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Robin and Cole cut loose for Dancing for Our Future Stars

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

Robin and Cole cut loose for Dancing for Our Future Stars
Left photo, Cole and Robin at the Partners Pair Party. Right photo, Cole and Robin rehearsing their dance routine.

Robin Parker of Fitness Forum will be participating in this year’s Dancing for Our Future Stars of Florence. She will be dancing with Cole Davis as her partner.

Robin and Cole will be dancing to the song Footloose from the acclaimed musical. They will be wearing 80’s themed outfits as this was the time that the movie Footloose was released.

Robin has no previous dancing experience, but she has been having a lot of fun so far. She said she got involved because she had seen her friends do it in the past.

Cole has been dancing for most of his life. He says that Robin has been great at learning the moves and that she is a super quick learner.

Robin also mentioned that the fund rasing aspect of the event is going well. She says that she is “all over it!”

The other participants are:

• Ed Clements (12th Circuit Solicitor) and Deysha Miller

• Matt Dowdell (Florence 1 Schools/WFHS) and Tiffany Welsh

• Tyron Jones (FDTC) and Amanda Smith

• Robert LeMaster (Edward Jones) and Meggie Baker

• Nathaniel Lockhart (AccuStaff) and Connie Mixon

• Jean-Baptiste Mathieu (GE Healthcare) and Erin Haynes

• Kevin Miller (McLeod Health & Fitness) and Ethan Welsh

• Dr. Veeral Oza (McLeod Digestive Health Center) and Rachel Fenters

• Dr. Tyler Perry (Palmetto Smiles) and Hannah Yarborough

• Johnny Rishmawi (Budget Blinds) and Julia Williams

• Luke Wilcox (Wilcox Office Mart) and Alexis McDonald

On Thursday, March 28, local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square off at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the 9th annual dancing competition. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the competition at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, fellowship, and an opportunity to win a custom designed jewelry piece donated by Lisa and Lex Matthews of Southern Jewelry Design.

Fans can vote online for their favorite couple(s) at DancingForOurFutureStarsOfFlorence. com for only $10 per vote. The “People’s Choice” mirror ball trophies will be awarded to the three couples raising the most votes. A panel of judges will name one couple “Technical Skills Winner” based on the contestants’ overall skills. One couple will also be chosen as “Most Entertaining” by the judges. Dancers receiving the largest number of online votes will be awarded the “Social Stars” trophy.

The School Foundation’s board member Ed Love and local celebrity Audra Coble will serve as master and mistress of ceremonies. The 2018 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Fierce team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening.

About The School Foundation

Founded in 2000, The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence 1 Schools through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success. To learn more about The School Foundation, visit their website at www. theschoolfoundation.org. To date, the foundation has provided over $1,525,030 in grants to Florence 1 educators and launched their Count 5! public awareness campaign at the district’s 2018 Early Childhood Champions Summit. The foundation is leading a school readiness awareness campaign focusing on preparing all children to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed and launched Start2Read, a program that distributes age appropriate books and reading tips in local businesses.

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