David Pooler grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an Army veteran, is married to Cheryl Pooler, and they have two adult daughters. He is starting his fifteenth year as a Professor of Social Work at Baylor University. David loves traveling, riding bikes, hiking, and camping. He is an advocate for adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse and is also a therapist here in Waco. David and Cheryl are hosting an exchange from Germany and are enjoying their journey of learning about a new culture. David has not danced before in any capacity but jumped right into the opportunity to be a Waco star and help raise money for the Family Abuse Center.
Sydney Curtis got her start in swing dancing as a hobby through the Baylor Swing Dance Society. She now teaches and competes in all styles as an Arthur Murray Professional. She loves teaching people to dance because of the positive change that dancing can bring and because dance has the special ability to connect people across the world, from all different backgrounds. Sydney experienced the positive change that dancing brings and is excited to share that with as many people as she can. Her favorite dances are Samba and East Coast Swing. When she’s not dancing, Sydney enjoys the outdoors and good books (often at the same time), the performing arts, and long walks with her husband.