Over 97,000 was raised at last night’s Dancing with Easter Seals Stars, Newmarket. Our top fundraiser was Brian Johns who raised a total of 11,970.
Congratulations to Dancing with Easter Seals Stars Champion Melanie Bell. From our Easter Seals kids, families and staff thank you very much for your support.
Together we are helping kids BE KIDS!
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre
219 Romina Drive, Concord ON
This extraordinary evening will begin with a reception featuring fabulous appetizers. Dinner, prepared by The Venetian’s Executive Chef, will be followed by our dance competition.
Some of the most-recognized local “stars” have been paired with professional dancers from Artistica Ballroom Dance Studio, and will compete to be crowned Best Dance Couple. True to the element of competition, celebrity judges, along with guests, assist in determining which dance team will be the winners of Newmarket/Aurora’s second annual Dancing with Easter Seals Stars.
Tickets for the Newmarket/Aurora Dancing with Easter Seals Stars are $150 each or $1,100 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased at 705-797-2675 or by e-mail at email@example.com, or purchase tickets online.
Vote for your favourite dancer
Click on the image of your favourite “star” dancer to vote for them online and help them get to the finale! Every $20 donated counts as one vote. A charitable donation receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
To complete the evening, dessert and liqueurs will be served, and the dance floor will be opened to guests. If you are unable to attend, you can still vote for your favourite “star” on our website. Votes are $20 each, and there is no limit to the number you can purchase. (Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and over.)
Artistica Ballroom Dance Studio
Artistica Ballroom Dance Studio opened a year ago to teach Ballroom and Latin dance styles, such as Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing, to name a few. Artistica instructors offer a personalized approach of all levels to keep classes creative & memorable! They not only teach individuals and couples – but they also do wedding choreography for first dances.
Anastasia Trutneva Anastasia started dancing at age 5. In high school, she specialized in ballet and contemporary at Claude Watson School for the Arts, while competing in international ballroom championships at the Junior and Youth levels.
As an adult she has competed globally, representing Canada in 16 World Championships, 6 World Cups and 2 World Dancesport Olympic Games.
In 2010, 2012 & 2014 Anastasia performed in “Dance Temptation” – a stage show at Fallsview Casino – and toured North America in “Dancing Pros Live” with Alec Mazo & Edyta Slivinska from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
Kelly Stacey started dancing at age 5 and grew up dancing tap, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and jazz. Teaching was a natural progression for Kelly, and by the time she was 18 she was teaching childrens’ classes at CANDANCE Academy. She went on to teach musical theatre, jazz and hip hop and choreographed competitive solos for her students.
In 2013 Kelly was chosen to perform in the opening dance routine for a Phoenix Suns basketball game working with noted choreographer Weezy from The Solar Squad in Arizona. Soon after, she turned her talents toward ballroom dancing and has never looked back. Recently, Kelly competed with her students in the Pro-Am Competitions in Montreal, La Classique Du Quebec 2015/2016.
Patrick Derry began dancing at age 13 and has had a competitive dance career in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop & break dancing. He has won numerous overall and choreography awards and performed and taught dance in many styles across North America.
He has performed in “Carnival” – the choreographers’ ball in L.A. – and danced on stage with such musical stars as Alessia, Shawn Desmond, Down With Webster and Marianas Trench. Patrick has also been asked to dance for world famous choreographers Mia Michaels, Blake McGrath, Travis Wall and Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Recently he won 8th Top Teacher Award at La Classique Du Quebec 2016.
For more information please contact Charlene Myke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-797-2675.