One of the most anticipated annual events, Dancing With the Statesboro Stars benefiting Safe Haven, announced this week the teams for their 2022 event. This will be the 12th year this event has been held. Wing Maxx of Statesboro will, again, be the presenting sponsor.

Each Statesboro Star was introduced along with the professional dancer, which will join them to make a dance team, at a dinner held Tuesday evening at Connection Church.

Russ Lanier address the audience Credit: Grice Connect

Dinner was provided by Tormenta’s Ibis Catering, desserts by Divine Elegance and decorations by Brittany McDaniel with Ritzy Celebrations.

The 2022 DWTSS Committee includes Chair Kim Billings, Bryan Realiza, Alana Avret, Corbett Deloach, Andrea Howard, Carol Thompson, Diana Ray and Russ Lanier.

DWTSS board member Bryan Realiza will choreograph this year’s event.

The event will be held on November 17 and November 20, 2022 at Connection Church in Statesboro. The local Statesboro Stars team members, who have agreed to dance and raise money, are donating their time for this incredible cause. Each community member will be matched with a professional dancer who will help them choreograph their dance performance for the event.

Below is the list of the 2022 Statesboro Stars:

Below are the professional dancers paired with the Statesboro Stars:


Safe Haven is a program of Citizens Against Violence, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ending the cycle of family violence through prevention and education programs.  Our mission is to serve, strengthen, and support victims and children of domestic violence through the provision of emergency and community-based services.

Our services are provided free of charge to individuals and families affected by domestic violence.  We are committed to empowering survivors by offering knowledge and resources that will allow individuals to understand their options, enabling them to make informed decisions that will lead to a life of safety, security, and self-sufficiency.  

Safe Haven proudly serves the rural counties of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven, and Washington in Southeast Georgia, and is a member of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV), which represents over 53 domestic violence organizations across the state.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...

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