Last night Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess, and Tony Dovolani danced in “Dancing With Desire” in Niceville, Florida(which you can read about here). Tonight they (along with Tristan MacManus) dance in a “Life’s a Dance” celebration in Pensacola, Florida. PNJ.com reports on Tony and how much the event means to him….and for a long time now.
“Tony is always consistent, even with his growth in popularity,” Luna said. “There’s so much talent to that guy, and he comes here every year; has not missed one.”
“This is home away from home,” Dovolani said.” This is always on my calendar because of the relationships here. They are like family.”
The Life’s a Dance celebration, tonight at the Saenger Theater, pairs local celebrities with instructors from Luna’s dance studio. In addition, there will be performances by cast members of “Dancing With the Stars,” including Dovolani, Shana Burgess, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber and Tristan MacManus.
This year’s local celebrities include Carey King of the Studer Group; Dr. Luis Navas, Medical Center Clinic; Jason Crawford, Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems; John Lark Herron, John Lark Herron Insurance LLC; John McLean, Pensacola Ice Flyers; Karen Sindel, candidate for District 1 County Commissioner; Laura Hussey, WEAR ABC3; and Nicole Stacey, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Barry Cole of Bere Jewelers donates a watch each year. Dovolani was at Bere today to pick out the new watch he will wear for next year. He also returned last year’s watch, which will be raffled off.
“Tony is a great guy,” Cole said. “He’s a normal guy with three kids and he is big into supporting charities. You know when you have someone like him, you can count on him.”
“He could be doing anything,” Luna said. “But he brings his family and spends Father’s Day weekend here.”
Awesome. To read more, get tickets, and see a cool pic of Tony and Emma, see PNJ.com.