Dancing for Safe Haven

thank you dancing web slide 2016 280KThe 7th Annual Dancing for Safe Haven took place on April 16, 2016 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. It was an incredible event with a fierce dance competition. The biggest winner of the night…. Safe Haven Family Shelter. Together we raised $280,000! Mark Deutschmann took home the Online Favorite award by raising over $58,000! The Audience Favorite award went to Marcela Gomez with a hot salsa number. Maneet Chauhan danced an incredible Bollywood Fusion to win the Judges Favorite award.  Thank you to our dancers, judges, emcees, sponsors, volunteers and all who attended and donated. Click here to see the pictures from the Red Carpet photo booth. Check back soon for a link to all of the event pictures.


Be part of this most delightful partnership on behalf of homeless families April 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Nashville Downtown.

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Painting designed by Rhonda Polen Wernick
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TICKETS: WE ARE SOLD OUT! You can still support Safe Haven by making a general donation to support the event here and vote for your favorite dancer here. 

CAN’T ATTEND, BUT WANT TO DONATE? We welcome donations from those who cannot attend. You can make a donation in honor of one of the dancers by clicking here. Or you can make a general donation to Safe Haven by clicking here.

SPONSOR THE EVENT: Sponsorships are still available for Dancing for Safe Haven. Click here to see sponsorship levels. Click here to sponsor the event now.  Contact Holly McIndoe with questions or for more information.

WHEN: April 16, 2016; Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.; Dinner to follow.

WHERE: Downtown Hilton, Nashville, TN

ABOUT THE EVENT: The 7th Annual Dancing for Safe Haven Family Shelter will take place April 16th at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. It features a dancing competition of local celebrities paired with professional dancers from Dance World, dinner and more!

2016 DANCING CHAIR: Anita Greenwood Cash

2016 CELEBRITY DANCERS: Maneet Chauhan, Mark Deutschmann, Marcela Gomez, Marcia Masulla, James Threalkill, Ken Williamson. Please click here to find more info about each local celebrity dancer and professional dance partner. Prizes will be awarded to the judges’ favorite, audience favorite and online favorite!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY DANCERClick here to vote for your favorite local celebrity dancer to help them take the ‘ONLINE FAVORITE’ award. Each vote is a $1 donation (ten vote minimum). Vote now to support your favorite dancer and donate to empower homeless families with children to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Thank you to our matching donors: Blevins, Inc., Michael Cartwright, Jerrod Menz, SWBC, Vaco and the Village Fund.

2016 HERO AWARD: The HERO Award honors a volunteer who has exhibited extraordinary leadership, vision and dedication. This year we will honor the life of Mike Pigott (1954-2015). His leadership, advocacy and passion for Safe Haven is a legacy for which we are immensely grateful. Click here for more information about our Hero Awardee.

JUDGES: Heather Byrd, Bill Cakmis and Marcus Whitney

MASTERS OF CEREMONIES: Kelly Sutton and “Woody and Jim” from 107.5 The River

SPONSORS: We are grateful for the sponsors of Dancing for Safe Haven. Please check back to see sponsors as they are added. For more information,  please contact Holly McIndoe.







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Thomas & Dorothy Cate Frist Foundation


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Bone McAllister, LLC

Butler Snow, LLC

Curb Records


Denise and Stephen Hill

LifePoint Health


Southwestern Consulting/ Southwestern Company

Joni Werthen/Warioto Farms


Blevins Inc

Tina and Michael Cartwright

Jarrod Menz



The Village Fund


BlueSky Filmworks, Inc.

Dance World of Nashville

Dancing Art

The Edge Salon

Extreme iMedia

Hilton Nashville Downtown

Kendra Scott

The Life Lens

Lipman Brothers and R.S. Lipman Company

Trey Lipman

Steve Lowry Photography

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Two Men and a Truck Nashville


Special thanks to the creators of our Dancing for Safe Haven logo and art work. The painting of the dancers was created by Rhonda Polen Wernick with Dancing Art. The wording/logo and printed invite were designed by Becky and Kevin Tucker with Collide Creative. Please click here for a full size view of the artwork and logo and to find out more information about the designers.

Please click here for a list of 2015 winners and details about this wonderful event!