Administrator by day, dancer by night!
Jae Smith from Watertown High will be a contestant in the Rotary Club's Dancing with the Stars on May 10
April 18, 2019
Some of you may know her from bringing in your uniforms for sports. Soon you will know her for Dancing with the Stars.
She is Jae Smith, the athletic administrative assistant at Watertown High.
“I thought it would be so easy, but I thought wrong,” she said, talking about the first few dance practices she had.
Dancing with the Stars is run by the Watertown Rotary Club. It will be held Friday, May 10, at the Hellenic Cultural Center. Ms. Smith was asked to participate at a meeting by a parent who is in the Watertown Rotary Club, and there was no way she would let this opportunity go by.
It’s a fund-raiser, and all the money that Rotary gets is invested back to the schools and community, so she felt obligated to help and say yes. She also thought it would be a fun experience.
Ms. Smith had no experience ballroom dancing, so when she started she was very new to everything. She started practicing at the end of January and she has been working hard with her instructor, who will also be her partner for the dance.
She knows the competition and knows what to look out for in order to win.
“Never take yourself so seriously, step out of your comfort zone, laugh, and have fun,” said Ms. Smith about her amazing experience.
If you want to go support Ms. Smith, have laughs, and, most importantly, support a great cause, get tickets for Friday, May 10, at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the competition starts at 7:15 p.m. You don’t want to miss this, because it will be a night to remember.
General admission is $40 per person and VIP tickets are $60 per person. All the money earn will all be going back to scholarships and many other things, so the more people who go, the more chances the kids will get.
–April 17, 2019–
Pierre Paul Labossiere is a member of the Raider Times staff.