Lake Houston community enjoys a night of Dancing with the Stars

April 28, 2017 GMT

Angela Conrad was named the 2017 Grand Champion, receiving 548 votes for her performance at the Dancing with the Lake Houston Stars event Thursday night, April 27.

The fundraiser was filled with choreographed performances to help support the YMCA annual campaign, which works to help create an inclusive environment for people of all ages, income level or background to have an equal opportunity at the Y.

“The purpose of the event is to raise money for our annual campaign. It keeps money here in the Lake Houston community. It goes toward different programs at our Y,” said Emmarie Clark, senior program director.

Each participant was crowned with a different award, ensuring each team walked away a winner.

Crowd Pleaser Award went to Jen and Kaitlyn Sitton and the Stars and Stripes from Humble Education Foundation.

Best Stunts was awarded to Heather Ingalls, with Memorial Hermann Northeast.


Best Costume and Choreography went to Daniel Von Quintus, from the Houston Police Department.

Most Sophisticated Dance was awarded to Ted Landry, principal at Kingwood High.

Most Elegant was awarded to Daniela Sumbera from Keller Williams Northeast.

Most Enthusiastic went to Dr. Noel Boyd, with the Kingwood Medical Center’

Judges Choice was awarded to Jennifer Wooden, with the City of Humble.

The “Oh My Gosh, I Can’t Believe You did That” was awarded to YMCA’s very own AC Currie, who is the Youth Director of Sports.

Outstanding Showmanship was awarded to Trey Hill with Edwards Jones.

Best Music Mix was awarded to Angela Conrad from Insperity.

Most Entertaining was awarded to Casey Schrade and Crew, with the Greater Houston Partnership.

Top Producer was awarded to Heather Ingalls, who raised the most funds on her donor page.

First timer Cristina Blaylock said she debated about coming that evening, but definitely doesn’t regret her decision in attending the fundraising event.

“I thought it was pretty cool. It was a wonderful for the YMCA to do something like that, that is fun but actually has a cause and helps somebody in the community, so they actually stand for what they say, that they help the community,” said Blaylock, YMCA member.