Nominations for next year’s Dancing With Missouri Stars are OPEN!

Mareck Center for Dance recently hosted its flagship fundraiser, Dancing With Missouri Stars (DWMS), featuring local celebrity dancers, stunning costumes, theatrics, and ballroom dance performances. The event introduced new faces, including Michele Curry as the Mistress of Ceremonies and Jerrell Jackson as a judge.

The roster of celebrity dancers, including David Wilson, Teresa Snow, David Melloway, Shelley Lyle, Zack Girard, Lili Vianello, Jared Reichel, and Curt Kippenberger, delivered outstanding performances alongside their professional dance partners from Mareck Dance.

The DanceReach program students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia showcased a collaborative dance piece during intermission, demonstrating the transformative power of dance.

Jared Reichel claimed first place, followed by David Wilson in second and Zack Girard in third. Mareck Center for Dance extends gratitude to all the dedicated celebrities and the supportive community that contributed to the success of Dancing With Missouri Stars.

Dancing With Missouri Stars is a vital competition-style fundraiser supporting Mareck Center for Dance, contributing to over a third of their yearly budget. The event sustains professional performances, education, and popular community programs.

The success of Dancing With Missouri Stars was made possible by esteemed sponsors Mpix (Miller’s Professional Imaging) and Girard Homes, along with dedicated volunteers and an enthusiastic audience.

This is the first year we have nominations open for next year’s Dancing With Missouri Stars. Nominate yourself or a friend by following the link below!

Visionworks Marketing Group Receives International Recognition

Columbia, Missouri Visionworks Marketing Group was recognized as part of the 29th annual Communicator Awards presented by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Visionworks received the Award of Distinction for Promotional Collateral-Invitation for Design and Print. The award-winning work was the 2022 ATHENA International Awards Banquet invitation and award program.

The 2023 Communicator Award competition featured an incredible pool of more than 3,000 entries. The Academy, founded more than a decade ago, is an organization of leading, top tier professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive arts.

Celebrating 28 years of excellence, Visionworks has developed powerful and effective marketing strategies for clients across multiple platforms. The agency’s core competencies include strategic planning and consulting; creative services; online marketing; audio production; and media planning and placement. For more information about Visionworks Marketing Group, contact [email protected] or call 573.449.8567.

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