By Mike Greife, April 20, 2018
WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri's Dance Club will once again
host its annual fundraiser, “Dancing with the Professors," at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April
29,. in the Highlander Theatre. Student and professor pairs face off in a “Dancing
with the Stars” style competition in which audience votes and monetary donations combine
to determine the winner.
Faculty and staff participating in this year’s event are Chuck Clemens, Mules football coach; Alex Smith, professor of percussion; John Kennedy, University Relations web and multimedia producer; Michael Sekelsky, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Hannah Marsh, professor of anthropology; Erica Spurgeon, instructor of fashion merchandising; Darla Honn, assistant professor of accountancy; and Nancy Forth, professor of counselor education.
The students rounding out the cast include Lexi Poindexter, junior musical theatre major; Hannah Unruh, junior theatre performance major; Valerie Ruggle, sophomore child and family development major; Annie Beile, school counseling graduate student; Ethan Shaffer, sophomore theatre technology and design major; Tristan Jordan, sophomore speech communication and theatre major; Demetrius Hampton, sophomore theatre performance major; and Dakota Grieshaber, senior music technology major.
The event is organized by Grant Lesher, junior musical theatre major and vice president of Dance Club. Ashley Miller-Scully, associate professor of dance, serves as the advisor for Dance Club.
“Dancing with the Professors has proven to be one of the largest student-run fundraisers on campus, and it is easily one of my favorite events of the year.” Miller-Scully said. “It is such a fun and entertaining show. The best part is witnessing the teamwork and the friendships that develop between the students and professors.”
The evening will also include special guest judges and a performance by Center Stage Academy of the Performing Arts The event will be staffed by the UCM Dance Club.
Admission is $5 and and available at the door.