Biermann working on his dance moves for Alzheimer’s Association

Defensive Kroy Biermann is working on his ball room dancing moves for a good cause.

Defensive Kroy Biermann is working on his ball room dancing moves for a good cause.

BIRDLAND — Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann has been working on his dance moves.

No, he doesn’t plan to dance around offensive tackles this season.

But he does hope to help raise funds for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in a “Dancing with the Stars” type competition that will be held 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 16 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.

The event, which has Ambassador Andrew Young serving as the honorary event chair, is called the “Dancing Stars of Atlanta.”

Biermann is currently training with and will perform with a professional dancer from the Daza Dance Academy and Academy Ballroom.

“I’ve got a great partner,” Biermann said. “She really knows what she’s doing. I think we’ll come up with a pretty good routine.”

Biermann was set to leave for his final practice in Alpharetta on Wednesday. He didn’t want to give up too much about the routine, though.

“It’s kind of a style of West Coast swing,” Biermann said. “It’s a lot of footwork in there. A lot of moves that will excite the crowd. It’s going to be good.”

Some of the other celebrity dancers include Sheree’ Whitfield, from the popular TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”; Tom Kinkelaar, Georgia Tech assistant baseball coach; Carolyn Young, community activist, wife of Ambassador Young; Cindy Lou Harrington, accomplished singer-songwriter; Joanne Truffelman, chairman and co-owner of TG Madison advertising agency; Rep. Elly Dobbs, Georgia state house representative; Leslie Anderson, president/chief executive officer, Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, and Rich D’Amaro, chairman and chief executive officer of Tatum, LLC.

Some of the judges will include the lovely Jovita Moore and Justin Farmer of WSB-TV. Also, Daza Dance’s new president, Michael Reeves, who partnered with Cheryl Burke, two-time winner of Dancing with the Stars, prior to moving to Atlanta will be a judge.

Here’s what Biermann is asking the Falcons fans to do for him. If you can’t purchase tickets and attend, then he needs you to vote.

You can purchase your tickets today or join Kroy’s efforts by voting for Kroy at http://dancingstarsofatlanta.com. One vote equals $1 that goes towards supporting programs and services of Alzheimer’s Association.

Who knows, maybe Biermann could be following in the footsteps of Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice and Chad Ochocinco and be on the real “Dancing with the Stars” next season.

20 comments Add your comment

Jim

May 5th, 2010
12:12 pm

The `Beerman` strikes again! LOL

truth

May 5th, 2010
12:43 pm

Isn’t he also a brain surgeon.

Section 108

May 5th, 2010
12:54 pm

Less dance practice, more film and weight room time!!

newkid

May 5th, 2010
1:19 pm

The ‘dancing bier’. Wasn’t there another ‘dancing bear’ defensive lineman in the NFL awhile back?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 5th, 2010
1:21 pm

Section 108 — He’s doing and film and weight training too. That blog will come later.

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Chucktown 38

May 5th, 2010
2:55 pm

Did he stay at a Holiday Inn Express or something?

ATL Fan

May 5th, 2010
3:51 pm

Get down witcha bad self!

SirReal

May 5th, 2010
3:53 pm

Hopefully, it’ll enhance his footwork and he WILL be able to dance around defenders!lol

waynester

May 5th, 2010
8:35 pm

Sir Real has summed it up nicely–at least he’s not @#$@ing around on personal watercraft or ridin’ dirty!

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Singletary

May 6th, 2010
4:16 am

Truth & Chucktown 38, I like your posts almost as much as I like seeing The Biermann “delivering” in our opponent’s back field. Hopefully, someone will post this on YouTube so that everyone can appreciate his moves. Anyone wanna explain what West Coast Swing is…? (other than pounding the NFC West, that is.)

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 6th, 2010
7:35 am

Tallcrarl

May 6th, 2010
9:26 am

D.O.L. Thanks for a nice story. I enjoy the positive stories and hope our young people learn that when you have been blesses there are many opportunities to give back. That leadership does not end on the field or court. Just a thought.

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Alzheimer's Association

May 11th, 2010
12:37 pm

For those of you interested in seeing Kroy cut a rug this Sunday, tickets are still available, and he needs your support! http://dancingstarsofatlanta.kintera.org/tickets or call 404-728-1181 for details.

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