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Dancing For Our Future Stars 2017: Meet Barnett Greenberg

on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in News

The School Foundation's 2017 Dancing For Our Future Stars began with a pairings party on Friday, Jan. 6, and dancers are starting to prepare for the show. 

 

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Meet celebrity dancer David Copeland

on Wednesday, 18 January 2017. Posted in News

The School Foundation's 2017 Dancing For Our Future Stars kicked off with a pairings party on Friday, January 6, and dancers are starting to prepare for the show.

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Dancing For Our Future Stars contestants meet partners

on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Posted in News

The 12 couples competing for this year's 2017 Dancing For Our Future Stars were formally announced at a Pairings Party on Jan. 5 at the Floyd Center at Carolinas Hospital System.

 

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Dancing For Our Future Stars Pairings Party

on Monday, 09 January 2017. Posted in News

A pairings party in the Floyd Center of the Carolinas Hospital System officially kicked off the seventh annual Dancing For Our Future Stars on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

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New name revealed for The School Foundation's spring fundraiser

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in News

For the past seven years The School Foundation has hosted "Dancing with the Stars of Florence" to raise funds.  The event is sold out nearly each year and raises thousands of dollars for local schools.  Read more here.

Wukela says future is bright because of FSD1 teachers

on Wednesday, 26 October 2016. Posted in News

Florence City Council chambers were full because hundreds of people packed in for a discussion on building a school for South Florence High School. 

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Florence mayor to be honored at gala

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in News

Florence mayor to be honored at gala

The annual School Foundation Gala will be held October 25 at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology.

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The School Foundation presents $114,006.36 to Florence School District One for 2016-2017 grants

on Saturday, 23 July 2016. Posted in News

The School Foundation presents $114,006.36 to Florence School District One for 2016-2017 grants

Porter Stewart and board member Trisha Caulder received a check on behalf of the district from Debbie Hyler, Executive Director of The School Foundation.

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The School Foundation awards more than $114,000 in grants to FSD1

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in News

The School Foundation awards more than $114,000 in grants to FSD1

The School Foundation will distribute $114,006.36 in grant awards to schools in Florence School District One for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Golden K Kiwanis Club presents checks to four non-profits that assist students

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in News

Golden K Kiwanis Club presents checks to four non-profits that assist students

On “Big Give” day, May 3, the Florence Golden K Kiwanis Club presented donations to four charities that directly impact Florence School District One students in appreciation for the work their groups are doing for kids.

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Florence leaders strengthen ties with Washington

on Monday, 02 May 2016. Posted in News

Florence leaders strengthen ties with Washington

Mr. Miller goes to Washington.  And quite a few others as well.

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Pee Dee business, community leaders travel to Washington, D.C.

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in News

Pee Dee business, community leaders travel to Washington, D.C.

Florence city and business leaders got some much-needed face time with lawmakers in Washington D.C.

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Dance Partners Introduced at Pairings Party

on Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in News

Published on January 13, 2016 by The News Journal
Brenda Harrison

A Pairings Party was held at the Floyd Center at Carolinas Hospital System on Jan. 7, to formally announce the 2016 Dancing With The Stars of Florence dance couples.  The couples are:

• Dwayne Brockington and Brandi Williamson
• Adam Crosson and Tiffany Welsh
• Deb Davis and Chris Mixon
• Pam Flowers and Cole Davis
• Dr. Michael K. Foxworth II and Meggie Baker
• Dr. Bill Hazelwood and Drew Arnold
• George Jebaily and Amanda Smith
• Dr. Brian Naylor and Georgeanna Kelley
• Tara Newton and Antonio Robinson
• Dr. Supen Patel and Shandi Cox
• Ray Taylor and Desiree Stokes
• Katie Wilcox and Joseph Steen

On Tuesday, March 22, local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square-off at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the sixth annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence. 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. After Feb. 1., fans can vote online for their favorite couple(s) at www.FlorenceDancingWithTheStars.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 2015 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Fierce team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening.

Founded in 2000, The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence, School District 1 through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success. To date, the foundation has provided over $1,091,356 in grants to FSD1 educators. For more information, visit www. theschoolfoundation.org.

Couples paired for annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence

on Friday, 08 January 2016. Posted in News

BY MELISSA ROLLINS Morning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Published in Morning News on January 8, 2016


FLORENCE, S.C. — The couples are set and the competition has begun. The Dancing with the Stars of Florence Pairing Party was held Thursday night at the Floyd Center at Carolinas Hospital System, giving the new group of celebrity dancers their first look at the competition ahead of them.

Mindy Taylor, School Foundation board member and a member of the planning committee for Dancing with the Stars, said the pairing party is usually the most stressful night for the new dancers because everything is new.  "They are meeting their partner for the first time. They are trying to strategize about selling ads and selling tables," Taylor said. "A lot of it is just the unknown. Once they get into practice, getting past that first practice, they settle into a groove and become really focused."

A new element for 2016 is the mentor: past dancers come back and help new dancers navigate all of the different parts of the competition.  Michele Pridgen danced last year, representing Honda. Now serving as a mentor, Pridgen said she was happy to pass along what she learned. She even came prepared with a binder with spreadsheets.  "Debbie (Hyler) sent me a text and asked if I would be interested in being a mentor this year and sharing some of my secrets for how I raised what I raised," Pridgen said. "My advice for her with the song was to look the list over and pick a song that represented her personality and his. Most importantly pick something they could have fun with. It brings you out of your shell; when I danced, there were some co-workers who had never seen my legs before because I don't ever wear a dress."

Pam Flowers, part of the crop of new dancers, said she was happy to be able to get advice from Pridgen, though actually learning her dance is still ahead of her.  "(At work) they sent an email out asking who wanted to do Dancing with the Stars," Flowers said. "I said 'Why, not' and my boss said 'Really?' Having to learn a choreographed dance makes me a little nervous but hopefully that will be OK. Just show me what I need to do and I'll do it."

In past competitions, all songs were picked by choreographer Burnadene Kelley-Newman. After giving dancers in another Dancing with the Stars event the choice to pick their own song, Kelley-Newman said, she decided to bring the change to Florence as well.  "There are some people that really don't know what they want and they need some ideas," Kelley-Newman said. "So, I put together a list of songs, some older songs and some current songs. Other people have a song in mind and so we gave them the option this year."

The Dancing with the Stars of Florence event takes place at SiMT on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College March 22, 2016. Visithttp://florencedancingwiththestars.com for information and to cast your vote starting Feb. 1.

Couples for the 2016 Dancing with the Stars of Florence Competition:

• Dwayne Brockington and Brandi Williamson
• Adam Crosson and Tiffany Welsh
• Deb Davis and Chris Mixon
• Pam Flowers and Cole Davis
• Dr. Michael K. Foxworth II and Meggie Baker
• Dr. Bill Hazelwood and Drew Arnold
• George Jebaily and Amanda Smith
• Dr. Brian Naylor and Georgeanna Kelley
• Dr. Supen Patel and Shandi Cox
• Ray Taylor and Desiree Stokes
• Katie Wilcox and Joseph Steen
• Tara Newton and Antonio Robinson

Dancing With The Stars of Florence contestants announced

on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted in News

Morning News
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:39 pm

FLORENCE, S.C. – The cast of characters for The School Foundation's
2016 Dancing with the Stars of Florence County has been announced.

The local celebrities will meet their dance partner Jan. 7 at a pairing
party. The main event will be held March 22nd at the Southeastern
Institute of Manufacturing and Technology Center
on the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus.

As usual, the celebrity dancers represent a wide array of careers and companies in Florence, from HopeHealth to Pee
Dee Electric Cooperative and even a local elementary school.

The celebrity dancers: Adam Crosson, ReMAX Professionals; Deb Davis, Assurant Specialty Property; Dr. Bill Hazelwood,
McLeod Critical Care Hospitalist; Dr. Brian Naylor, McLeod Pediatric Associates; Dr. Michael Foxworth, HopeHealth;
Dr. Supen Patel, Carolinas Rheumatology & Osteoporosis Center; Dwayne Brockington, First Reliance Bank;
George Jebaily, Jebaily Law Firm; Katie Wilcox, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative; Pam Flowers, PGBA, LLC;
Ray Taylor, Toyota of Florence; Tara Newton, Briggs Elementary.

Tickets to the event are $75 per person. Pricing for tables of eight starts at $1,000. Tickets usually are sold out by the
pairing party, so anyone interested in purchasing tickets or a table should contact foundation Executive Director
Debbie Hyler at 843-662-9996 before Jan. 7.

After Feb. 1,votes can be cast online at FlorenceDancingWithTheStars.com for $10 per vote. Multiple awards will be given
out at the end of the event, including "People's Choice," "Technical Skills Winner" and "Most Entertaining."

The 2015 celebrities will perform the opening act, and the KFA Fierce team will provide entertainment throughout the evening.

 

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