Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Will Dan Quayle be the Next Celebrity on Dancing with the Stars?

Rumors are spreading that ABC is aggressively pursuing Dan Quayle for next season's Dancing With the Stars. Perhaps the former vice president who couldn't spell "potato" will triumphantly dance the mashed potato(e).

One website says the star is "on the short list" and in final negotiations. Quayle has yet to officially confirm.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Kim Kardashian to Join Dancing with the Stars?

Socialite Kim Kardashian has been tapped as the latest celebrity to join the cast of hit show Dancing with the Stars.

The former girlfriend of R&B singer Ray J is reportedly in talks with network executives to appear on the hit talent contest, where she would show off her assets in the hope of winning the crown as America's favorite novice ballroom dancer.

According to the New York Daily News, Kardashian is set to join the cast - rumored to include former 'N Sync star Lance Bass - for the show's upcoming season this autumn.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Confi-Dance Team Match

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Rochester, MN is having a Confi-Dance Team Match this Friday, July 19th. Click here for more information.

Fred Astaire National Awards

The following national awards were awarded at this year’s Cross Country Dance Championships:

Top Junior
Savanna Michael, Jupiter, FL

Top Newcomer Students
Male – Andy Sage, Lake Park, FL
Female – Sara Sage, Lake Park, FL

Top Bronze Students
Male- Andy Sage, Lake Park, FL
Female – Gracelynn Tuotti, Buffalo, NY

Top Silver Students
Male – Kent Savage, Houston Kingwood, TX
Female – Mary Mitchem, Houston Katy, TX

Top Gold Students
Male – Sean Orr, Tarrytown, NY
Female – Lindsey Willis, Tarrytown, NY

Top Overall Students
Male – Kent Savage, Houston Kingwood, TX
Female – Patricia Becker, Buffalo, NY

Runner Up Top Studio
Jupiter, FL

Top Studio
Chicago North

2008 CCDC Top Teachers
1st Place – Sean Emad, Mesa, AZ
2nd Place – Warren Brown, Jupiter, FL
3rd Place – Genadi Lulchev, Scottsdale, AZ
4th Place – Vladimir Velev, Jupiter, FL
5th Place – Ben Seifert, Houston Woodlands, TX
6th Place – Jessica Nail, Houston Kingwood, TX

Ballroom Is Booming!

According to a recent article in Poron Insider, enrollment is up at dance class studios across the nation, but the real surge is yet to come.... Click here to read the full text of the article.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Congratulations to Ilya Ifraimov and Nadia Goulina

Fred Astaire studio owners in Montville, New Jersey and Champion Dancers Ilya Ifraimov and Nadia Goulina recently won the World Masters Title in Professional Latin at the Yankee Classic 2008 and the North American Professional Latin title at the North American Dancesport Championships 2008.

Fred Astaire Trivia

During last month's conference on Fred Astaire in Oxford, England, scholars from around the world shed more light on America's favorite dancer of all time, Mr. Fred Astaire:
  • Fashion writer G. Bruce Boyer presented on how Astaire’s soft-collared shirts and comfortable suit jackets replaced the customary European wardrobe of high starched collars and restricted jackets.
  • British record producer Ken Barnes recalled how he persuaded Bing Crosby and Astaire to duet on an album in the 1970s. When he heard that Barnes wanted the sound of tap dancing for one of the tracks, Astaire said, “Nothing sounds like feet but feet,” and did the steps himself.
  • Astaire perfected and improved upon the “wraparound” movement in his routines - a series of steps originally described in Vernon and Irene Castle’s dance manual - in which he encircled his partner with one arm, then unwraps her and returns to their initial position.
  • Astaire used jazz motifs borrowed from African-American musicians like Fats Waller and Lionel Hampton.
  • Film and television historian Patricia Tobias demonstrated how Astaire made sure that camera tracking always complemented body movement, keeping the dancing figure within the central third of the frame.
  • Famous choreographer George Balanchine incorporated Astaire’s movements in his work with the New York City Ballet. In one clip shown, a Balanchine ballerina is heard telling two young dancers to “make it more Astaire.”
  • Astaire's daughter, Ava, admitted that while dancing at her debutante ball, she and her father were the only couple moving in the wrong direction!

Another Star Considers Dancing With The Stars?

Stage and film actor William Hurt is thinking of following Marlee Matlin's footsteps in Dancing With The Stars. He co-starred with Matlin in 1986's hit film Children of a Lesser God.

According to OK Magazine, Hurt is a fan of the show, watching last season as Matlin danced her way to seventh place. "He said of the deaf actress, "She's amazing in every way. She's always had my vote.""

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Tour Dates

September 2008
9/20 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
9/21 Portland, OR - Rose Garden
9/23 West Valley City, UT - "E" Center
9/25 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
9/27 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
9/28 San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
9/30 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

October 2008
Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
10/2 Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
10/4 Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
10/5 Fresno, CA - SaveMart Center
10/7 Glendale, AZ - Arena
10/10 Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre
10/11 Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
10/12 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
10/14 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
10/15 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/17 Chicago, IL - United Center
10/18 Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
10/19 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
10/21 Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
10/22 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
10/24 Highland Heights, KY - Bank of KY Ctr
10/25 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
10/26 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/28 Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena
10/29 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena

November 2008
11/1 Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater
11/2 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Center
11/3 Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center
11/5 Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum
11/6 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
11/8 Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center
11/9 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
11/10 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
11/12 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena

Next Celebrity on Dancing With The Stars

Former N-sync star Lance Bass is set to appear in the next season of Dancing With The Stars, starting in September 2008.

Movie Minutiae

During the filming of Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly teased Debbie Reynolds about her lack of dancing talent. Fred Astaire discovered nineteen-year-old Reynolds crying under a piano and gave her dance lessons.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Home Sweet Home for Fabian Sanchez

Reprinted from Birmingham Magazine:


Hoover resident Fabian Sanchez and his dance partner, Academy Award-wining actress Marlee Matlin, may not have won season six of Dancing with the Stars, but Sanchez’s larger-than-life personality and exuberance for our city ensure his place on our 2008 Hot List. And boy can he dance!

Born in New York City, Sanchez spent his childhood in his parents’ native Colombia and has lived in Birmingham since he was a teenager. His dream was to become a professional soccer player but a summer job teaching dance at a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio turned into his career for the past 16 years. “I didn’t come in here wanting to stay,” says Sanchez, “but I just fell in love with the dancing, I thought it was so cool and I saw the opportunities that I could have. And, here in this business you could be a United States champion or a world champion, you could be a coach, manager, supervisor, whatever you want to do, you can do in this business.”

Sanchez has indeed achieved much in his career. He and his wife Jacqueline own a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio in Hoover, he’s a four-time Fred Astaire National Champion and in 2006 was the World Mambo Champion. It was this feat along with the support of his good friend Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy, a Dancing with the Stars veteran, which catapulted his name to the forefront of contenders for a coveted spot on season six of the show. The experience was a whirlwind. He was called on Thursday night and had to be in Los Angeles three days later to begin practicing with Matlin. Days were spent practicing, appearing at numerous special events, doing interviews and signing autographs.

Now that this season has ended, Sanchez is traveling around the country making appearances with Matlin, attending charity events and coaching and judging throughout the Fred Astaire organization. He’s also enjoying time with his wife and son at home and at their studio while waiting to hear if he’ll be selected for the next season of Dancing with the Stars.But, Sanchez says that a permanent move to Los Angeles is not in his future. To prove his love for his home Sanchez tells a story from a night spent at a Los Angeles club along with the other Dancing with the Stars celebrities and professionals. He says, “One night Kid Rock was [at this club] and he decided to get up there and sing three times. He did two of his songs. The last thing he sang, I mean I went nuts because it was ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ ... Every time I hear that song when I’m out of town, it reminds me of how much I love this place, how much I love being here and I’m so glad I chose to stay in this city. When that song comes on, especially that night and everybody, all my friends, the dancers and celebrities from the show, obviously everybody knows I live here, so everybody came and hugged me and started singing with me. ... It was so cool, man to hear that song over there. That’s it, I’m just happy to be here, happy to be able to see my family and I’m happy for the people with Dancing with the Stars to give me an amazing opportunity to be able to expand my career and be able to take it to as high of a level as it is to be on that show. Really the staff there, the dancers, it’s really like a dream team to be able to perform along with some of the best dancers in the world. I feel very privileged to be able to be a part of it. It’s been great.”

Quick Before The Music Stops

Janet Carlson's newly published memoir, Quick Before The Music Stops, describes her midlife renewal through dance, and how her newfound empowerment transcended the dance floor and became immediate and relevant in every aspect of her life. Carlson, the Beauty & Health Director at Town & Country magazine, has written articles for O the Oprah Magazine, Elle, Redbook, and Departures, among other publications, and she blogs for the Huffington Post Living Section. In her book, she describes how taking ballroom lessons allowed her to rediscover the joy, passion, and confidence that had been missing from her life.

"There is no time for regret in dance. You have only now, this moment, for your performance, your glorious movement. Whatever you're going to do, do it now, quick, before the music stops."

"This new period is rich - as rich in some ways as having my two children because it has been a kind of birth - but it has also been extraordinarily painful thanks to the self-examination that dancing has provoked in me. And so, because of dance, I can say, unequivocally and gratefully, that I am alive at last."

Click here to read a review.
Special Note: The Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side (174 West 72nd Street) is having a book signing and practice party on July 17. Contact the studio for more information at (212) 595-3200.

Eddie Simon's Ballroom! Show

Dance champions from around the world will come to the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ on July 18 at 8 p.m. and July 19 at 3 and 8 p.m to perform in Ballroom!, an original production showcasing the talents of top names in ballroom dancing. Choreographed by renowned dancing coach, judge, and choreographer Eddie Simon, Ballroom! will feature dancers who have won numerous US and world championships, including the reigning US Rhythm and World Mambo champions Jose Decamps and Joanna Zacharewicz. There will also be an onstage amateur competition during the second act of the show.

Mr. Simon was recently quoted as saying: "It's so exciting because in our world, [ballroom dancing] has been a big thing all the time, a special little secret...Maybe people have stayed in hotels and seen these dancers going back and forth in beautiful costumes and wondered, 'Where are they going? Who are they?' Now it's exposed to the rest of the world, definitely through the TV shows."

Tickets for the show cost $25-50. Click here to read more.

NY City Ballet Dedicates Dance To Fred Astaire

During the New York City Ballet's season opening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 8, the performance of Jerome Kern's ballet "I'm Old Fashioned" began with a printed dedication to Fred Astaire on a movie screen. Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire appeared, dancing through the theme. Their images eventually disappeared to be replaced by three sets of soloists and a corps of 18.

Jane Seymour Reflects on "Dancing"

Jane Seymour, a celebrity dancer on last year's Dancing With The Stars who was partnered with Fred Astaire champion dancer Tony Dovolani, reflected recently on her experience on the hit dance show:

"First of all, it lost me 22 pounds and put me in a size zero, which was an interesting experience in and of itself...In terms of how it affected me as a person, it was by far the most exhilarating and exciting thing I think I've ever done."

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

First Ever Special Olympics Ballroom Dance Competition

This nation's first ever Special Olympics ballroom dance competition occurred Saturday, July 5, in Fort Wayne, Indiana where clients from Easter Seals Arc competed for a first-, second-, or third-place medal or a ribbon. Organizers for the local program hope that it will become a model for a new national Special Olympics sport. Steve Hinkle, president of Easter Seals Arc and a longtime ballroom dancer, was quoted in a News-Sentinel article as saying: "Ballroom dance is a healthy activity. If you really are into ballroom dance, it can improve all kinds of things in your health...It can be a lifelong skill."

Conference on Fred Astaire

During a four-day conference in June, more than 75 people from across the world gathered in Oxford, England to celebrate the singing and dancing legend Fred Astaire.

For the world's first conference on Fred Astaire, his 66-year-old daughter, Ava Astaire McKenzie, flew from her home in Ireland to host dignitaries at the conference, including Mr. Astaire's record producer, Ken Barnes, and a group of biographers. The conference featured more than 16 presentations on Astaire's life and included performances from Fred Astaire performer David Benson and world renowned pianist Jack Gibbons.

Organizer Kathleen Riley was quoted in an Oxford Mail article as saying: "I think there are few popular entertainers like him who have had such an extremely long career signing, dancing and choreographing and had such an impact on popular culture. We had a great reaction from everyone who attended. It was a scholarly event so we took a serious look at Fred Astaire's work, but it was also a lot of fun with good acts and people signing along and enjoying themselves."

New Dance Website

A YouTube-style site specifically designed for dancers is up and running! DanceJam ( is a video-based social website that contains videos of dance performances and instructional tutorials; it is the place to be for anyone who likes to move! Members can create profiles, post photos and videos, leave comments, etc.

Other features include:
  • Slow-motion buttons on each video so that dancers can watch routines frame by frame to help them learn.
  • Battles pitting two DanceJam members with similar styles against each other (site visitors vote for the best).
  • A dance encyclopedia.

Dancing With The Stars vs. So You Think You Can Dance

Shannon Peace, a contributing writer to, analyzes the two television programs that have sparked America's interest in dance: Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance? Which show is better? Click here to find out.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Waltzing With Tony...No Defeat In These Feet

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Leslie Gray Streeter, dances with Tony Dovolani during the Grand Opening of the West Palm Beach studio in Florida. Here is her article:

Leslie waltzes with Tony: No defeat in these feet
By LESLIE GRAY STREETER, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 03, 2008

"I haven't met the person I can't teach to dance," Tony Dovolani tells me.

"You haven't danced with me yet," I tell him.

When I set up my interview with the Dancing With The Stars hoofer, who was in town to promote the new West Palm Beach Fred Astaire Dance Studio, I agreed to a short dance lesson, because my job involves the sacrifice of my dignity for the amusement of the reading public. But inwardly, I was freaking out.

Choreographed dancing is way up there on my Monk-like list of fears, along with sinkholes, sharks and that mold that eats people's houses. I've always been uncoordinated, but I blame my terror of partner dancing on my 1988 debutante ball, where during the waltz, I tripped on the train of my own dress and could be seen literally hopping up and down like a lace-gloved Whack-A-Mole to avoid causing a collision with the other dancers. So Tony's confidence does little to deter my nerves, even as he leads me out onto the floor.

"I'm going to teach you the most successful step that's ever been discovered - the box step," he says, gently putting one hand on my back and beginning to count "One, two, three."

OK, that I can do. Tony tells me to look up at him, which takes a few seconds to feel comfortable, a.) because he's stunning, and b.) because looking at him reminded me that he was a internationally famous professional dancer and I am a marginally locally known person who enjoys watching other people dance while I eat.

And that, actually, is where everything gets better, because I remember that Tony is the professional, and the man, so he leads. Since he knows what he's doing, all I have to do is follow. I am a normally a bad follower, because I get too into my own head, forget to count, and because I have control issues.

"If you know what you are doing, you can lead," Tony smiles, and since we both know I don't, I just follow him. And even though I know this is a basic step, the fact that I do it without falling or hurting the famous person is progress.

"You have to know your ABC's before you can spell," he says, spinning me one more time. I feel pretty, witty, light and, maybe, ready for more dance lessons. But not around moldy sinkholes. One thing at a time.
Dance studios owe business boom to ABC's show 'Dancing With The Stars' didn't invent partner dancing, but it appears to have reignited interest in elegantly gliding across the floor in graceful sync.

'We've seen about a 30 percent increase' in people nationwide taking lessons, says Armando Martin, national director of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios. 'It's obviously very appealing, the movement in those beautiful dresses. You see celebrities who are not necessarily talented, but who, in weeks, are actually doing it. And they say "I can do that!" '

The ABC show was certainly on the minds of many of the more than 100 people who crowded into the Okeechobee Boulevard studio for the grand opening last Saturday to see series star Tony Dovolani and other professionals dance, and to try their hands and feet at everything from the tango to the Electric Slide.

'I'm a fan of the show, and after meeting him, I'm a fan of Tony's,' said Donna Weiss, one of several people (mostly female) waiting to get their photos taken with Dovolani. 'He's very humble and very gracious. And he's hot and sexy. Come on!'

Famous Choreographer Jerome Robbins Honored at SPAC

The New York City Ballet is dedicating its three-week season (opening 7/8/08) at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY to its late associate artistic director and ballet master, Jerome Robbins. Well-known as a perfectionist, Robbins would urge his dancers to dance like Fred Astaire. When he was staging his ballet, "I'm Old Fashioned," he made his dancers watch Fred Astaire dance on film repeatedly.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

You Might Be Addicted To Dance...

You might be addicted to dance if:
  • You listen to dance music at times when you cannot possibly dance -- i.e. on your car stereo, with headphones while taking public transportation, on airplanes.
  • More than 50% of the t-shirts in your wardrobe are dance-related.
  • When you are debating whether or not to buy a new article of clothing, a chief factor in the decision is whether or not you can wear it dancing.
  • You go to non-dance social functions with other dancers but you cannot carry on a conversation for longer than 15 minutes without talking about dance.
  • You have to explain at least once a week that you missed some over-hyped television program, a business function or social event because it conflicted with dance class.
  • What you eat for dinner depends on whether you're going dancing afterwards (nothing too heavy, no garlic or onions).
  • Even though you are an advanced dancer, you drop in on the beginners classes at least once a month just in case they are doing a beginner dance you've never learned.
  • You subscribe to more than one dance-related magazine or newsletter.
  • The photos on your desk at work include at least one of you at a dance-related event.
  • You plan business trips and vacations so as to avoid missing your favorite local dance classes.
  • You have, at least once in the past year, spent more time driving to a dance event than you knew you would actually spend dancing, i.e. one hour each way commuting to dance less than two hours.
  • If you have pets, at least one of them has a dance-related name -- a cat named Cha-cha, a dog named Paso, a bird named Cucaracha.

Interview with Tony Dovolani

Champion Dancer and Dancing With The Stars Professional Dancer Tony Dovolani was recently profiled in the Palm Beach Post:

Step by step: Leslie learns about dancing with a star, Tony Dovolani
By LESLIE GRAY STREETER, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 03, 2008

You might know Tony Dovolani as the elegantly handsome dancer who has swept the likes of Hairspray's Marissa Jaret Winokur and former wrestler Stacey Keibler off their famous feet on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. But between seasons, the 34-year-old Kosovo native is something of a traveling missionary, spreading the gospel of partner dancing and the social civility it inspires.

"Dancing is for everyone," says Dovolani, who spends several weeks a year making appearances at Fred Astaire Dance Studio locations around the country, including a performance with professional partner Elena Grinenko at the recently opened West Palm Beach studio.

"One of the things we have lost is social contact with each other," he says. "We spend so much time watching TV. Partner dancing is the only sport where you start by saying 'Hello' to someone else."

While he was in town, Tony said "Hello" and explained why we should be dancing (yeah!)

Question: Why is it so important to you to increase the popularity of ballroom dancing?
Answer: I've been working with students for 17 years, making sure the quality of dance stays up. I love what I do - it's a joy and a blessing. Partner dancing was a part of our culture for 70 years, but in the '80s it kind of faded away. It needed to be revamped, and Dancing With The Stars has helped that. It brings joy to people.
Q: So people have told you that they're interested in dancing again specifically because of the show?
A: They say 'It's the only show we watch as a family.' .... I think the new wave of interest started with the Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere movie Shall We Dance. People rediscovered that dancing by yourself is just not as fun, so they start with someone else.
Q: Why did you want to do the show?
A: I'm a teacher at heart, and that's a key part of it. I was raised in the Fred Astaire system, and you can teach everyone to dance. I have people say, "I have two left feet," and I say, "I have two right feet, so together I think we can make it work."
Q: What are some of the issues the celebrities have as dancers?
A: What keeps our interest as viewers is seeing them go completely outside their box. The whole point of the show is seeing them make the best of it. Some don't know their left from their right, some can't hear the music. We work seven to eight hours a day, seven days a week. We don't get a break!
Q: You want to prove that dancing is for everyone, of every size and age, and your most recent celebrity partner, Marissa Jaret Winokur, was a testament to that.
A: She started the show because she believed that you don't have to be a size zero or 2 to dance. Ballroom is for everyone. She had lost 45 pounds before coming on the show, and she said, "I'm not going on a diet." I told her, "You look perfect the way you are." We actually may have gained a few pounds. Everyone always talks about how much weight they lose on the show, and they asked us and we said "None! Were we supposed to?" You don't have to be an ideal size. Most of my students are not an ideal size.
Q: Let's go through your partners on the show, and you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind. Marissa?
A: Joy. Absolute joy, such a positive way of looking at life.
Q: Jane Seymour?
A: She was so determined. I'd never worked with anyone so determined.
Q: Leeza Gibbons?
A: A class act.
Q: Sara Evans (who left the show before the end of the season because of personal issues)?
A: A sweetheart. It was unfortunate what she went through.
Q: Stacy Keibler?
A: Should have won. People talk about how she was a (Baltimore Ravens) dancer, but we had so many of those singers who were dancers on the show. Drew Lachey was in a boy band, and he won! She did dance, but ballet and ballroom are two different animals. She was the hardest-working celebrity I've ever had, but her downfall was that people thought it came easy for her. If they had seen her struggle on the show, it might have been different.

Dance Among The Stars 2008

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side (174 West 72nd Street) presented Dance Among The Stars 2008 on June 27. Click on the image below to view a slide show of the show's highlights:

New Dancing With The Stars Game for Wii

The sequel of the Dancing With The Stars: Get Your Dance On! Wii game system will be released this fall (2008), available for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS consoles. This version will feature new stars, including Mel B., Apolo Anton Ohno, Joey Fatone, and Jennie Garth. Players can use the Wii Remote and Nunchuck controls to enact dance moves. With the hand-held Nintendo DS game, players can change character's outfits and dance partners at any time.

"'Dancing with the Stars' is an ongoing cultural phenomenon that appeals to people of all ages. It is mainstream entertainment at its best," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "We feel the game is the perfect opportunity to evolve the idea of 'active family fun'."

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Guess Who Will Be On Dancing With The Stars Next?

Warren Sapp, the former Bucs and Raiders defensive tackle, says he will be one of the next celebrity dancers on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. "I enjoy the idea of training for something else. My whole life has been football. I could hang out in L.A. for a few weeks. My daughter would love it," he was quoted as saying in a recent St Petersburg Times article.

Midsummer's Night Charity Dance Event

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Youngstown, Ohio is teaming up with the Help Hotline Crisis Center to put on a Midsummer's Night Charity Dance Event on July 18th at the studio. The evening will consist of dance showcases by Fred Astaire dance professionals and 12 amateur and pro-amateur couples who will compete for the top three spots. A Best Impression Award and an award for the top fund-raising Dance Team that raises the most in donations will also be awarded. Dance team registration forms are also available at by clicking on upcoming events.
The community is invited. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, to register a team, or corporate sponsorships call Anna Masi, resource development coordinator at Help Hotline Crisis Center, at 330-747-5111.