FLORENCE, S.C. – The School Foundation’s Dancing For Our Future Stars competition is one day away. Couples have been practicing for the past two months.
Voting is open to the public, and people can vote for their favorite couples for $10 per vote. Dancers will compete at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology Center on the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus.
One of the 12 “celebrity dancers” is Kevin Miller. Miller and her partner, Ethan Welsh, will dance to the song "Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams.
Miller recently took the time to answer some questions.
Q: What was your reaction to being asked to participate in Dancing For Our Future Stars?
A: “Well, excited. My husband did it in 2015, so we’ve always attended the event, and I always thought it’d be fun to do. It’s also crazy, because I’m also in 'Mamma Mia,' and I’m getting my dances mixed up.”
Q: Why is it important to support The School Foundation?
A: “It does so much for the community, first of all, to bring the schools to a better situation and brings more people who’ve coming from outside who want them to go the schools. I just think it’s a great fundraiser, and it’s gone over so well.”
Q: What has been the most exciting part of preparing up to this point?
A: “Just watching the dance progress.”
Q: Do you have a background in dance?
A: “I teach Zumba, but I teach Zumba Gold, which is for the 50-year-olds and up. I don’t do a lot of bouncing, because Zumba is a lot of high, high energy, but I’ve taught it for about 12 years now. I’ve never really had a dance background, but I am musical, so when I first tried it, I realized this is what I want to do.”
Q: What are your pastimes when you’re not dancing?
A: “Visiting the grandchildren in Atlanta, piano, golf and travel.”
Q: What is your biggest fear with the competition?
A: “Forgetting the next step. Going blank. Slipping. Not catching his (her partner’s) legs when he does the cartwheel.”
Q: How have your co-workers responded to your dancing?
A: “Good. Everybody’s been really supportive, very generous with donations.”
Q: Are you competitive?
A: “No. I’m really not. I wish I were more competitive, but you know if you really want it that bad, go for it.”
Q: Do you think that you’re going to keep dancing after the competition?
A: “I’ll stay in the theater, and as long as I’m physically able, I’ll continue to teach.”