Dancing with the Silver Stars returns for Season 3

Dancing with the Silver Stars, a popular event that pairs local corporate and civic leaders with professional dancers in high-energy routines, is back for a third edition. The event, presented by Alacare Home Health & Hospice and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, takes place on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 6 p.m. at The Club. Funds raised will support the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit in its effort to provide holistic care to aging adults.

Season 3 will help the ACE Unit continue its efforts to make an impact on the lives of older adults. This year, the spirited celebration of aging includes the following local celebrity dancers:{}{}{} Gail Andrews, Birmingham Museum of Art{}{}{} Ray Jordan, Flowerbuds{}{}{} Bobby Horton, Three on a String{}{}{} Dianne Mooney, Community Volunteer{}{}{} Helen Crow Pittman, Crow Real Estate{}{}{} Dr. Billy Lapidus, Trinity and Brookwood Medical CentersFabian and Jackie Sanchez, owners of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Hoover, will dance with of each of the local star dancers. Fabian is a veteran of the hit ABC show "Dancing with the Stars" who competed with actress Marlee Matlin in the program's sixth season.Dancing with the Silver Stars, Season 3, is open to the public. Individual tickets are $125 each; after Oct. 19, prices rise to $150 per person. Special table ticket prices are also available. For ticket information, contact Jo Self at or 205-975-5659, or go to