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A new twist to CASA's 'Dancing with the Stars' event
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Former contestants and board members of the Atlantic Area CASA’s recent Dancing with the Stars smile after stars performed with professional dancers.

Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA, has hosted their annual Dancing with the Stars, for the past six years, beginning back in 2013. The goal? To continue to raise funds for children in need. The nonprofit organization advocates for abused and neglected children that have been placed in foster care through volunteer advocacy during juvenile court proceedings.

This year’s festivities bring a new round of contestants, the younger generation. With its new “So You Think You Can Dance-Teen Edition 2019,” CASA hopes that these young individuals can use their talent to continue to advocate for those in need. All 19 contestants, ranging in ages 7-17, come with years of dance and performing experience and are also active in their schools and communities. For the past few months, the contestants, along with their family members have continued to spread the word about the event, in hopes to raise money to get the top spot.

So You Think You Can Dance-Teen Edition 2019 will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Hinesville. Tickets are $20. Each winner will range from 1st to 3rd place, with a cash reward attached. There will also be a Top Fundraiser winner as well. The judges will include last year’s Dancing with the Stars winner, Nina Dean-Testman, former Miss Black Georgia USA, Nakeia Staley and Jo Ann Arthur Anderson. This event will be emceed by Comedian Burpie, whose talents have been seen on “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild’n Out.”

This year, Atlantic Area CASA celebrates 20 years of advocating for children in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit CASA service area which includes: Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Tattnall counties. The organization currently advocates for more than 130 abused and neglected children that have been placed in foster care.

For more information on how you can become a CASA volunteer, call 912-876-3816 or visit 

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