Community Council for the Arts

Promoting the Arts:  Stars Dance for the Arts

January 20, 2018
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to all our dancers for participating in our 6th Annual Stars Dance For The Arts  (SDFA)! It was a star-studded, action-packed event hosted by Vickie Robinson and Wells Gulledge. SDFA 2018 featured superstar couples dancing to generously raise funds for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts. Each couple performed an exciting and expertly choreographed dance. We appreciate the participation of these dancers and for their support!

MEET  -- Allison Jones & Jon Clemmons
This team performed the Mambo to (I've Had) The Time of My Life  by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

                                                  Allison Jones
                                                  Dance Training: “I’ve never been a dancer, but I am looking forward to learning
                                                  something new!”

                                                  Background & Interests: Allison was born and raised in Greenville, and attended 
                                                  school at Parrott Academy as a child. She enjoys working at her family’s business,
                                                  Copypro, as an account manager for Lenoir and Greene Counties. She also participates                       in the local Rotary and Lion’s Club and in her free time enjoys traveling, running, 
                                                  horseback riding, and road-biking.


                                                   Jon Clemmons 
                                                   Dance Training: None

                                                   Education and Work Experience: Jon received his Bachelor of Science degree from
                                                   North Carolina State University in Business Management with minors in Spanish &
                                                   Parks Recreation and Tourism Management and a Master’s degree from Lenoir Rhyne
                                                   University in Business Administration. He is employed by Down East Wood Ducks as
                                                   Director of Sales.

                                                   Background & Interests: Besides, Kinston, Jon has lived in Swansboro, Raleigh, Knightdale, and Asheville. His favorite destination place is South America, and he enjoys running, fishing, golfing, and annual travels to different Major League and Minor League baseball stadiums. Jon is involved with the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plains Advisory Board, the Park Scholarship Selection Committee, and he is a Rotarian. Jon’s greatest accomplishments, to date, include a full academic scholarship to North Carolina State University, Park Scholarship and three (3) Minor League baseball championship rings: Asheville Tourists (2012 & 2014) and Down East Wood Ducks (2017).

Family: Jon’s parents reside in Swansboro and his sister, brother-in-law, and nephews live in Holly Springs.

What does Jon like about Lenoir County? “Location – it is the hub of Eastern North Carolina and home to your Down East Wood Ducks!”

What is Jon looking forward to by participating in this event? “I’m looking forward to this event to get to better know the people in this community and pick up a few dance moves along the way. I’m excited to be doing something outside of my comfort zone in order to help CCA.”

Allison Jones &
 Jon Clemmons


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