Crystal Holtz, Finds Time to Dance!

You think you’re busy!  Let’s follow Crystal Holtz around.  Makes one tired just thinking about that!

As the Marketing Manager for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Crystal promotes overall tourism for the tribe including the Oneida Museum, Tsyunhehkwa, Agriculture and Natural Retail Center, Apple Orchard, Buffalo Farm, Turtle School, as well as the various events and initiatives her department is involved in.  In addition, she promotes Oneida tours and cultural experiences.  She is very proud to work for the Oneida Nation which is one of the area’s largest employers, and, also, a vital community partner who supports numerous businesses and organizations in the Green Bay area (like the Red Cross.)

In addition to working full time, Crystal is also working on her Master’s Degree in Business Management and Organizational Behavior.  With two daughters, McKenzie, 17 and Mattie, 13, who have lots of teenager interests including competitive cheerleading, Crystal is on her feet “dancing” gracefully between all of her activities and responsibilities.

Dance Questions:

1.       First dancing recollection?  Age and occasion? 

Her parents “made her” take ballet and tap from 6 to 10 years old.  She took a dancing hiatus until she went to UWGB and “had a blast” doing jazz classes at the University. 

2.      Why support the Red Cross with dancing participation?

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin decided to support the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter by sponsoring Dancing with Our Stars.  Crystal says, “I took the bullet and became the ‘Designated Dancer’.”  We appreciate her dedication and hope you cheer this courageous “DD” on!

3.      Favorite song?

Crystal loves music – especially Hip Hop and Rap, her daughters are a huge influence on her music tastes.  She also is a big fan of classic rock – a good mix and very eclectic!

Hobbies or passions:

Music, golf and dancing – especially this ballroom dancing (well maybe)!  She hopes her dancing skills acquired at 6-years-old will give her a competitive edge in Dancing with Our Stars.



2010 “Dancing with Our Stars” Lineup announced at Kick-off Event

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Announces Dancers for the 2nd Annual Dancing with Our Stars Fundraising Event

On Wednesday, October 14 the ten celebrity all-star color TRIBAL LOGOdancers were announced for the 2nd Annual “Dancing with Our Stars” fundraising event sponsored Oneida Nation and Nicolet National Bank. This event will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel, Green Bay, program beginning at 5:30pm.

 The 2010 “Dancing with Our Stars” celebrity line-up is:

  • Mindy Bennett, Balance for Body and Soul, Owner


  • David Burns, WIXX Midday personality, Music Director and Assistant Program Director


  • Michael Frohna, The Bellin Foundation, President


  • Crystal Holtz, Oneida Nation Tourism Department, Marketing Manager


  • Julie May, Chestnut Gallery & Gifts, Proprietress


  • Chris Roth, WBAY, Sports Director


  • Diane Roundy, Schenck Business Solutions, Director of Business Development


  • Sarah Thomsen, Action 2 News at Four, Anchor/News Reporter


  • Dana VanDen Huevel, Marketing Savant, Director


  • Eric Witczak, Nicolet National Bank, Retail Banking Manager and American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Board of Directors, Vice Chair

 These ten Northeast Wisconsin celebrities will be participating in this fundraising event. Celebrities will be trained in two ballroom dances by DanceSport of Green Bay under the direction of Janet Gollnick, former Midwest champion. Their dance partners will be accomplished and skilled college-aged dancers from DanceSport.

 Winner of the dancing trophy will be the dancer who scores best on the dance floor and who is supported by public and event votes. Votes will be in the form of dollars donated in support of the star dancer, both at the Dancing with Our Stars event and dollars pledged in the name of the Dancer prior to February 21.  

 We are honored to have Ivan Seleznev of New York City, an eight time Russian champion, Rebecca Messenger, nationally acclaimed Ballroom Judge and Dan Messenger,  former National Champion and Ballroom Judge both of Milwaukee.

 All proceeds for the event go to support local programs and services for the American Red Cross.


Tickets for the event will be on sale at the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter, starting January 4, 2010.