Coordinator, Kearney Therapeutic
Horseback Riding Program
Cheryl Webber has a passion for helping people, primarily through horseback-riding therapy. But her experience in dancing gives her the ability to help people through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a dancing star. She’s eager to begin practicing and likes a challenge. Cheryl is involved in the community on the Kearney Family YMCA Board, the Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program Board, and Bridge Coordinator for the Fort Kearny Shrine Auxiliary. She’s a mom to adult kids Chris and Thomas.
Dancing experience: “None formally. I learned to dance with my dad as a child at wedding dances, barn dances etc. I try to find some music to dance to most weekends.”
How might someone describe your dancing? “Fun I hope!”
Favorite dance style: Cha-cha, Swing, Waltz.
‘Go-to’ dance move: “A two-step will usually work if my partner doesn’t know a lot of other steps.”
Song that will get you out on the dance floor? “Any great country song or classic rock/pop.”
Favorite dance partner: “Michael Buettner. He’s taught me a few new dances since I met him six years ago.”
Personal goal for KDWTS: “To attempt something out of my comfort zone and ultimately perform this dance flawlessly. Or at least without embarrassing myself and my partner. I especially hope to help reach the goal of raising money and awareness for suicide prevention.”
Why did you decide to participate in KDWTS? “To challenge myself and overcome the fear of being in front of a crowd.”