The National Inclusion Project and A Step to Gold International Ballroom will host “Dancing Like the Stars” at the Southern Women’s Show on April 25, 2010, at 1:00pm. Local celebrities will compete in the dance competition to benefit the Project.
The National Inclusion Project supports inclusive programs for children across the country through its Let’s ALL Play initiative. By creating communities where ALL children can learn, live, and play together, the Project gives children of all abilities the opportunity to experience life together.
Local celebrities participating include Tina Seldin-Cash from WRAL-TV, Renee Chou from WRAL-TV, Billy Dukes from 94.7FM WQDR, Scott Fitzgerald from 680AM WPTF and Bill Reh from NBC-17. The winner of the competition will be determined by donations to the National Inclusion Project and votes from the audience. Also participating this year are judges Mike Morse from G105, Mark Roberts, spokesperson for Capital Ford and host of WRAL’s Brain Game, and Dick Hensley, 2009 “Dancing Like the Stars” winner with Ruth Sheehan.
For a sneak preview and a chance to donate for your favorite celebrity dancer, the Project will post clips of the practices on YouTube. Voting will begin on March 31, 2010. Donations will be accepted at the event in exchange for votes. The contestants are excited about bringing in the most votes in hopes of raising generous support for children with disabilities. Renee Chou says, “"I've always had an interest in ballroom dancing– my parents have ballroom danced for ten years now– but never had the guts to try it. Dancing Like the Stars is the perfect opportunity for me to test out my dancing skills and help the National Inclusion Project provide opportunities for kids with disabilities to expand their potential. Performing the rumba is completely out of my comfort zone, but I'm having a blast learning it and am willing to risk some embarrassment to help out a great cause."