VIDEO: Milo Zonka Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Space Coast Daily // May 23, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast contestant Milo Zonka is currently working as the Senior Director of Finance & Administration for the Brevard County Property Appraiser, Dana Blickley, Milo has had an eclectic career, working previously in airline operations, financial management and government affairs.
Local Celebrities Ready To Strut Their Stuff For Needy
Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that will benefit three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 6.
Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds this year to be distributed to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Scott Center For Autism and Serene Harbor.
This exciting event will feature 12 Space Coast community and business leaders, including Amy Boyson, Lila Buescher, William Capote, Katie Jacobus, Robert Jordan, Charlie Nash, Jackie Pantello, Rita Pritchett, Susan Vallette, Mason Williams and Milo Zonka.
BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE
Each celebrity dancer will be matched up with a professional dancer as they compete in a ballroom dance – and for bragging rights as the best dancer in Brevard.
On the evening of June 6, each dance pair will compete in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges.
During the show, couples will earn scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone don’t decide the dancer’s final score.
Leading up to the actual performance, the dancers will have already scored 60 percent of their points through their fundraising endeavors.
DANCER PROFILE: Milo Zonka
Milo Zonka is the least likely competitor on Dancing with the Space Coast, having been born into a family of klutzes and gaining mastery of awkwardness at an early age.
A native of Chicago and a lifelong Cubs fan, Milo is used to being the underdog!
Currently working as the Senior Director of Finance & Administration for the Brevard County Property Appraiser, Dana Blickley, Milo has had an eclectic career, working previously in airline operations, financial management and government affairs.
He was a member of the Palm Bay City Council from 2007-2010 and has served on a number of boards and committees related to government and community over the years.
He is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, is a licensed commercial pilot and aircraft dispatcher and is a Certified Financial Planner designee.
In his spare time away from work, in addition to being a pest to his teenage children, Milo is working on a Master’s Degree at the University of Central Florida, serving as the Chairman of LEAD Brevard and Treasurer for the Brevard County Field of Dreams, as well as several other commitments.
He was named as one of the “100 Most Powerful” by Space Coast Business in 2010 and as a “Go-To Guy” by the Florida Today in 2012, but he’d prefer to be known as a guy who works hard, enjoys a good laugh, who gives back and wants to see a better, stronger community for us all — and who didn’t break any vital bones or organs while Dancing for the Space Coast.
Heidi Arnold – Instructor
Heidi was born in Binghamton, New York where her parents enrolled her in dance lessons at the age of 3 years old.
She has been dancing ever since. She was on her school’s dance team and won many competitions.
Heidi started her dance career at TC Dance Club, where she became the lead advanced instructor.
She has been teaching ballroom and Latin style dancing for 13 years and now teaches at Dancin’ Dance Studio in Indialantic, Florida.
Heidi is half of the 2012 Dancing with Brevard Grand Champion team, having won the title last year with her partner, Jim Barfield.
She loves being able to pass on her passion and knowledge of dancing to others.
Several Dancing With the Space Coast sponsorship levels are available, including the Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250.
Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing With the Space Coast is sponsored by Harris Corp., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology and C&R Designs.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com