It was so fun the first time they decided to do it again. The second annual Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars is a go! The lineup was just announced and it's gonna be a good one.

Dancing with the Sioux Falls Stars is a fundraiser for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). The event will happen at The District on November 5, 2016.

Now without further ado, here are your local celebrities vying for the title!

  • Rick Anderson - Frontier Bank
  • Sarah Blakely - KDLT News
  • Shawn Cable - KSFY News
  • Nick Luther - Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
  • Karla Santi - Blend Interactive
  • Ashley Thompson - Avera McKennan Foundation
  • Nick Wendell - South Dakota State University

These seven local celebrities will be paired up with dancers from local studios including Date Night Dance Company, Balleraena Dance Studio, Ballroom Dance Club and Dance Ballroom & Studio. Rehearsals have begun and I can't wait to see everybody shake their stuff!

The event will be chock full of entertainment, not just dancing. Live music and hors d’oeuvres as well as a signature drink will be offered to guests. But that is not all, raffle packages and inspiring stories from those that have had their lives impacted by the work of NAMI Sioux Falls. NAMI offers no-cost education and support programs for the more than 30,000 adults and children in Sioux Falls who live with mental illness, their family members and the general public.

It really is a fun night for a good cause. I was there last year and it was a blast. Full disclosure time, I will be judging! Although, I was a little sad that my name was not on the list to dance, I am very excited to be part of the event as a judge. I'm going to do Len Goodman proud!

For more information or to purchase tickets to attend the event, visit their website or follow the Facebook page for updates.

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