Get to know our Dance Partners: Naomi Metz

Naomi currently attends Northeast Wisconsin Technical College majoring in Business Management with the aspiration of one day owning her own dance studio.  She started dancing in 2nd grade, taking classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern and Hip-Hop.  Dancing has been her passion ever since.

During her junior year in high school she realized she wanted to expand her knowledge of dance to include Ballroom and fell in love with it.  Naomi recently competed with Ivan Saleznev at the Ohio Star Ball in Columbus, Ohio and recalls it as the most amazing experience of her dancing career to date.  She will continue training and competing with Ivan, looking forward to see what lies ahead for her and her dancing.

This past school year has also been her first year as a Choreographer for the Denmark High School Dance Team.  Naomi has a burning desire to help other dancers grow as performers and individuals.  Whether it’s through improving their technique, pointing out their strengths, challenging them to push in areas of weakness, or helping them grow in their confidence and character, she desires for dancers to be their very best!

This is Naomi’s first year taking part in the Dancing with the Stars fundraiser.  She is very excited to be volunteering for such an amazing organization, and is blessed that she can use what she loves to do most to help.  She is hoping to make Murphy and Kurt’s Dancing With the Stars journey one that they will never forget.

Dance Questions:

Name the top competitions you have participated in? Ohio Star Ball in Columbus, Ohio and the Wisconsin State in Milwaukee, WI

What are your favorite dances and why? International Cha-Cha and Paso Doble just because they have a lot of spunk and are a ton of fun to perform.

Why do your support the Red Cross? I know the amazing blessings that the American Red Cross has given not expecting anything in return and it’s refreshing to be able to help their cause.

Hobbies or passions: Dancing of course along with coaching, painting, drawing, and playing guitar.

 

 

 

 

Dance Questions:

  1.  Name the top competitions you have participated in?

        Ohio Star Ball in Columbus, Ohio

        Wisconsin State in Milwaukee, WI

  1. What are your favorite dances and why?

International Cha-Cha and Paso Doble just because they have a lot of spunk and are a ton of fun to perform.

  1. Why do your support the Red Cross?

I know the amazing blessings that the American Red Cross has given not expecting anything in return and it’s refreshing to be able to help their cause.

Hobbies or passions:

Dancing of course along with coaching, painting, drawing, and playing guitar.

VOTE To Earn your Shot at our Exciting Packer Backer Incentive Package!

Haven’t voted for your favorite star for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Fundraiser? This is the week to do it! VOTE  January 28 – February 3 — All votes $25.00 or more will automatically be entered into a drawing for a very special package:

Packers Backer Incentive Package!

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  • Mini NFL Packer Helmet signed by Edgar Bennett
  • Signed Team Packer Football
  • 2010 NFC Championship Green Bay Packers T-shirt
  • Packer Blanket
  • Packer T-shirt
  • Packer Tote Bag

Winner will be drawn and notified on February 4.  Go on-line starting Friday and VOTE!!! 

Thank you to the following businesses and people for your contributions to make this package possible:

 The Green Bay Packers

Edgar and Mindy Bennett

Barb Vanden Langenberg

Dawn Watry

Get to know our Dance Partners: Rane Cegelski

I’m born and raised in good old Green Bay WI. I’m currently attending NWTC and working for my General Studies Certificate and then going on to work towards my PhD in Psychology. I got involved with ballroom dancing from watching the first year of Dancing with our Stars as a volunteer, and of course watching the TV show Dancing with the Stars.

I’m a Wisconsin State Champion in both Latin and Smooth dances. And my favorite dances are the Foxtrot and Waltz because the elegance grace of the dances. But my all time favorite dance is the Jive because it fits my energetic and witty personality or, as my friends like to say I have coffee in my blood.

I support the Red Cross as a blood donor (2 Gal. Donor) and because of the variety of services that they provide. I’m certified in services such as Lifeguard, CPR/AED and Water Safety Instructor and soon to be an instructor for Lifeguard and CPR/AED and Fist Aid.

My hobbies are swimming, I was on the Green Bay United Mens High School team, I also played Varsity Volleyball for 3 years for Preble/East. And of course music and dancing is my main hobby. And I love working with kids especially when I’m teaching the swim lessons or coaching them.