Dancing With The Stars of Florence: Meet Celebrity Cedrick Kennedy

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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:00 pm

What is your previous dance experience?
I don't have any dance experience –just weddings and I danced in college. That's the extent of my dance experience.

Do you have a go-to move, at wedding, parties, etc.?
The same old two-step. You step side-to-side and rock and snap your fingers.

How was the first practice? Was it easier or harder than you expected?
I actually thought it would be a lot harder to learn a dance routine but we found out the key to learning is repetition. If I keep doing the same thing over and over again I won't have to think -- I can just do.

Best piece of advice your partner has given you so far?
Just relax, look over the dance moves during the week and keep practicing.

Why were you interested in taking part in Dancing with the Stars of Florence/What do you think of The School Foundation's mission?
I want to start with the School Foundations mission. It's a great mission and I am really excited to take part in this event. It's for kids. It's for schools. It's a neat idea. The School Foundation is a great help to Florence School District One. Actually, I got a call from Neal Vincent, the director of secondary education. I was at lunch duty and came in and answered the call. He asked me if I would be willing to do it and I told him anything that would benefit this district I'd be willing to do.

How does it feel to be the 'celebrity' in your pairing?
I don't know about being a celebrity but it's a lot of fun and any way that I can represent this district in a positive way I am willing to do.

What is your job title and your day-to-day responsibilities?
I am assistant principal at South Florence High School. The life and responsibility of a principal –where can I start? I guess I can make it simple. The most important part of my job is the safety and well - being of our students, instructional supervision and seeing that initiatives and programs are put in place to help our students be more successful.

Cedrick Kennedy and his partner Shandi Cox will perform to "Let's Hear it for the Boy."

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