FORT MILL York County Coroner Sabrina Gast has spent at least two days a week, more than an hour each time, preparing for her dancing debut. Though she’s never danced in public before and is more than a little nervous about doing it now, she’s excited about being part of “Dancing with the Stars – Fort Mill” and raising money to support middle school sports.
As she prepares for the competition, we asked her a few questions.
Q: Why did you want to participate?
“I just think it’s a great opportunity to serve the community. I have two children that participated in middle school sports and I think it is a great part of their development. It helps the kids and the community. It keeps them off the streets and gives them productive things to do.”
Q: Do you have any dance experience?
“Not a dime. None.”
Q: What is your strategy for “Dancing with the Stars – Fort Mill?”
“My strategy is to have fun and do the best that I can. If I am able to win it will be from fundraising because it definitely won’t be my dancing skills. But I’m having a good time and enjoying it and I think the event will be a fantastic one for the community. And I hope it will raise a lot of money for middle school sports.”
Q: Why do you think middle school sports are important?
“Teaching children team skills starts early. If you can teach them that early when they are growing and maturing, they will learn to work in the community as a team. Everyone has a part to play and you have to learn to fit into that part. The best way to learn to do that is by playing a sport. It’s a great opportunity to mold the adult citizens we will have, at a later point.”
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of profiles of contestants in “Dancing with the Stars – Fort Mill.”