Thiel gets ready to rumba

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 04:04 AM

Look for a surprise from Matt Thiel during his Dancing with the High Point Stars performance.
Thiel, an investment adviser who has been practicing since November, will dance a rumba with Fred Astaire professional Dasha Chube in the Feb. 23 fundraising event for Communities in Schools High Point. Thiel has practiced 15 times since he was recruited into the program.
“These instructors are so terrific,” Thiel said. “I picked up the dance faster than I expected.”
The local “stars” will be paired with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios.
It was hard for Thiel to turn down a chance to help CIS, he said.
“I have seen what the outcomes have been at Northwood Elementary and how CIS impacted the school,” Thiel said.
Money from the event supports the CIS mission to offer students a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and community.

Dancing with the High Point Stars

• When: 6 p.m., Feb. 23
• Where: Showplace, downtown High Point 
• Admission: $40 which includes one “vote” along with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. 
• Contest: The local dancers will receive awards for most votes, best dance and best costume.
• Tickets and Voting: Visit www.highpoint.communitiesinschools.org, or call 336.883.6434, ext. 26, or visit the CIS office at 503 Ferndale Blvd.