Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DWTRVS: Dancing For A Cause

DRUM ROLL PLEASE....I am excited to announce that I will be participating in the 5th Annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars , to benefit Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs.  What is Sparrow Clubs!? Its an organization of:

Compassion: We believe that all children will benefit from having meaningful opportunities to engage in giving of themselves to others in need.
Conscience: We believe that children learn best from education and life experiences that establish a foundation for successful decision-making.
Character: We believe that children can distinguish themselves with special traits and qualities at an early stage in their lives when they are presented with opportunities to engage in activities that promote selflessness, service, and caring for others.
Community: We believe that the quality of life within and around each community can be enriched when members, including children, have the opportunity to give of themselves for the betterment of the whole community.

You can find our more about Sparrow Clubs here


My PRO partner, Jason Younker, and I will be doing the East Coast Swing; and we have a phenomenal routine, thanks to the help of our choreographers, Mike and Molly. We spend hours laughing, oh yah, and dancing, and it has been such an amazing experience so far. 

All stars need a head shot:

An outfit/costume designer: 

{the more bling and flash the better...}

A vignette:

I get asked a lot what made me decide to do this? Am I nervous?
 I love to live life to the  fullest and enjoy opportunities that allow me to experience things I wouldn't otherwise experience. While I love to "social" dance {at weddings, events, Saturday night at Ronky Tonk} I have no formal dance instruction, so this has definitely been a fun, and at times challenging, learning experience for me.  What has been even more compelling than my love of dancing, is my desire to wholeheartedly support an organization that I truly believe in.  I have had the opportunity to work firsthand with local sparrows, their families, and the students who rally to support them, and it is beyond inspiring.  The sparrows are fighting what will be the toughest battle of their lives, and they do it with such strength, determination and faith.  While I am not nervous for the actual performance itself, there are things that make me nervous...being on camera! Being dropped, twisted, and spun! Whenever my fears and insecurities start to show up at practice or in front of the camera, I remember the true stars, the Sparrows.  My struggles are trivial compared to what they are going through...and I am determined to dance my heart out for each and everyone of them.  

With over a month to go until the actual event, this has already been such an amazing experience for me! I am overwhelmed by the love and support of family and friends...feeling blessed beyond measure. And to say it has been fun would be an understatement. My journey to Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars has been inspiring, uplifting, and all around amazing. 

Head shot, vignette, outfit, hours of dancing...
There is one more component to being a star..FUNDRAISING! 

Please consider supporting a phenomenal event AND cause by contributing to #TeamJasonandHolly. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS! 100% of the funds raised by the stars goes directly to the Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs. 

Here is a sneak peak of what we have been working on...we have our work cut out for us, don't we Jason!? ;) 

Thank you in advance for blessing children and families in need, your support is greatly appreciated!


  1. You are gorgeous! Yes, your photos are smoking hot AND/plus how many drop dead gorgeous women, get up on stage, try something new, and own it like a boss? not too many. Love you!! xoxo

  2. You are such a rock star. I love that you live life to the fullest and take advantage of every new and awesome opportunity that comes your way. Just being around you for one weekend I was able to tell that so clearly. You have such a special zest for life and a kind heart. And I'm loving the head shot and Vine photo. Can't wait to hear how it all goes!!! Maybe you can teach me some new moves when we do another relay??? xoxo

  3. There you go again... being all awesome ;) I love the headshot, you gorgeous thang. Good luck with the fundraiser and the dance. I am sure you'll do fantabulous!