City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel took on the local media in the “Dancing for the Stars” live ballroom dancing competition as part of a fundraiser to benefit the Kravis Center’s S*T*A*R (Students and Teachers Arts Resources) series and education programs. The Mayor placed second, finishing just behind Suzanne Boyd from CBS 12 News and Fox 29. The evening was a successful fundraiser for a local charity that supports advancement of the arts.
Mayor Frankel and the local media were vying for the coveted “Dancing for the Stars” trophy. The Mayor was coached by her dance partner Angelo Caruso. Competitors included Suzanne Boyd and Eric Roby from CBS 12 News and Fox 29, weekend anchors Bob Kaple and Meredith McDonough from WPBF News 25, Toni May from WXEL TV’s South Florida Today and anchorwoman Tania Rogers from WPTV NewsChannel 5. The evening also featured a performance by the United States Latin Champions.
The S*T*A*R* Series strives to build broad-based support for the arts by nurturing young people’s innate connection to art and providing maximum accessibility. The program brings classroom curriculum to life for tens of thousands of students each year, offering the most current, challenging and artistically diverse young people’s programming.