Dancing With Missouri Stars 2024

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Mareck Center for Dance
Dancing with Missouri Stars

Brewer Field House
May 16th, 2024

Opening announcements
Master and Mistress of ceremonies

Michele Curry & Douglas Pugh

Mareck Center for Dance Video 

A few words from Karen Mareck Grundy, Artistic & Executive Director

Introduction of the Celebrities and Professionals 

Introduction of the Judges:

Jerrell Jackson, Jared Reichel, & Joni See

Couples In Order  Round 1:Smooth  Round 2: Rhythm 

Couple #1
Mike Schooley & Kendall Lademann – Round 1: Quickstep   Round 2: Cha Cha

Couple # 2

Jentry Mills & Alec Roth- Round 1: Viennese Waltz  Round 2: Cha Cha

Couple #3

Austin Ilsley & Sarah Murphy – Round 1: Tango   Round 2: Swing

Couple #4

Adonica Coleman & Sam Johnson – Round 1: Quickstep Round 2: Paso Doble

Couple #5
Ryan Stevens & Dara Schlesinger – Round 1: Waltz  Round 2: Disco

Couple #6 

Melissa Boldan & Nathan Crewe-Kluge – Round 1: Argentine Tango  Round 2: Cha Cha

Couple #7 

Brian Wear & Ashleigh Sewell- Round 1: Waltz   Round 2: Paso Doble


Performance DanceReach with Mareck Center for Dance Youth Ensemble 

Good Vibrations

Choreographer/Instructor: Victoria VanderPlas

Music: Ricky Reed

DanceReach Dancers: Onnalise Aghedo-Wright, A’ya Anderson, Destyn Collins, Kallie Hunt, Kenzie Hunt, Alyssa Jones, Odyssey Malveaux, Autumn Norman, Mia Osorio-Mcduffie, Lyrik Osorio-Mcduffie, Diara Randell 

Youth Ensemble: Eva Berry (Assistant Teacher, Vivian Boyce, Esther Harrington, Sara Lastra, Julia Reed

DanceReach Description

Every week during the school year, vulnerable youth have the opportunity to study for free with a dancer from the Mareck Center for Dance through DanceReach, a collaborative effort with the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia. In these sessions, they explore various dance styles, enhance their skills and fitness levels, and broaden their perspectives. Their dedication leads to the exciting opportunity to showcase their talents on stage in front of live audiences at Mareck Center for Dance events.

Audience Vote – 10 Minutes

Round 2:  Rhythm Dances 

Introduction of former celebrities

Audience Vote – 10 minutes

Michele Curry & Douglas Pugh
Special thank you’s and acknowledgements

Announcement of Best Costume Award

Doug’s Pick

Judges’ Choice Award
Second and Third place winners

2024 Dancing with Missouri Stars Champion

NOMINATIONS DWMS 2025 – Click Here to nominate someone for DWMS 2025

MEET THE CELEBRITIES – Click Here to view Celebrity Bios

MEET THE DANCERS – Click here to View Dancer Bios


Friends of Mareck Center for Dance 

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Friends of Mareck

 *These are the donors from January 1, 2023 through April 1, 2024. On behalf of the Artistic/Executive Director and Staff, we apologize if your name does not appear on our list. If you find this an error, please contact immediately to expedite the certainty of placing your name in the future.  Thank You.

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