"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" AND "DANCING WITH THE STARS" PAIR UP
TO CHA-CHA-CHANGE ONE WISCONSIN FAMILY'S AMERICAN DREAM INTO REALITY
Professional Dancers Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower and
Anna Trebunskaya Team Up to Choreograph One of the Most Exciting Homes of the Season
"Arboleda Family" - Eight years ago, Rhex Arboleda came to this country from the Philippines in pursuit of the American dream. The "EM:HE" team paired up with "Dancing with the Stars" to give Rhex that and more when he answered the most extraordinary wake-up call of his life. Brimming with excitement, Rhex, a hometown hero, his wife, Claire, and their five children -- CJ, Clarenx, Calix, Cullen and Rhex -- emerged from their home to find their favorite designers and dancers ready to literally bring down the house. This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Dancing with the Stars" professional dancers Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower were on hand to lend their support and dance their way through one of the most toe-tapping demolitions of all time. But the fun didn't stop there� the family also teamed up with newest designer Xzibit to take Rhex's extraordinary teaching techniques mobile.
Rhex has distinguished himself by locally leading the movement to banish the childhood obesity epidemic. In 2004 he created "Move to the Groove," a dance program designed to get both teachers and students on their feet and in shape. His award-winning dance program is currently being used in three elementary schools where health and wellness are a priority. Ironically Rhex's own health and wellness and that of his family are compromised by the state of the 70-year-old home they live in. But despite their living conditions, they have a real appreciation for the country that has provided them a better way of life and a means to share in opportunity. Rhex has committed his life to teaching. Like their dad, the Arboleda children share a love of the arts and frequently break into song. With a new house and a new lease on life, this family can turn their hustle into a white tie affair.
Show designers for this episode are Ty Pennington, designers Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis and Xzibit.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," visit ABC.com.