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Team Diggins wins Dancing with the Eau Claire Stars

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.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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