Nine local dancing schools joined together to host the second Annual “Dance for Dana” Dance-A-Thon, collectively raising $43,000 to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Top fundraising schools included Nicole Zervas Dance Academy and Dance Revolution with Erika. This annual event exemplifies dancing for a purpose, an important philosophy of the “Dance for Dana” team and it’s dancers.
Dance for Dana major sponsors included: Speaker Robert DeLeo, Ed Deveau- Century 21 Mario Real Estate, Michael Hinojosa- Revere Parks & Recreation, Corey Berkowitch – Sachem Signworks, Matt Sarcia- Sarcia Design, Stop & Shop, DJ Rick Freni, Joe Dreeszen music editing and Kasey Canzano photography, among other event day contributors.
The “Dance for Dana” Dance-A-Thon is a fun, finessed-based event for dancers of all ages and levels that instills the importance of coming together as a community to help others. The event included live dance performances, follow-along routines, drawings and prizes for the top earning dancing schools, including an opportunity to perform at the “Scooper Bowl” in Boston’s City Hall Plaza.
The “Dance for Dana” team was comprised of the following dancing schools: Beverly Richards Dance Center, East Boston; Dance Revolution with Erika, Revere; Jessica Gordon Academy of Performing Arts, Winthrop; Mantia Sisters Dance Academy, Revere; Nicole Zervas Dance Academy, Revere; Rachel Ferrante’s Academy of Performing Arts, Revere; Sheila Rosanio’s School of Dance & Gymnastics, Revere; The Studio Dance Complex, Revere, and Winthrop School of Performing Arts, Winthrop.
The event is directed by Nicole Paolo, owner of Nicole Zervas Dance Academy, who recently celebrated her studio’s 30th anniversary. “Dance for Dana is very special to me and I am extremely proud of what all the local area dancing schools have been able to accomplish together. We dance for all those who courageously fight or have lost their battle to cancer”.
The 2019 “Dance for Dana” Dance-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24. If interested in sponsoring or for additional details, please email [email protected].