Event Information

Reason to Dance, Reason for Hope is a ballroom dance competition modeled after the popular “Dancing with the Stars” television show. Local celebrities will be paired with professional dance instructors, from local ballroom dance studios, to learn and refine a ballroom and freestyle dance routine. The celebrities will then compete at an elegant event, being held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, to win one of several awards. Three judges will score the performances. All profits for this event will go to Riley Children’s Foundation in support of Child Life and Research. The evening will begin with a silent auction, followed by a three-course dinner, and then the ballroom competition. The evening will conclude with open dancing.

Awards include:

  • Grand Champion – goes to the celebrity who raises the most money
  • Judges’ Choice – goes to the celebrity who has the highest combined judges score
  • Runner Up – goes to the dancer who has the second highest judges’ score
  • Riley Children’s Choice Award – goes to the dancer who earns the most votes from the Riley children

Join us as we support Riley Hospital for Children with an evening of dinner, dancing, entertainment, and a silent auction.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Purchase your tickets online today,
or vote for your favorite celebrity.