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.

Get to Know our Interns: Rane Cegelski

As a little kid I always loved music, and performing, but I didn’t start dancing until I was in middle school where I tried out for my schools show choir. I later performed for Preble High School’s Center Stage Show Choir. After that I loved being on stage and entertaining people. I continue to work with the Preble High School show choirs as a choreographer. After I graduated from Preble High School I started Ballroom Dancing and knew this is what I loved to do.

I’m currently an employee for the Greater Green Bay YMCA as a Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, and Teen Night Staff. I love working with kids and helping others as much as I possibly can.

I’m also a Wisconsin State Champion in both American and International genres. My all-time favorite dances are the Waltz because of the grace and body control, and the Jive… It fits my witty and energetic personality.

I support the Red Cross as a 2 gallon blood donor, and because of the variety of services that they provide to the community. I’m certified as a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor, and in CPR/AED. I will soon be an instructor for the Red Cross. I also enjoy playing volleyball and swimming, but of course music and dancing are my main hobbies.

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.