Empowering Hearts Information
SCV DWOS is a friendly dance competition presented by The Magazine of Santa Clarita and élite Magazine that gets about 20 non-profits together to raise money and awareness for their cause. The non-profits chose a local celebrity to represent them as their dancer. Then it is up to the non-profit and celebrity dancer to raise as much money as possible by getting proxy votes (voting platform that is given out the night of the event) and conducting fundraisers. The celebrity is then paired with a professional dancer. Each team choreographs a dance for the night of the event. Then the celebrity and professional dancers each dance for the audience and three judges. Judges will choose a best male and female celebrity dancer. Those two winners will be awarded $1,000 for their non-profit. Additionally, there will be a first, second and third place winner based on the amount of money raised. Those three winners will also get extra money from the event.
Josh Rivas & Ingrid Blanco
Josh Rivas is a world-class hairstylist and color specialist based in Santa Clarita. Clients from around the world consult with him to create styles that enhance and define them. Also in 2013 he was among the recipients of the prestigious 40 Under Forty Award. In his free time he mentors homeless youth and serves at church.
Ingrid Blanco is the Owner, CEO & Founder, Choreographer & Pro Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor at D'Wilfri DanceArt and Entertainment.
Ingrid is a member of the NDCA of Professional Dancers and Competitors.
Born in Costa Rica she started dancing when she was eighteen years of age performing at the Allegro Resorts in Costa Rica and in Mexico. Within four years she began dancing for RIU Resorts as well as for the Cuban Ballet Company in Cancun Mexico; performing in many of the largest and most exclusive hotels and resorts Ingrid danced International style Latin dance as well as
performing in many popular musicals. Ingrid is Salsa Champion four consecutive years from 2001 to 2004 with her partner Willy. Arriving in California in November 2004, Ingrid began working as a Pro- Dance Instructor as well as competing, and performing for special events where she continues her talents, and abilities in all forms of Ballroom dance and choreography. Ingrid has received several invitations to perform as a Pro- Dancer on the
International Television Program, Sabado Gigante and Univision Network. She has also performed for the USA Television Network in 2008 as a Dance Instructor for a Reality Program Presentation.
Ingrid’s special appearance in 2011, Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, along with her most recent award placing her, and her partner Willy, 2nd in the Theater Arts Pro Championships in Chicago Crystal Ball and Nevada Star Ball. In addition Ingrid was also hostess of the Health & Beauty TV segment on Desde Aqui TV Los Angeles.
If you would like to vote for Josh & Ingrid, a donation can be made by clicking on the donate button below. All donations are directed to assisting single parent families in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Dancing with our Stars will be August 24th at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. So mark your calendars and buy your tickets! To purchase your ticket, please click here. For more event information please visit www.scvdwos.com