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Dancing With Our Heroes - San Antonio

Friday, July 21st

6:30 - 9:30pm

VFW Post 8315, 1000 FM 78,

Schertz, Texas 

Our Event

 On July 21st San Antonio will host its second Dancing With Our  Heroes Gala. FMI’s Operation Outreach and Fred Astaire - Texas have a mission to make this Dancing  With Our Heroes Gala the biggest and the best yet. We are an  organization of veterans with a passion for helping veterans. 

 Our dance  professionals and Veterans will compete in a fund-raising Gala for the Fisher House  Foundation and Grace After Fire and will be held on Friday, July 21st,  2017.

Join us on our mission to support Wounded Warriors, their families and our nation’s heroes – our veterans. 


6:30  -  Doors Open 

             General Dancing 

7:00  - Warriors Dance

7:30  -  Student Performances

8:30  -  General Dancing

9:00  -  Awards 

9:15  -  Professional Show 

With special guest performance by J.P. Lane  http://www.jpampmusic.com/

*** TICKETS - Buy your tickets here https://www.dancingwithourheroes.org/tickets  ***

Corporate Sponsorships

Please email or call us about our Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship levels or buy a table for your group or organization.   888-723-6223.

Interested in being a dancer?

Please contact us if your interested in hosting, partnering or dancing in a future Dancing With Our Heroes Gala anywhere in the country.

DWOH Online Silent Auction - Bidding is Open!

Continue to help us raise funds for the Fisher House and Grace After Fire by participating in our DWOH Online Silent Auction.


Vote for Your Hero

Every dollar you donate on behalf of a Hero counts as a vote for that Hero.  Add the name of your Hero to your donation in note section - Thank You

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

San Antonio Living - DWOH

Chase and David Thalman on SA Living With their Fred Astaire instructor Jessica, 17 July, 2017

Our Dancers

Roberta Castaneda

Roberta Castaneda, born in Harlingen, Texas is a 10 year Army Veteran, a mother, advocate, and a Alamo Regional Outreach Coordinator with Grace After Fire, an organization committed to serve to protect the Veteran, connect the resource, and renew the women  She joined the United States Army February of 2000, honorably serving for 10 years. During her tenure in the military she served as a Preventative Dentistry Specialist, Practice Manager, Community Dental Hygienist, Clinic Manager, and Operations and Training Manager. She also attended Professional Leadership Schools and served as the unit Commander’s Total Fitness Instructor, Equal Opportunity Leader, Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, Chairman of the Social Community, and Unit Ambassador. Roberta received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wayland Baptist University in Business and her Master of Arts in Counseling. She recently completed an Elite Life Coaching Certification Program as an effort to assist others achieve their goals. She completed her Internship with the Center for Health Care Services Veterans Project where she counseled Veterans within their program as part of San Antonio’s Homelessness Intuitive. In addition she also completed the Non-Profit Management Certification Course through St. Mary’s University. Her passions include public speaking, volunteering, traveling, dancing, fitness, mentoring, and inspiring others.   


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Chase Thalman

US Air Force Veteran - Security Police - 1990 - 1996

Jonathan Sears

US Marine Corps Veteran

Enlisted in 2009 and went to basic training at Camp Pendleton and then graduated the USMC infantry school.  He was stationed in Okinawa, provided tsunami relief in Japan and was promoted to Lance Corporal before separating in 2013.  Jonathan is married, moved to San Antonio in Dec of 2016 and is currently attending technical school.

David Thalman

David C. Thalman, Sgt 1st Class (SFC), served with the 1st Air Cavalry, 2nd Battalion , 12th Cavalry.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army in February 1966 and served a tour of duty in Vietnam from June 1966 until July 1967. 

David served as radio communications operator to the Company Field Commanders.  Stationed at Base Camp: An Khe, Vietnam, Combat from Da Nang to Bong Song Valley, Vietnam and all points in between.  David was wounded in combat on February 6th, 1967 and taken to field Hospital at Camron Bay and returned to active duty 9 days later. 

He returned back to the States July 1967 and served at Ft. Carson, Colorado as Drill Sergeant to new recruits until honorably discharged in February of 1968.  As a civilian, he was Construction Project Supervisor for a national company and oversaw development in several states, and later became a respected consultant to several developers. 

David also served on the Blanco County Mounted Search and Rescue and was instrumental in assisting in many successful searches.  Married for 50 years this year (to the love of his life} 

Proud father of 2 and grandfather of 6. 

David is happy to have served his country and proud to be a part of the Dancing With Our Heroes fund raiser. 

Shawn Tillman

  Ms. Shawn V. Tillman, is a second-generation Veteran of the U.S. Army. She is currently enjoying getting to know San Antonio and the rest of the Southwest U.S., while working as an Account Manager in the additive manufacturing & technology industry (aka 3D design and printing). She has a passion for travel and fitness and is always seeking new opportunities to learn. She inherited a spirit of adventure and perseverance from her mother who is also an Army Veteran.  Shawn believes the key to living a fulfilling life is to travel, always try new things, and include service to others regardless of where you are in life. This is precisely why she jumped at the opportunity to learn ballroom dancing and raise money and to assist two local charities that she holds in very high regard. She’s seen the impact both the Fisher House and Grace After Fire have made in the lives of Veterans and their families.  

Our Charities

Fisher House

 The Fisher House Foundation is an organization that provides lodging in  and around military and VA hospitals for families of military service  members who are undergoing medical treatment. 


Grace After Fire

 Our vision is to help women veterans help themselves.  The mission of  Grace After Fire is to provide the means for women Veterans to gain  self-knowledge and self-renewal. Our Motto is we serve to protect the  veteran, connect the resource and renew the women. 


DWOH Donations

 Your support and contributions will enable us to help Veterans, the Fisher House and Grace After Fire - Thank You! 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Event Details

Come and have an amazing time!

Come out and support our Veterans and all those dancing!


VFW Post 8315, 1000 FM 78, Schertz, Texas



6:30pm - 9:30pm

Corporate Sponsors

K Charles & Co

  A Full Service Aveda Lifestyle Salon with 3 locations to serve you: Stone Oak, Alamo Heights, Spring Branch 



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