised the most money through votes, and had the Best Combined Judges’ Score & Public Vote Score. Congratulations Jeremy and Diana!

Best Dance Performance: Ryan Vernon and Lindsay King!

Lyndsay and Ryan, voted Best Dance Performance!

Lindsay and Ryan: Voted Best Dance Performance!

Congratulations Ryan and Lindsay!


The staff and board of directors for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to those who performed, supported, coordinated, sponsored, voted, hosted, judged, attended, and donated their time, energy, money, and services to contribute to the success of this fabulous event. We are proud to be part of such a wonderful community!                  Cheers, and blessings to you and yours in 2015!

Breaking News…..Vote Update!

Ryan Vernon

Ryan Vernon :-)

Drumroll please……As of yesterday evening, Adam Ormond and June Cummings have taken 2nd place in the popular vote, with Dolph Mintz/Nicole Shank still leading, and Jeremy Jones/Diana Hill in a close 3rd. The other dance teams are only behind by a few votes, so this is a real nail-biter!

The 2015 Champion of Stars Dance for the Arts will be determined by combining the judges’ scores and each team’s popular vote tally. There’s still plenty of time to vote for your favorite team! Online voting continues until midnight tonight, and you can vote tomorrow by calling/visiting the Arts Center or attending the event tomorrow night.

Event tickets are no longer available online. There may be a limited number of tickets available, but you’ll need to call or visit the Arts Center as this is changing quickly!       252-527-2517.

Hope to see you there!


Adam and June!

Adam and June!

A quick break between numbers

A quick break between numbers

Chris and Cherita, getting their groove on!

Chris and Cherita, getting their groove on!

Show 'em how it's done, ladies!

Show ’em how it’s done, ladies!

Stay tuned, more photos tomorrow!

Voting Update!

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Oh My!!! The online votes are pouring in, and the rankings are changing hour to hour!

Leading the votes as of this moment are Dolph Mintz/Nicole Shank, followed closely by Jeremy Jones/Diana Hill, Ryan Vernon/Lindsay King and Adam Ormond/June Cummings. Our other wonderful dance teams are VERY close behind!

Reminder: Online voting will continue through Friday at midnight this week. You can also cast your votes by calling or visiting the Arts Center.

Thank you for supporting our awesome contestants!

Dance Practice!

We are getting excited about our upcoming Stars Dance for the Arts performance next weekend! General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets are still available but very limited, so please get your tickets today! You won’t want to miss this Star-Studded event!

Practice makes perfect, and our Star dance teams are practicing away to deliver amazing performances! Check out some of our paparazzi shots!

Cherita Lytle & Chris Raines:

Cherita and Chris

Cherita and Chris


June Cummings & Adam Ormond:

Adam and June

June and Adam


Diana Hardy Hill & Jeremy Jones:

Diana and Jeremy


The votes are rolling in, and we thank you for your support of these hard-working dancers! To cast your vote online simply click here, or call/visit the Arts Center: 252-527-2517.

Save the Date: 2015 Stars Dance for the Arts!

Save the Date: Saturday, January 31st, 2015!

We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Stars Dance For The Arts, hosted by Amy Whitfield and Wells Gulledge, complete with guest judges and AMAZING dancers! This year’s event promises to be even MORE fabulous than last year! Check out our About page for more info.

So you won’t miss out, please sign up for quick email updates (at left) leading up to the event and join us on Facebook. We’ll post fun photos and info about our dancing couples, as well as updates on the voting results. And don’t worry, you can unsubscribe from our emails at any time, and we won’t spam you.

Seating really is limited (we’re not kidding!), so get your tickets today!

As soon as we have everything in place we’ll have a page dedicated to our fabulous dancers which will include their bios, photos, and online voting buttons via PayPal. Thank you so much for your support of Kinston’s CCA and the countless hours that Sandy, the staff, and CCA volunteers put in to enhance our community.

Boy, we sure hope somebody does The Carlton!

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