Rita Cady-Celebrity Dancer
I was born, grew up and have pretty much live in Billings my whole life. I have two sisters; beautiful sisters, Lisa and Kari. I went to High School at Billings Central and College at MSU Bozeman and Billings. I currently work at Adult Resource Alliance as the Activities Manager. I raised three amazing children Michael 24, Samuel 21, Claire 19 and I have the sweetest dog, Norman!
Why do you want to participate in this event?
I attended my first Dancing with the Stars last year. I just loved the event. How the dancers were connected with a local senior and their new relationship was documented and shown at the event.
What is one Interesting fact about you that most people don't know?
Me……….I would love to live in a Tiny house.
Who is a senior in your life that has been an inspiration to you, why?.
My father, Jerry Michael. His unconditional love for his daughters and grandchildren.
I have been married to carol for 24 years.We have 2 daughters, Briana age 20, a sophomore at Rocky Mountain College, and Emilie Haskins,18, a senior at Columbus High School.
I started dancing at the age of 21, and could not get enough. I competed with my wife for 4 years in CWDI (Country Western Dance International). We competed in 2 step, waltz, east coast swing and west coast swing. I started a country western dance group called the Renegades from 1995-2012, where I choreographed routines in 2 step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, and Night Club 2 step. We performed at Billings area nursing homes.
I've been teaching for 5 years through adult education classes with sharon luloff in Columbus, Red Lodge, Laurel, and Big Timber. We teach 2 step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, and West Coast Swing.
I am a Maintenance Tech for Spectrum for the last 14 years.
Why did you want to participate in this event?
I wanted to participate in this competition to share my love of Dance.
What is one fact about you that most people don't know?
I met my wife dancing and proposed to her on the dance floor.
Who is a senior in your life that has been an inspiration to you, why?
Ben Laws, he was a great husband, father, family friend, Christian, and extremely generous in all he did. He inspired me along with my parents to aspire to all these attributes.