Get to Know DWOS All-Star: Keith Cronin

I’m originally from Racine. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years and am currently Manager of Guest Services for the Green Bay Packers. I’m also a Zumba instructor at Western Racquet and Fitness. I enjoy time with family and friends, love traveling and meeting new people, love to laugh, love Disney, and pandas crack me up!

Quotes I live by:

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Life is all about choices and decisions”

“Life is what you make of it….if it doesn’t fit then you make alterations”

“Work hard in silence.  Let your success be your noise”

My favorite moments from my DWOS 2015 experience are meeting some incredible people and doing something out of the norm to raise money for the American Red Cross.  Of course, hearing my name announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Rhythm showcase was incredibly spectacular.  I couldn’t stop smiling!

I decided to take part in DWOS All-Stars because it’s a wonderful cause and it’s the 10th and final year. I wanted to be part of the magic again and wanted to do something positive and impactful for others before I turned 50.

Celebrity Bartender Night: Dancing with Our Stars 2015 Team Keith!

Join Dancing with Our Stars dancer, Keith Cronin of the Green Bay Packers and guest bartenders Bianca White, Erin Longley & former Packers player, Johnathan Franklin at Hagemeister Park on Monday, November 24 to help raise funds for the American Red Cross and his DWOS15 campaign to win the coveted, fundraising Mirrorball Trophy.

·         Player appearance autographs will be from 6:30pm – 8:00pm –  $25 minimum donation
·         Silent auction and raffle items.
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Get to Know: DWOS15 Dancer Keith Cronin

8879Keith-542b101eb5903The youngest of four, I am originally from Racine where my influence to work in the hospitality industry came from television shows such as “The Love Boat” and “Hotel”. The 1985 Hollywood version of “A Chorus Line” was a movie I also watched many times.  I am a music lover, appreciate the arts and rarely do I not have some type of music playing.  In addition to my full-time career, I am also a Zumba instructor at Western Racquet and Fitness.#TakeLifeFurther

I have always enjoyed music and been told a few times “I’m a good dancer and I have rhythm” – but the biggest milestone around dancing is when I was the lead choreographer for an all-male talent contest in high school – called Mr. Park at Washington Park High School in Racine.

My dream dance partner is someone with a level of talent that makes me look good! As for my favorite dancer of all-time on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, it’s not easy to answer as there are  many talented dancers on the show. But being a male, If I may narrow it down to two pro’s and two guest stars:  Derrick Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy  / Corbin Bleu and James Maslow.

Outside of work and household chores, I enjoy spending quality time at the gym as fitness and a healthy lifestyle is an important part of my life.  I enjoy spending time outdoors, social time with friends/family and movies.

I am supporting the American Red Cross because I am always willing to volunteer my time to a worthwhile cause or organization and their efforts.  Serving as a contestant for the 2015 DWOS offers an exciting way to raise money while accepting the challenge of something completely new to me and having fun every “dance step” of the way!

Here is a sneak peek of Keith and Mina:

 

 

American Red Cross Announces Dancing with Our Stars 2015 Participants

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2015 Dancing with Our Stars Team – Top Row (l-r): Bill McGlin, Kim Peeters, Al Jamir, Lisa Pritzl, Adam Hardy. Bottom Row (l-r): Ann Vande Hei, Pam Niles, Tracey Nass, Keith Cronin

The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser was unveiled Tuesday night at a kickoff party sponsored by Festival Foods.  The nine community members competing to raise the most funds to support local Red Cross efforts are:

  • Keith Cronin – Guest Services Manager, Green Bay Packers
  • Adam Hardy – Executive Director, Achieve Brown County
  • Al Jamir – Community Volunteer
  • Bill McGlin – Supervisor, Brown County 911 Dispatch Center
  • Tracey Nass – Co-Owner, Indira Salon & Spa
  • Pam Niles – Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Specialty Care
  • Kim Peeters – Vice President/COO, Coldwell Banker – The Real Estate Group, Inc.
  • Lisa Pritzl – Process Management Director/Art Director, Prophit Marketing
  • Ann Vande Hei – Director of Business Process Performance, Integrys

They will now spend the next four months learning two ballroom dances which they will perform at Dancing with our Stars 2015. That event will take place Saturday, February 14th, at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Dancing with our Stars is now in its seventh year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. Donations can be made now at this website:

http://crowdrise.com/dancingwithourstars/

The person who raises the most money between now and the end of the event will be awarded the coveted Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe and international programs.

Last year’s event raised a record $500,000 for the local Red Cross.  Jim Rivett, President of Arketype, Inc. took home the Fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy after raising $200,000, which also set a record for personal fundraising.

Rane Cegelski, Bruce Marshall Dance Studio, Simply Ballroom of Green Bay and TC Dance Club of Appleton are the participating dance partners for the event.

Peta Murgatroyd, who teamed with Green Bay Packers legend Donald Driver to win Season 14 of ABC-TV’s Dancing with the Stars, will once again serve as a celebrity judge at the event.

Information about tickets will be available at a later date. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms: