Dean is Dancing with Our Stars

Author: Marissa Gebhard


Dean Gregory Crawford is among nine local celebrities in a "Dancing with Our Stars" benefit for the Center for the Homeless in South Bend. The event pairs stars with professional dancers, and fans pay $39 a vote—the cost of supporting one guest for one day at the Center—to support their favorite star.

As a physicist, Crawford is already ahead of the curve on understanding the "stars" thing. As a fundraiser, he’s already known for bicycling 2,400 miles for Niemann-Pick Type C and riding a stationary bike for 24 hours for breast cancer. As a dancer – well, there’s free training from the professionals between now and the April 29 competition. Online voting has already started ( for the benefit that raised more than $300,000 last year.