William Teer to rep Oxford in Dance Like the Stars event

Published 12:32 pm Thursday, July 4, 2024

Nine people from across North Mississippi are spending their summer learning new dance moves and raising money for their local Boys & Girls Clubs.

The 19th Dance Like the Stars Event is scheduled for Aug. 3 at the Cadence Bank arena in Tupelo.

The event was first started in 2006 and nearly 170 community volunteers from Lee, Lafayette, Tippah, Chickasaw and Union counties have participated.

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Volunteer dancers agree to learn a professional ballroom dance routine with a professional partner from Tupelo’s The Dance Studio, but more importantly, they agree to raise funding for BGCNMS.

The dancer raising the most money is named the event’s Grand Champion. 

This year’s dancers are Robert Bass, Michael Holloway, Georgia Kate Conner, Anthony Knight, Candace Hunt, Tiffany Phillips, Denise Benjamin Meek, Katie Scott Haywood, and representing Oxford will be William Teer.

Teer has been active with the Boys and Girls Club through the Bonners Leaders Program at the University of Mississippi where he is the assistant director of community engagement.

Tickets to attend the event are now on sale. Tickets for general admission are $20. Tickets for admission and dinner are $50.