Can the Doctors Dance? The seventh installment of Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars will be bigger, brighter and appearing more educated than ever. We’ve pulled together some of the most accomplished business folks as well as the most accomplished PhDs and MDs for the "greatest show in town!" Friendly opposition… sprinkled with sequins, glitter and spandex; all for an excellent cause.

The dynamic lineup of local stars includes a superintendent and tough shipyard contractor, three MDs on-hand if anyone needs surgery or anesthesia, a respected community volunteer and an awe-inspiring designer/furniture guru. Not to mention a William & Mary-er and landscape business owner. Twelve brave business people have all accepted the challenge to train with a professional dancer and compete in front of a live audience and panel of judges come March 5th.

Pictured L-R. Seated, Linda Hertzler, Elizabeth Foxx, Carol Taylor, Dawn Holihan, Kimberly Renner. Standing, Carrie Hanley, Chris Scrofani, Dave Gaston, Terryl Times, Joe Steele, Jr., Greg Carter. Not pictured, Greg Biernacki.

Production is already underway to showcase some of the sexiest salsas, fantastic foxtrots and more. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula and Literacy for Life at the Rita Welsh Adult Learning Center, sponsored by TowneBank.

The evening of entertainment is Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Phi Beta Kappa Hall on the campus of the College of William and Mary.

“2016 may be the most fun, yet! We can’t wait to mix together these business folks, doctors and scholars and see how fan favorite votes are cast," said Ken Johnston, event chair. “Our community can’t get enough of the DWTWS program and continues to embrace it each year. We have raised hundreds of thousands for charity, it’s incredible to see the difference we can make.

Tickets go on sale in January and can be purchased at the Phi Beta Kappa box office on Jamestown Road or by phone at (757) 221-2674, or online at www.wm.tix.com.


Meet the “stars”

Greg Biernacki, MD, Sentara Family Medicine Physicians

Greg Carter, Carter Iron & Steel

Elizabeth Foxx, MD, Sentara Williamsburg Medical Center

Dave Gaston, PhD, Charles City County Schools

Carrie Hanley, CareFusion

Linda Hertzler, Hertzler & George

Dawn Holihan, TowneBank

Kimberly Renner, William & Mary

Chris Scrofani, WISC

Joe Steele, Jr, Carolina Furniture

Carol Taylor, Community Volunteer

Terryl Times, MD, Sentara Surgery Specialists

Professional dancers are from 7 Cities Ballroom, SI Dance, VA Regional Ballet and WISC in Williamsburg, Country Bootleggers and ArtInspired in Yorktown and A Step Above in Virginia Beach.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Virginia Peninsula helps kids grades K-8 achieve their highest potential during their formative years by providing positive, caring mentor relationships. www.bbbsgw.org. Literacy for Life teaches adults the literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health and meaningful participation in society. www.literacyforlife.org

  For additional information contact Ayanna King, Big Brothers Big Sisters, at (757) 253-0676 or Joan Peterson, Literacy for Life, at (757) 221-3325. (www.facebook.com/williamsburgstars or www.WillliamsburgStars.com)