Mark and Cathy Katz listened intently as “Dancing with the Stars” dance pro Tony Dovolani explained the finer points of executing the Viennese waltz during a group lesson at the recent Superstars of Ballroom Dance Camp at the Burbank Marriott and Convention Center.
The Katzes, who traveled from their hometown of Greensboro, S.C., practiced the box step in three-quarter time, trying to perfect a move they will need when they return home. In spring they will perform in an exhibition dance for a fundraiser for their local charity, Operation Smile. As an orthodontist, the charity is very important to Mark.
The couple, like so many Americans, has fallen in love with ballroom dancing.
“It’s the first athletic activity that we do together,” said Cathy Katz. “It’s a great couple activity, and you meet new friends.” Mark quickly added, “It really has brought us closer as a couple.”