Supporting Downtown Louisville's Homeless and Hungry
All Proceeds Benefit
Phil Pilewski - Champion
Shannon Cogan - Judge's Choice Award
Suzanne Whayne - People's Choice Award

Jude Loew - Champion

Leslie Buddeke Smart - Judge's Choice Award
Sarah Barker Brown - People's Choice Award

Bill Carstanjen - Champion
Julie Smith - Judge's Choice Award
Aaron Yarmuth - People's Choice Award

Taunya Eshenbaugh - Champion
Andre Wilson - Judge's Choice Award
Jacqueline Smith - People's Choice Award

Jenny Rouchka - Champion
Sarah Davasher-Wisdom - Judge's Choice Award
Kevin Flanery - People's Choice Award

Doug Strothman - Champion
Natasha Foley - Judge's Choice Award
Sylvia Weaver - People's Choice Award

Britney Renbarger- Champion
Melissa Goodlett- Judge's Choice Award
Rosetta Holland- People's Choice Award

2023 Dancers

Evening Schedule

6:00pm: Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00pm: Dinner
8:00pm: Dance Competition Begins
10:00pm: Announcement of Winner
Saturday, June 17, 2023

June 17



valet parking available





On SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023, the Cathedral of the Assumption will host a very special event to help raise awareness and support for Louisville’s hungry and homeless.

This charity event is called - LET’S DANCE LOUISVILLE and is based on the hit TV show, DANCING WITH THE STARS, but on a local level. Twelve local “celebrities” will compete in a dance competition for your votes and support.

In addition to dancing, there will be live and silent auctions.

Sponsored By

The Event

Photo Credit: The Voice-Tribune

Dear Friends,

Please know of my personal gratitude – along with the Cathedral Parishioners  and Staff – of your generous support of time, talent and treasure for Let’s Dance Louisville.  As you know, your gift supports the Cathedral’s Feed My Neighbor lunch program in Sandefur Dining Room. On behalf of all those we serve every day of the week, I also thank the host of volunteers that work in the kitchen and serve lunch with such great devotion and charity of heart. They truly exercise the Catholic Church’s ministry in their corporal works of mercy to “feed the hungry.” I know they bring our lunch guests at least a few minutes of grace and blessing by lifting up their human dignity along with providing a nutritious lunch.

The past two years have been challenging in ways not experienced before due to the COVID pandemic. Frankly, it has not been easy without the usual funds to keep the lunch program operating financially. It did happen because of the generosity of several folks who realized the need and stepped up to meet it. When so many businesses and organizations were shut down in our community, Sandefur kitchen kept the light on, “Open for Business.”  It was remarkable. Some 4,563 great volunteers served lunch to nearly 40,000 good souls who needed us to help them.

Recently, Pope Francis met with a group of poor and disabled pilgrims, calling them the "treasures of the Church.” Why? Because despite their particular conditions, they join us as brothers and sisters in Christ and model for us what it means to be precious in the eyes of God. May God bless you for your new or continued support of Let’s Dance Louisville!

Devotedly yours in Christ,

- Very Rev. Martin A. Linebach, V.G., KHS
Rector, Cathedral of the Assumption

Photo Credit: The Voice-Tribune

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your interest in the seventh annual Let’s Dance Louisville (LDL) dance competition that provides funding to provide 40,000 meals to hungry and homeless men, women, and children of our compassionate city. I am very excited to be working with a group of twelve amazing Kentuckiana celebrities who will strut and shimmy their way across the room to create dance floor magic. Our dancing cast will devote many hours of challenging rehearsals to ensure the greatest level of entertainment for your enjoyment.

The Let’s Dance Louisville charity event is just one of the many ways the Sandefur Dining Room is working to create support and awareness for our hungry homeless guests that are fed each year. You can help us by making reservations to attend this event and by casting your votes for your favorite dancing “celebrity”. This night is a party with a purpose. See you on the dance floor!

- Maggie Cyphers
Let’s Dance Louisville Event Chair

Beneficiary Info

The Sandefur Dining Room serves 40,000 meals each year.Since 2002, homemade soup and sandwiches have been served 365 days a year.Our guests are either homeless or working poor. The average age is 41-60.The Sandefur Dining Room feeds many families – from babies in strollers to elementary students to young teens.

The Feed My Neighbor lunch program benefits thousands of our downtown neighbors and friends in need who come to the Sandefur Dining Room, located behind the Cathedral of the Assumption, seeking a hot meal and friendly encouragement.

Over 380 volunteers a month keep the Sandefur Dining Room operating each day.Dare to Care named the Sandefur Dining Room the “Food Emergency Kitchen of the Year” in March, 2013.We never close.


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For more information or to confirm a sponsorship, contact Maggie Cyphers, 502-657-5222

Thank you to our sponsors!

Contact Us

Contact InfoMaggie Cyphers, Event ChairLet's Dance Louisvillemcyphers@cathedraloftheassumption.org502-657-5222