Get to Know our Dance Pros: Rane Cegelski; RS Ballroom Instruction

I’m very excited to be returning as a Pro-Dancer for this year’s “Dancing with Our Stars.” I’ve enjoyed meeting and working with so many amazing people throughout the years.

I was first introduced to ballroom dancing from watching “Dancing with the Stars” on TV, and got started from the local Dancing with Our Stars as a volunteer the first year.

I recently spent a few months in the Twin Cities learning and working with some of the country’s best coaches and dancers. This year will be my 9th year dancing in this event, and the first year I volunteered. When I’m not ballroom dancing I enjoy spending time with friends, family, collecting vinyl, being outdoors, and traveling.

Get to Know our Star Dance Partners: Rane Cegelski

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I am a full time student at NWTC in the General Studies Transfer Program. I was first introduced to ballroom dancing from watching “Dancing with the Stars” on TV, and got started from the local Dancing with Our Stars as a volunteer the first year.  I currently teach at the UWGB Ballroom Club, DanceSport of Green Bay and compete at the Wisconsin State DanceSport Ballroom Championships and the Wisconsin Holiday Open. This year will be my third year dancing in this event, but fifth year volunteering.

I don’t have one specific dance that is my favorite but the ones I tend to really look forward to are the Waltz, Quickstep, Samba and Jive. When I’m not ballroom dancing I enjoy going for walks, hanging out with my friends and family, swimming, playing volleyball and of course watching out Green Bay Packers! I’m very excited to be part of the 2013 Dancing with Our Stars crew, especially when our proceeds go to a GREAT cause, the American Red Cross. The organization does such amazing work for the community, and I’m very humbled to be part of its team.