Collins, Faulkingham win Dancing with the Delaware Stars competition

James Collins and Brittany Faulkingham perform during the Dancing with the Delaware Stars as they won the event at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs on Saturday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

DOVER — James Collins, Delaware chief information officer, and Brittany Faulkingham, owner of the School of Ballet and artistic director of the Delaware Ballet, were the winners of Saturday night’s Dancing with the Delaware Stars competition at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

The pair beat out 10 other couples to win the coveted mirror ball trophy.

Dancing with the Delaware Stars James Collins and Brittany Faulkingham won the event at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs on Saturday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

Proceeds raised from the competition, which is much like the hit television show where local celebrities are paired with professional dancers, go toward Mom’s House of Dover and the Greater Dover Boys and Girls Club.

Mom’s House is a child care organization for mothers who need affordable child care while pursuing their education in preparation of gaining employment to be able to support their young families and the Boys and Girls Club is another child care organization providing care mostly or children from low-income households.

The event included a sold-out dinner and dance competition, a dance party and then an after-party.

A four-digit black tag — 3943 — was also auctioned off at the event.

Points come from how the pair ranks in terms of money raised, an average of the judges’ scores and the final component is the audience votes.

See more photos in Monday’s Delaware State News.

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