The “real” Mirror Ball Trophy has Been Giving Out……

But I think our five ladies, would have given Jennifer Grey a run for the trophy! Check out our awesome ladies on their journey to become the fundraising Mirror Ball Trophy Winner! Like what you see!  VOTE!

Check out ALL our Star Dancers!

Welcome to the Dancing with the Stars for American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter fundraising event.  Ten Northeast Wisconsin Stars are participating in this event.  Stars are being trained in two ballroom dances under the direction of Janet Gollnick, former Midwest champion, DanceSport of Green Bay.

Here’s how you can support this event and your local Red Cross:

  • Support this event and your local Red Cross and “Vote” for your favorite star dancer.  All “votes” will be counted toward your chosen star to help them earn the coveted Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy given away the night of the event.

Not sure what star you want to vote for? Check them ALL out in action!

Event Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Place: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Three Clans Complex, Green Bay

Stacy Tries Twirling Her Way To Victory

Stacy is President and co-owner of Burnham Richards, a brand elevation and advertising firm.  She is a Green Bay native, and before returning to Green Bay 10 years ago, she lived in Minneapolis, where she began her advertising career and met her husband, David.  Stacy and David now live in DePere with their two children, Ben (age 11) and Sophia (age 7), and their 1-year old golden retriever, Chelsea.

Besides raising money for the Red Cross and learning the finer points of the Viennese Waltz, Stacy is also active in the PTO’s at both her children’s schools, on the board for the UWGB Institute for Learning Partnership, a member of PEO (Chapter AI) and a Mary Kay Senior Consultant.

Getting to know Stacy…

Describe your first dancing recollection. About how old were you and what was the occasion? As kids, my sister and I spent many hours choreographing some pretty spectacular shows in our basement.  We created a “dinner theatre” and our parents watched with big smiles while enjoying their TV Dinner of Salisbury Steak we made for them.  All I can say is that I’m very thankful that our household did not own a video camera.

My “formal” dance training would involve the Jazz dance class I took when I was 12.  I still remember parts of the routine to “Hot Lunch Jam” –And if you’re not familiar with that song, you can find it on the “Fame” soundtrack.  I also perfected my jazz hands and the box step during my time in high school swing choir.   Although I thought all of this “extensive” training would come in handy when I hit the dance floor, I’m not really sure it’s helping.

Who is your dream dance partner? My dream dance partner is my husband. He’s always willing to get out on the dance floor.  Our “dancing” doesn’t really involve any dance steps per se, but it’s always fun and full of laughter which, ultimately, is why I love spending time with him.  I have to be honest, however, if Maksim from DWTS showed up at my door an offered to take me dancing, I’d definitely take him up on it.

Why support the Red Cross with your participation? The Red Cross is a fantastic organization that helps so many people from young to old and provides assistance in a multitude of ways.  There really isn’t another organization like it.  The more you learn about the unbelievable impact the Red Cross has on our community the more you want to say “how can I help?” I’m proud to support this organization and raising money locally to help those in need is really important to me.  Over the years I’ve given many pints of blood to the Red Cross, so I guess it’s now time for some sweat and tears.

What’s your favorite song? My iPod is full of a really diverse collection of music that involves pretty much everything except country and heavy metal.  I don’t have one favorite, I have many. They are all reflective of different times and places making up of the on-going soundtrack of my life.

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Announces Dancers for the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars Fundraising Event

Green Bay, WI – On Wednesday, September 29 the ten celebrity all-star dancers were announced for the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross. This event will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel, Green Bay.  Social hour begins at 4:30pm and dinner/program beginning at 5:30pm.

The 2011 “Dancing with the Stars celebrity line-up includes:

  • John Allen, Owner, John Allen Insurance Agency
  • Aymee Balison, CEO, CFO, COO, Balison Family (and owner of Sweetpea’s) 
  • Kathryn Bracho, Anchor, Action 2 News This Morning, WBAY-TV 2
  • Ronda Kincheloe, Community Supporter
  • Jackie Larsen, Owner, Fitnessology
  • Dean Lindsley, V.P. of Operations & Product Development, Pallas Textiles – a division of KI
  • Murphy in the Morning, Morning show host at 101 WIXX
  • Stacy Richards, President/COO, burnham richards
  • Brad Toll, President/CEO, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kurt VandenHouten, V.P./Co-Owner, Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, Inc.


Our 2011 Dancing with the Stars Team - Top Row (l-r) Murphy in the Morning, Brad Toll, John Allen Middle Row: Dean Lindsley, Kathryn Bracho, Aymee Balison, Kurt VandenHouten Bottom row: Ronda Kincheloe, Jackie Larsen, Stacy Richards

These ten 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 of Green Bay.

The winner of the Mirror Ball Fundraising 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 the Stars event and dollars pledged in the name of the dancer prior to February 26.  Awards presentation includes “Judges Choice and People’s Choice” trophies. 

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 3, 2011.