Saturday, September 26, 2015
Ten of Fredericksburg’s talented community leaders are rehearsing to prepare for the event.
We introduce you to your 2015 Stars!
Jon Van Zandt
President, Van Zandt Restorations
Retired Elementary School and Dance Instructor
Environmental Consultant with Marstel-Day, LLC
Public Affairs Coordinator for GEICO
Director of Marketing and Communications
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
“I believe that the arts provide a great opportunity for community connections, personal growth, and expression of life. It is an honor to be a part of Dancing with Stars to help support the art community of Fredericksburg and our college students.”
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life
University of Mary Washington
“Artistic expression means freedom. It allows the mind, body and soul to navigate the world gravity free, unrestricted, unleashed, and unconstrained. The freedom of expression, which comes with escapist art, has allowed humanity to realize futures unencumbered, and brilliantly manifest. Life without art is darkness, beyond which there is no hope, no fantasy, no laughter and no spirits soaring!”
Colonel, US Army Retired
Hirschler Fleischer Attorneys at Law
“The arts are an integral part of our culture and community. My personal favorite is the art of dance. Dance is a form of expression. While few can claim to be masters of dance technique, ALL can learn to communicate through movement. Dancing With The Fredericksburg Stars brings together masters and students to explore a mutual love of dance and to share their unique form of expression with the community.”
Realtor and Principal of The Hagerman Group
Coldwell Banker Elite and Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite
“The arts are paramount to helping us relate better as human beings. Appreciating art enables us to identify with another person and become more empathetic. And that empathy might be necessary as I attempt to conquer the dance floor.”
Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg
“The arts have always been an integral part of my life. My mother was a classically trained pianist and my wife is an artist. In addition, my career is focused on aesthetics.
I see dance as another creative and exciting way to express oneself.”