Santa Clarita Valley’s Dancing with Our Stars (SCV DWOS) started in 2009, SCV DWOS has raised $1,500,000 for local non-profit organizations.


Back in 2009 the event was created by founder Linda Hafizi and friends on a girl’s night out. Since then, Linda has worked tirelessly each year to put this event on and this year she is stepping down but will be one of the celebrity judges. Her son Alexander Hafizi and his partner Arnold Bryant are spearheading this year’s event as co-chairs. “Arnold and I will have some large shoes to fill but we are very excited to bring back SCV’s Dancing with Our Stars this year,” Alexander shared.


SCV DWOS is a friendly dance competition that gets about 20 non-profits together to raise money and awareness for their causes. The non-profits chose a local celebrity to represent them as their dancer. Then it is up to the non-profit and celebrity dancer to raise as much money as possible by getting proxy votes (voting platform that is given out the night of the event) and conducting fundraisers. We then pair the celebrity with a professional dancer. Each team choreographs a dance for the night of the event. Then the celebrity and professional dancers each dance for the audience and three judges. Judges will choose a best male and female celebrity dancer. Those two winners will be awarded $1,000 for their non-profit. Additionally, there will be a first, second and third place winner based on the amount of money raised. Those three winners will also get extra money from our event.

Here are some of the Non-Profits that have been involved in this event:


• Samuel Dixon Health Center, Inc.

• Child & Family Center

• Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

• Domestic Violence Center

• Carousel Ranch

• SCV Boys & Girls Club

• SCV Senior Center

• Soroptimist International of Greater SCV

• Soroptimist International of Valencia

• American Cancer Society

• Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation

• American Heart Association

• Family Promise

• COC Foundation and K12 Program

• SCV Chamber of Commerce

• SCV Habitat for Heroes

• Kindle Ranch Project

• LARC Ranch

• Michael Hoefflin Foundation

• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

• Canyon Theatre Guild

• American Red Cross

• Bridge to Home

• Circle of Hope, Inc.

• HandsOn Santa Clarita

• The REP East Playhouse

• JCI Santa Clarita

• SCV Family YMCA


• Single Mother’s Outreach

• SCV Sheriff Foundation

• SCV Senior Center

and more…

Founders of Dancing With Our Stars

Alexander, Linda and Moe Hafizi are the founders of SCV Dancing With Our Stars!


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