Blackie and Ginny Bowen
Partum Media and Marketing
Martin’s Food Markets
Bonded Roof Applicators
Dr. Paul Mauriello
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
McGriff Insurance Services
Antietam Valley Animal Hospital
The Holzapfel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Troy and Susan Van Scoyoc
Patriot Federal Credit Union
Griffith Energy Services
Bill and Dixie Wright
Dr. Mitesh Kothari
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mueller
Myers Building Systems
Hamilton Nissan, Inc.
Middletown Valley Bank
William G. Bowen
Wyant Heating and Air, Inc.
M & T Bank
For the past 10 years, 6 individuals from the community have joined together to create 3 dancing duos poised to compete in an entertaining dance competition fundraiser for The Arc of Washington County. Donations from this exciting event are used to support local adults and children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with care ranging from day activities to 24/7 care.
On Saturday, October 22, 2022, Dancing With The Arc Stars will be at Fountainhead Country Club in Hagerstown. At 6pm there will be a Cocktail hour featuring a performance by students from Ballet & All That Jazz and The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, followed by dinner and the dance competition at 7pm.
Tara loves family, food, and fur babies, especially Laila Lou. When she isn’t working or dancing her heart out, she is relaxing with a good Netflix show on. Tara works at Frederick Pediatric Dentistry as a Billing/Insurance Coordinator and in the evenings teaches at Ballet and all That Jazz. Dancing and teaching is her passion, she loves watching her students flourish through life and their art form.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” -Martha Graham
Tara is beyond excited to be part of Dancing with The Arc Stars. From dancing with Barbara Ingram to her choreography being displayed in the Ballet and all That Jazz performance in 2021, she is more than thrilled to take the stage as a contestant this year!
I grew up in Hagerstown, MD and graduated from South High. For the majority of my life, I was a competitive figure skater and had the privilege to skate for Disney on Ice. Currently I own a State Farm Agency within the city of Hagerstown and sit on the Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. I have a labradoodle named Jake; yes, my very own “Jake from State Farm” and yes he does have khakis. Otherwise, I spend my days with friends and family and try to be outside as often as possible.
Morgan hung up her jazz shoes for a 10-key a few years ago. Although a bit rusty, she is excited to hit the dance floor once again. She grew up in the greatest small town this side of heaven, Greencastle, PA. Morgan spent most of her evenings dancing, and she continued to dance through college as she attended Shippensburg University for Accounting & Marketing. Now she spends her days at SEK, CPAs & Advisors, as a Staff Associate in their Tax & Accounting Services team.
Zane was born and raised in Hagerstown, MD with a family of five. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time coaching Little League Baseball and exercising at the YMCA. Zane sits on the board of several non-profits throughout the community such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and United Way of Washington County. After graduating from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, Zane came back to his hometown and has been working as a Financial Advisor for the Abeles Flurie Wealth Management Group ever since. He navigates retirement planning for clients by day, and the Waltz routine by night.
Carol Ann Williams
Don’t hit snooze or turn your back when Carol Ann Williams takes to the dance floor! As a sleep specialist for WVU by day, and a women’s self-defense instructor by night, Carol Ann is sure to blend ease with intensity on the dance floor.
In 2009, Carol Ann founded Instinctive Defense, a platform that inspires females to trust their intuition, be strong, and be prepared for all things. She enjoys volunteering as Wonder Woman which empowers children and puts smiles on their faces.
Friends and students of Carol Ann describe her as beautiful both inside and out, loving and loyal, kind yet determined, sincere and funny. Her two grown sons, Brandon and Curtis, often double as her “mock bad guys.” She has a furbaby, Gracie, a German Shepherd. When she’s not monitoring people’s sleep, or teaching choke holds, Carol Ann enjoys yoga, getaways to the beach and mountains, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.
Carol Ann is partnering with Scott “Magic Mike/Twinkle Toes” Bowen, and “let’s hear it for the boy” because he has spent the past few months learning not to put “baby in the corner.” Even though Carol Ann admittedly has trouble letting Scott take the lead, he has become the “leader of the pack!”
Carol Ann is dosed with love from her late Grandmother who always encouraged her to be brave and try new things. She would be proud to see Carol Ann own the dance floor while supporting a great cause. Dancing with the Stars was her Grandmother’s favorite show. Let’s Go Betsy!!
As a longtime fan of Step Up and America’s Best Dance Crew, Scott “Magic Mike/Twinkle Toes” Bowen is proud to break out of his mild mannered architect disguise to cut Footloose at this year’s Dancing with the Arc Stars.
By day, Scott is the owner of MSB Architects, a firm specializing in imaginative designs that tell a story through architecture. One of his more notable recent projects was renovating the Arc’s Administration and Client Services buildings. Scott could think of no better way to continue to support the Arc than to say Shall We Dance? to partner Carol Ann Williams.
By night, Scott is a father of three adult children and always makes sure to Save the Last Dance for his wife, Kim. When not watching dance movies, Scott gives back to the community by serving on the Discovery Station board, and as the American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley President. Scott is also participating in this year’s Leadership Maryland class.
Make sure to catch Scott strutting across the dance floor when Saturday Night Fever hits this October!