What Is Dancing With The Stars Of New Braunfels?

The Sixth Annual Dancing With the Stars of New Braunfels is quickly approaching! This exciting event will be held on October 6, 2018 at the New Braunfels Civic Center in downtown New Braunfels.
There will be dinner, laughter, and intense competition for the Mirror Ball Trophy! Who will be crowned the winner? You can find out first hand the night of the event!

The entertainment will be non-stop as there will even be a short performance by some extremely talented CYT kids during intermission!

Every dollar raised by our Celebrity Dancers counts towards their final vote tally; including basic fundraising for their respective charities, table sales, and votes the night of the event.

Purchase Individual Tickets Now!

If you would like to come see Dancing with the Stars of NB 2018, but can't get a table, that's ok! Individual tickets are available for purchase below. There are two ticket types available:

General Admission Ticket ($125) includes dinner and reserved seating.

VIP Ticket ($175) includes pre-show hors d'oeuvres, a special pre-show performance from CYT students, dinner, and reserved seating.

Meet Tori Monaco

Tori Monaco is a recent graduate from UT Austin Theater and Dance Department with a BA in Directing and Arts Management. Tori is one of the three Monaco sisters that started Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater in New Braunfels.

Tori is the youngest of the three sisters at 21 years old. Her sister Madison is 25 and Sylver is 28. Together, they have created the first Dinnertainment experience in the area. The triple threat brings a new kind of date night with chef-inspired cuisine and professional, impactful theater.

Tori is currently the Director of Entertainment at Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater and oversees their six show season. Tori is ecstatic to be here at Dancing with the Stars New Braunfels to support other local artists!

Meet JuJu Rafii

Jumana Rafii, better known as “Juju”, is a Success Coach, Fitness Trainer/Instructor, Motivational Speaker, Author and U.S. Veteran. Juju’s dedicates her coaching business to helping people who feel stuck, define their purpose so they can move forward and live the life they’ve always dreamed of. She helps her clients set realistic goals and incorporate healthy mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual practices into their lives.

Juju is the founder of Boss Babes New Braunfels, a local networking group of over 2,600 members. This diverse group has quickly become a local source for empowering women. Juju has also been a professional fitness instructor for over 14 years. In addition to leading group exercise classes, she also teaches yoga classes at local schools, businesses & parks. As a speaker, Juju leads training events for her networking group, as well as serving as a guest speaker at various organizations and events. In 2018, Juju co-authored her first published book: ‘Strong, Brave, Beautiful: Phenomenal Women Inspiring The World With Their True Stories Of Strength, Faith, Resilience, and Courage’. Traveling the world and retiring from the US Air Force is what truly prepared Juju to start her own fitness and coaching business. Juju has a masters degree in Management and Leadership, and is based out of New Braunfels, TX. When she is not empowering others, Juju enjoys spending time with her very supportive family and friends, doing anything outdoors (especially in the local rivers and lakes), and is working on her second book.

Meet Brandon Shamblin

Brandon Shamblin, DDS, more commonly known as “Dr. Brandon”, is the owner and pediatric dentist of Treetop Pediatric Dentistry. He was born and raised in the small town of Mexia, TX. After receiving his degree in Biology and Business Administration at UT Dallas, he moved with his wife, Terry Lind, to San Antonio to obtain his dental degree at the UT Health Science Center Dental School, where he also received his specialty training in pediatric dentistry.

His hands are currently full managing his four young children and seven chickens. He has fallen in love with all things New Braunfels. You can usually find him floating down the Comal, eating a wurstentachen at Wurstfest, disobeying the lifeguards at Schlitterbahn, or even building a float for the Comal County Parade. It is not uncommon to catch him around town in costume, and probably makeup. But what he loves most is making kids and parents laugh at Treetop. He is determined to make going to the dentist fun...all while wearing his boots.

Dr. B was once an athlete -  a 4 year baseball letterman at UT Dallas so competition is in his blood. Dr. B would like to wish his fellow competitors good luck as they compete for 2nd place!

Meet Laurel Winslow

Laurel Winslow is 53, and married to her husband Ken. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren! She is the CEO of local coffee company “Wicked Voodoo Espresso”- a family owned company with philanthropist based core values and practices located in Freiheit Village!

Laurel came to New Braunfels from the Seattle, Washington area with the Boeing Company as the Supply Manager on the famous 787 program. What was to be a temporary two year assignment ended after three years, at which time Laurel and her husband, Ken, had fallen in love with the community of New Braunfels. They decided to give up their Washington home and lay down permanent roots in New Braunfels. The one thing they missed was that amazing northwest “coffee culture” so they decided to start their own right here in our city. 

Laurel’s pastimes include her coffee shop business, reading, writing, and just loving life with her family, their three dogs, and four chickens. 

Meet Brett Earnest

Brett Earnest’s love of dance began 37 years ago in-utero. His mother nicknamed him the Jitter Bug while she was pregnant due to his incessant kicks to her bladder. His first steps at 12 months were actually tap. He was the only kid who was disappointed to go to Disney World, because he thought it was Waltz Disney World. He was no stranger on the dance floors of homecoming and prom dances in high school, where he perfected his solo contemporary moves. His later dance experience includes hip hop nights with his college roommates in Austin, Bollywood performances during med school multicultural nights, and frequent living room dance parties. He can be seen around town wearing a variety of hats and usually attends each CYT performance in his own original costume.

Today, Brett is a family medicine physician who enjoys seeing all ages of children and adults. He has delivered many New Braunfels babies during his 6 years practicing here, and loves watching families grow healthy. He is married to Julie and they have 3 adventurous and lively children - Canon  (8), Everett (6), and Marie (2). Brett hails from southern Louisiana and can craft an impressive gumbo in the kitchen. He loves camping, hiking in the mountains, leading Cub Scouts with the boys, and making music of all kinds. Brett is thrilled to participate in Dancing with the Stars this year to support CYT and Volunteers in Medicine, where he enjoys volunteering in medicine. Enjoy the show!

Meet Leslie Lybarger

Leslie moved to New Braunfels from Amarillo, TX in 2007 to accept an opportunity as a State Farm Insurance Agent.  She recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of opening her agency here in New Braunfels.  Her passion for helping clients motivated her to further her education through The American College of Financial Services and has earned her Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Retirement Income Certified Professional Designations.  

Lesley has been married to her husband Tim for 15 years and is a proud mom to two daughters, Tenley (8) and Annalie (5) and a Bichon Frise, Jackson.  She has volunteered for various local organizations and is currently serving on the board of New Braunfels Angels, a nonprofit that wraps community around children in foster care as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship-building and mentorship.  

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys seeing live music at local venues, spending time with family and friends, reading and is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox.  She makes time daily to focus on herself at her favorite fitness studio, Pure Barre New Braunfels.  Her favorite words to live by – She believed she could, so she did.