Kettering Police Foundation to host 2021 Dancing With The Kettering Stars fundraiser.


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Kettering, Ohio – Are you a fan of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. If so, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see which Kettering celebrity dancer brings home their very own Mirror Ball Trophy at the 2021 Dancing With The Kettering Stars sponsored by the Kettering Police Foundation.

The Foundation sponsors the Dancing With The Kettering Stars event as a fundraiser. Proceeds from the event help fund the Foundation’s programs such as its community scholarship programs, and the Shop With KPD program.

This year's Dancing With The Kettering Stars will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM. The event will be at the Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Dayton, Ohio 45429.

The 2021 competition features six local competitors.

Carrie Kihn might be this year’s leading candidate to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy. Kihn is currently the Kettering-Fairmont High School Cheer Coach and has 21-years of experience coaching competitive cheer. Kihn also has 16-years of tap, ballet, and jazz dance experience. Kihn is also a local teacher. She is in her 20th year at Southdale Elementary where she began as a literacy specialist and is currently the librarian. Kihn is a Kettering native with many years of volunteer experience in the community. Kihn says she can’t wait to “dust off her dancing shoes to see if she still has the moves!”. Kihn will be partnered with professional dancer Craig who is the Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Centre.

Shauna Kaczynski, Kettering City Council Clerk since 2015. Kaczynski lives in Kettering with her husband Lenny and Daughter Ava. Kaczynski comes into the competition with some dance background from when she took modern ballet classes as a teenager. Kaczynski says she is looking forward to learning a new style of dance and putting on a “show stopping” performance. Kaczynski will be hitting the dance floor with Arthur Murray Dayton dance instructor Guillermo.

Officer Lester Spinks is an 11-year veteran of the Kettering Police Department. Officer Spinks currently works as the School Resource Officer for Kettering Fairmont High School. Spinks apparently has very little formal dance experience; the Kettering Police Foundation says that those who attended this year's Fairmont Prom are aware of Spinks’ dance moves. Spinks is married to his college sweetheart Samantha and has two boys, Cole and Christian. Spinks doesn’t claim to be a great dancer, but he does say he likes to have a good time. Spinks will be hitting the dance floor with Arthur Murray Professional Dancer Megan to try and claim the Mirror Ball Trophy.

Jason Moore is a newbie to dance. Moore is a community volunteer and a financial planner for Riegel Financial in Kettering. Moore has served as the President of the Dor-Wood Optimist Club, and as a Board Member for the Kettering Backpack program. Moore has also received business honors from the Dayton Business Journal, Forbes, and Investment News Magazine. More is married to his wife Jaimee and has three sons, Ethan, Carter, and Noah. Moore says that dancing is outside of his comfort zone, but that he is excited to give it a try. Moore will partner with Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton’s Amanda

Dr. Roberto Colon is Vice President of Quality ad Patient Safety for Premier Health, and Chief Medical Officer for Miami Valley Hospital. Colon describes himself as being somewhere between Elaine from Seinfeld and Kevin James in Hitch. Colon has lived in Kettering since 2000, is married to his wife Vicky, who he describes as an incredibly patient woman, and has two children, Ryan and Elena. Colon says he lives in the best neighborhood in the State, Madison’s Grant, and enjoys golf, although he is often compelled to curse at the ball. Colon will also compete with Amanda of Arthur Murray Dance Centre Dayton.

Mary Sanders is a lifelong Kettering resident who works for Humana. Her dancing experience is limited to some clog dancing back in the 1980s. Sanders says she likes to sleep a lot, drive well over the speed limit, read trashy romances novels and psychological thrillers, and “zealously” share dad jokes and bad puns. Sanders says her “outdoorsy” side is limited to reading on the back deck, and she doesn’t count herself as overly athletic. Sanders will also be dancing with professional dancer Craig of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

Event attendees can select from three entrée dinners, roast prime rib of beef with au jus, cranberry apple stuffed chicken breast with cornbread apple craisin stuffing and sauce, zucchini stuffed with couscous topped with seasoned red/yellow tomatoes on a bed of artichokes and marinara. Each entre comes with fresh cut green beans and potatoes, and water and iced tea.

Each attendee can vote for their favorite dancer. Attendees can also purchase extra votes for $5 each.

The evening will also feature a cash bar and semi-formal attire is recommended.

Individual tickets can be purchased for $65 or a table of 8 can be purchased for $550. Tickets can be purchased at

The dancers have been working hard getting ready for the November 6, 2021, Dancing With The Kettering Stars competition. The Kettering Police Foundation is posting periodic updates on their Facebook page which you can view at

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