A Johnston County woman will be trading her hair brushes for dancing shoes when she participates in the 2017 Dancing Like the Stars competition at the Southern Women’s Show. Master stylist and salon owner of Salon 29:11 in Smithfield, Jamie O’Branovich, will waltz, salsa, rumba and more as she shows off her best ballroom dance moves in this fundraiser event benefiting the National Inclusion Project.
The popular Dancing Like the Stars competition takes place at the Southern Women’s Show, Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m. on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage in the Jim Graham Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Similar to the TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” O’Branovich will pair up with a professional dancer from Arthur Murray Studios in Cary for one to two months of training prior to her performance. After her training, O’Branovich will take to the stage to show off what she has learned. The dancer who raises the most money ($1 = 1 vote) wins the competition.
O’Branovich is the cousin of American Idol Finalist Clay Aiken. She has styled celebrities such as David Foster, Debbie Gibson and Kelly Clarkson. She is one of 6 local celebrities competing to raise the most funds for the National Inclusion Project, a nonprofit that bridges the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them. It works with communities and recreational programs to include children with disabilities in all of their activities.
To learn more and vote for O’Branovich, visit http://www.inclusionproject.org/news/dancing-like-stars/.
The Southern Women’s Show is the Triangle’s annual premier shopping event with more than 400 vendors onsite for three days of the best shopping in town.
Entertainment throughout the weekend includes two celebrity guests: Laurie Hernandez, Olympic gold medalist and winner of “Dancing with the Stars” and Keegan Allen, popular TV star from Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars.” Fan favorites like the Firefighter Fashion Show and the Fido Fashion Show return to entertain the crowd while raising awareness and funding for local nonprofits.
The Southern Women’s Show runs Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets are on sale in advance for $10 or $12 at the door. Children ages 6 through 12 are $6 and children under the age of 6 can attend free of charge with a paying adult. For the first time, those interested can also purchase a three-day wristband for admission, which is valid for all days, for $15 on the Southern Shows website.