Communication alum Meredith Berzins (’11) is a Clark County celebrity! Well, she is dancing like one at least. Berzins, an employee at the Clark County Children’s Rescue Center, volunteered to participate in ‘Dancing with Clark County Celebrities’ to raise support for the Children’s Rescue Center along with six other local non-profit organizations.
‘Dancing with Clark County Celebrities’ is a local version of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ the popular television show on ABC currently on its 14th season. Similarly to the show, local Clark County “stars” are paired with dancers to learn and perform a dance. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
“I have been dancing for about 2 months so far...it's going,” said Berzins. “I am having a lot of fun with it, I’m just not super coordinated!”
Berzins has little formal dance experience, only the tap and ballet classes she took in grade school.
“Because I have never been much of a dancer, I laughed off people's suggestions [to apply for Dancing with Clark County Celebrities] until the day before the applications were due,” said Berzins.
The day before applications were due, Dancing with Clark County Celebrities called the Children’s Rescue Center and Berzins decided to apply. She was selected soon after.
The fourth annual 'Dancing with Clark County Celebrities' takes place April 20 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Tickets can be purchased from Berzins, at Un Mundo Cafe, or online at www.dancingclarkcelebrities.com. Proceeds go toward making Springfield a stronger community.
“People should attend this year's Dancing with the Clark County Celebrities because it is an awesome way to support seven local non-profit organizations, some of which students are working with for their community service hours,” said Berzins. “But most of all, it is a fun night, full of fabulous people and scrumptious food.”
By Shelly Gregory, 2013