VALENTINE SWEETHEART PACKAGE

Here is the Week #3 incentive voting package for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter.

 “VALENTINE SWEETHEART PACKAGE”

–        Romance Package from Kress Inn, includes one night’s lodging in a Whirlpool/Fireplace Suite, Seroogy’s Chocolates, Champagne, and Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast 

–        $25.00 Gift Certificate from Foxy Lady Cruises

–        $40.00 Gift Certificate from Longhorn Steakhouse

–        $10.00 Gift Certificate from Seroogy’s Chocolates

–        $50.00 Gift Certificate from Aster Park Floral

This Valentine Sweetheart Package totals over $300.00 worth of items! 

How do you enter? It’s easy! Any $25.00 or more “VOTE” will automatically qualify you in a drawing to win the package. The winner will be drawn on Monday, February 21! Thank you to all of our contributers.

Get to know our Dance Partners: Michael Witte

Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay May 2009, and completed a second certification from UWGB December 2010. In his first time through college he was member of the Phoenix Swim and Dive team. As his swimming career finished he threw himself into the ballroom dancing world.

His dancing journey began at the UWGB Ballroom Dancing club. Soon after he found that competitive ballroom dance filled the hole that swimming created and is now his passion.  Michael holds State American Smooth titles dancing in scholarship competitions at the Wisconsin State DanceSport Championships. However the greatest part of Ballroom dancing for him, is the communication and partnership between dancers.

As a volunteer intern, Michael helps dancers ages 6 through 60 at DancesSport of Green Bay and loves teaching. Since he graduated from UWGB with a Bachelors of the Arts and social studies teaching license Mike substitute teaches around Green Bay and is the Head coach of the Green Bay United High School Boys swim team. Michael’s focus whether in ballroom, the classroom, or coaching is to impact students in dramatic and positive ways.

Michael is honored and excited to be returning to this year’s Dancing With The Stars with Jackie and Amyee. He knows they will both have memorable and show stopping dances.

Dance Questions:

Describe your first dancing recollection. About how old were you and what was the occasion?  My first performance happened my junior year at the diversity fair at UWGB. I trained with a group of Latin American Students and American kids and performed in from of a huge room filled with people. It was quite an experience I look back at the video now and laugh at the memory.

Who is your dream dance partner?  Julian Hough

Who is your favorite dancer of all time on ABC’s Dancing with  the Stars  and why?  Derrik Hough, it is hard for me to admit, but I am cursed. I see the beautiful women stars dancing, but I do not watch them. I watch the male professionals, and I feel Derrik does the best job at expressing each song and showing off his partners.

Why support the Red Cross with your participation? I recently had my tonsils removed. I thought I had insurance, found out after the surgery that I did not. A charity organization at the hospital covered 100% of the bills that I would never have been able to pay. I am blessed that with Dancing with the Stars I have a chance to give back.

 What’s your favorite song? Never Alone By Jim Brickman Feat. Lady Antebellum

Vote this Week to get a Chance to Win our FAMILY FUN 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  February 7 – February 13 — All votes $25.00 or more will automatically be entered into a drawing for a very special package:

This week: Family Fun Pack 

  • Tundra Lodge – One night stay in Queen Suite – includes four water park passes gift certificate.
  • Fox Harbor Pub and Grill – Two Pizza and 100 Wing Party gift certificate.
  • Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley – 5 – $10.00 Gift Certificates (total $50.00) for Cosmic Bowling.
  • Heirloom Portraits – Gift Certificate for Portrait Sitting.

Thank you to the above business for your support. Winner will be drawn on Monday, February 14.

   

Get to know our Dance Partners: Alyssa Zellner

I grew up in a small town and was raised on a farm, and there’s nothing like the feeling of being in the country.  I am a sophomore at UW Green Bay, and I am majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in exercise science. I plan to continue my academic career at UW Lacrosse double majoring in Physical Therapy and Exercise Science with an emphasis in performance and/or fitness.

I adopted a more busy lifestyle when I joined the ballroom club my freshman year.  I’ve been participating in competitions since my enrollment in the ballroom club. My first experience was at the state competition in Milwaukee, with two other competitions, Wausau’s Fall Ball and Adagio Social Competition in Appleton, following. Learning how to ballroom dance was one of my goals ever since I was little, and now I found myself in love with it. The more I dance, the more I have grown to enjoy certain ones, in which the Tango, Waltz, Swing, and Cha Cha are some of my personal favorites, and I am anxious to master the Quickstep, Jive, and Samba.

No matter what type of day I am having, ballroom always enlightens my mood. Besides Ballroom dancing, a few other activities I enjoy are skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, showing livestock, playing with my dogs, spending time with my friends, singing, and traveling. 

I am extremely excited and honored to be part of the 2010 Dancing with the Stars fundraiser for the American Red Cross. I believe the tasks that the volunteers of the Red Cross perform are so meaningful to the community. I feel it is important to recognize what they do for those in need, and I am glad to be part of such an event to help fulfill their mission.

Get to know our Dance Partners: Chris Flores

I am from Gresham, WI.  I am currently a sophomore attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  I am majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in exercise science and dietetics.  I have officially been involved in ballroom dancing for almost a year, but I did have some minor experience with ballroom before attending college.  I got into ballroom dancing on campus thanks to my good friend Jay. 

 Dance Questions:

Name the top competitions you have participated in? Wisconsin State Dance Competition in Milwaukee

 What are your favorite dances and why?  I enjoy all dances because they are unique in their own ways.

 Why do your support the Red Cross? They help everyone out; even those who some deem to be “bad guys”

Hobbies or passions:  Being physically active (sports, running, working out), reading, watching movies, and being with friends.