VIDEO: Mason Williams Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Space Coast Daily // June 2, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast contestant Mason Williams is an attorney with Widerman Malek, PL. He attends to a full range of civil litigation and intellectual property matters, but focuses on Intellectual Property Litigation, Construction Law, Contract and Business Law, Guardianship and Probate.
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: Mason Williams
Mason Williams is an attorney with Widerman Malek, PL. He attends to a full range of civil litigation and intellectual property matters, but focuses on Intellectual Property Litigation, Construction Law, Contract and Business Law, Guardianship and Probate.
Before becoming an attorney, Mason’s first career was working as a civil engineer in Melbourne, Florida.
Williams has experience working with nearly all levels of government and governmental agencies throughout Florida.
He has advocated and participated in several jury and non-jury trials and is a Registered Engineering Intern (E.I.) and a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator, Certification No. 26989 C.
Williams played collegiate varsity baseball at Florida Tech (NCAA Div. II) from 2002-2004.
He enjoys practicing law and volunteering in the community in which he was raised, but when he’s not working or volunteering, Williams enjoys baseball, softball, golf, hunting, fishing, computers and attending Florida Gator football games.
Kristan Johnson – Instructor
Kristan Johnson started Ballroom dancing on Halloween of 2003. She was inspired by her late father to do so because at one point, he was an Arthur Murray Dance Instructor. A job he took so he could learn to dance in order to impress Kristan’s mother.
She fell in love with Ballroom dancing herself and has gone on to dance as an amateur in many showcases, performances, and Ballroom competitions.
Johnson has won Top Overall Female, Top Gold Female, First Place Championships and other first place awards in American Smooth and American Rhythm styles of dance – here in Florida – as well as New Orleans, Las Vegas and Springfield, Massachusetts.
Most recently,Johnson received the Top Gold Solo Award at the Majesty Dance Sport Competition in Orlando for the performance you will be seeing on June 6.
A Viennese Waltz to the song “Say Something” from the band A Great Big World. This routine was choreographed to honor her father – the one who inspired her to dance in the first place.
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