Here is our lineup of dancers and stars for this year. Vote for your favorite couple here! All votes are through PayPal – you do not need a PayPal account to vote. Keep your receipt, votes are tax deductible!
Doug Smith & Betsy McNeill
Doug J Smith
Graduated High School from Tullahoma HS in TN I have lived in 13 states that span from New Jersey to California and from Montana to Georgia Undergraduate from Tennessee Technology University with a BS in Agriculture Engineering Masters of Agriculture Engineering from the University of TN I have a younger brother in Tennessee and an older sister in Bangalore India I live in Cary Have worked at Pfizer for almost 10 years: Current Role – Project Manager, Operational Excellence Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Soccer coach Single father of four awesome kids, Broedy 16, Brooklyn 13, Peyton 11 and Parker 11.
Member of Woodhaven Baptist church in Apex, NC: Sunday School teacher, Royal Ambassador Leader Volunteer through Communities In School as a Lunch Buddy at Ingram Elementary I have only had dance lessons one time about three years ago learning to Shag and have forgotten everything I learned.
Enjoy riding my Harley, mountain biking, working out and hanging out with my kids and friends When I grow up I want to work in the mission field being part of others lives, live in a cabin in the mountains and inhabit my surroundings as green as possible
Betsy McNeill is a registered nurse and community educator at Community Home Care and Hospice in Lee County. She has been employed with Community for almost 9 years and has the world’s most fabulous coworkers. She is an ambassador with the Sanford Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Caregiver Advisory Board at the Enrichment Center, and a volunteer at the Helping Hands Clinic. In her spare time she loves to read, travel, and of course -tear up a dance floor.
Kevin Kirkman & Francis Flanagan
My name is Frances Flanagan and I work here in Sanford at Mid Carolina Gastroenterology for almost two years. I have lived in NC since I was a little girl, Born in Puetro Rico but because of the military I was raised in Fayetteville, NC. I graduated at Western Harnett High School in Olivia and currently attending Central Carolina Community College. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Aaron Flanagan and we share our precious daughter Mya Flanagan who we both adore! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends! In my free time I love to be outdoors soaking up the sun with a good book or magazine!
Child of JoAnn Kirkman and the Late J T Kirkman
DOB May 26, 1962
Born in Lee County
Married to the lovely Terri Kirkman
Three Children John ” JT” Thomas Kirkman II, Kelsey Kirkman, Katie Kirkman
Graduated from Lee Senior High, Sandhills Comm. College, Campbell University, Central Carolina Comm. College
Work Lee County Sheriff’s Office 25 years plus
Retired volunteer firefighter with Northview Fire Dept. 30 plus years, member of San Lee Rotary, Sanford Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites Valley of New Bern, Amran Shrine Temple Raleigh, Sanford Shrine Club, Boy Scouts of America and St. Luke UMC.
Enjoys camping, fishing and going to the coast.
Jeremy & Crystal Jackson
Jeremy and Crystal Jackson- Both Run a Family Owned and Operated Business: Black Belt Leadership Academy in Tramway. Jeremy has been in the Martial Arts for over 25 years. Our Goals and Visions at BBLA is to build a better community by helping people to get in shape, be safe and at the same time install the life skills and character of a true martial artist. We will help you achieve self discipline, high self esteem, a positive outlook, a spirit of constant improvement and an attitude that refuses to give up!
Crystal Howie Jackson- Massage Therapist By Day and Ninja by night. Owns Body Balance Massage and Bodywork- Located at Black Belt Leadership Academy and Family Chiropractic Center.
Providing Muscle Relief from every day Stress and Activities.
In our spare time : Enjoy Kayaking, Hiking & outdoor Adventure Trips.
Tracy Stephens & Laura Stutts
Mr. Tracy Stephens served for 3 years in the US Army, serving in Vietnam in 1967. He attended UNC-Pembroke recieving a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Economics. He is now retired from the Employment Security Commission. He also served on the Board of the State Employees Credit Union for five years and served as Chairperson for two. He has been active in Ballroom Dancing for about five years and is a very active member of US Dance, Inc.
Laura is a Moore County native and is now a retiree there, having graduated from NC State University. She grew up in a house filled with music and has loved dancing ever since her ballet and tap lessons as a child. After an acquaintance took her to a ballroom dance class in 2008 she was ecstatic! She joined the local Carthage chapter of the USA Dance, non-profit organization, serving as Vice President and the current President of the chapter for 2012-2013. Laura is legally blind and admits to such in this manner solely in the hope that other visually-impaired people (and those with any other challenges) will realize they don’t have to give up a passion. “So grab a partner and get on or back on, the dance floor and enjoy life!”
Dr. Jeffrey Love & Kamaria Hooker
Dr. Jeffrey Love is a local dentist of Sanford, NC. He has owned and operated a private practice business for over 24 years. Dr. Love is a native of Robeson County and holds degrees from North Carolina Central University and Meharry Medical College. He serves within his local church in several capacities as well as within the local community on various boards. Dr. Love made his debut in The Chocolate Nutcracker as Drosselmyer and The Wiz as The Wiz himself, both at the Lee County Arts Center. Along with spending time with his family, Dr. Love enjoys dabbling in photography, tinkering around the office when it’s closed, taking frequent power walks, enjoying an occasional movie and entertaining.
Kamaria Hooker is an assistant dance instructor at Karla’s Kids Musical Ministries School of Liturgical Dance in Sanford. She began her training at the tender age of two and began dancing on Pointe at the young age of 8. Like her mother Kamaria has been trained by principal dancers from The Dance Theatre of Harlem and also The American Ballet Theatre. Kamaria has worked locally on children’s productions and sets at the Temple Theatre. Kamaria is a senior at Lee County High School. She will complete her senior year early, in January 2013 and plans to attend college and major in forensic science.