A pairings party in the Floyd Center of the Carolinas Hospital System officially kicked off the seventh annual Dancing for Our Future Stars on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

The event, formally known as Dancing with the Stars of Florence, raises money for The School Foundation. Since 2000, The School Foundation has provided grants for students and teachers in Florence School District One.

The party gave dance couples a chance to meet, choose their songs, and pick tables for ticket sales.