Dancing with the Docs: Season 1

Television Mini Series

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Watch Mammoth Hospital physicians and local celebrity partners as they prepare for Mammoth Hospital’s Dancing with the Docs gala fundraiser. Hosted by the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes this gala dinner, silent auction and dancing competition, on Saturday, September 22nd, will raise awareness and money for Mammoth Hospital initiatives.

Every Friday from July 27th to September 21st at 5:30pm watch the progress of the dancing teams on Sierra Wave Television and get to know the Docs and Celebs like you’ve never known them before.

Then on Saturday, September 22nd the Dancing with the Docs competition will be filmed and the final television episode of the mini-series will be broadcast on Friday, September 28th at 5:30pm.

Repeats will be aired every evening at 5:30pm with a new episode airing each Friday. Each new episode will also be available to view right here on Sierra Wave Online on the Dancing with the Docs page.


Dance: Salsa

Dr. Kim Escudero, Pediatrician and Johnny Teller, Professional Athlete

Choreographer: Pamela Stayden

Benefit: Rhiannon’s Kids


Dance: Jive

Dr. Yuri Parisky, Radiologist and Kathy Copeland, Executive Director, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

Choreographer: Gigi Van der Riet

Benefit: Underserved of the Eastern Sierra for Preventative Cancer Screening; Mammoth Hopsital


Dance: Disco

Dr Kurt Smith, Anesthesiologist and Jamie Halverson, Mammoth Lakes Foundation

Choreographer: Dr Kurt Smith

Benefit: to be determined


Dance: Foxtrot

Dr Jennie Walker, Emergency Medicine and Dave Schacht, Head PGA Pro, Sierra Star Golf Club

Choreographer: Allison Page

Benefit: Upgrade Mammoth Hospital CT Scanner (64 slice)


Dance: Tango

Bart White, Physician Assistant and Wendy Knapp, Mrs. California 2005

Choreographer: Allison Page

Benefit: Upgrade Mammoth Hospital CT Scanner (64 slice)


The Judges

Murat Akalin, MD, Mammoth Hospital Family Practice & Psychiatrist

Tamie Beach, Professional Choreographer and Dance Instructor

Rich Boccia, Mammoth Unified School Superintendent

Matthew Lehman, Mammoth Lakes Mayor


Rehearsal Studios Sponsored by:

Le Centre, Mammoth Lakes

Snowcreek Athletic Club, Mammoth Lakes

Studio B, Bishop