Eau Claire (WQOW) – Team Diggins was named Grand Champion at Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars Thursday night.
Julia Diggins works with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Her ‘pro’ partner was Jeffrey Peterson. The duo danced a hip-hop number set to a variety of songs from Beetlejuice. Their second number was a jazz dance with a Wayne’s World theme. The winning dances were choreographed by Stephanie Kling with the Eau Claire School of Dance.
This year’s fan favorite was a team that lived up to its name — Team Winn.
Dr. Erin Winn is a dentist at Smiles in Motion. her ‘pro’ partner was Mic Nelson. Their first dance was jive set to the music of Hairspray. The duo’s second dance was an African fusion number. Both were choreographed by Ashley Kinning with the Eau Claire School of Dance.
Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars raises money for the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre.
News 18 is a proud sponsor of the event. This year, Daybreak anchor Shannon Hoyt was one of the competitors, while evening anchor Savanna Tomei served as an emcee.