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DWTS Pro Tony Dovolani And Flash Mob Rumba For Hurricane Sandy Relief (Video, Donate)

Yesterday, pro Tony Dovolani and a flash mob of dancers were on a mission to get donations to help Hurricane Sandy victims. So many of them still need help and will so for a long time to come. Read more below on what took place yesterday and how you can help. Watch the video too as it’s so touching! Thanks to Cynthia for sending….

On Wednesday December 12, 2012 at 12 minutes and 12 seconds past 12 Noon, under the arch at NYC Washington Square Park, Tony Dovolani was joined by a Flash Mob of dancers including, Professional Ballroom and Latin dancers and 12,12,12 (36) school Children from BALLROOM Basix, a not-for-profit, arts-in-education initiative that brings the etiquette and education of partner dancing to the schools to deter bullying and enhance peer relationships. Many of the students and their families in the BALLROOM Basix program have suffered damage to their homes and displacement, in one of the hardest hit areas, Rockaway, where BALLROOM Basix serves over 120 students in PS 114.

The Flash mob, which swelled to around 200 people, was lead by Tony Dovolani, “Dancing with the Stars: All Star” Season Champion and Iveta Lukosiute (2008 & 2009 World 10 Dance Champion) from So You Think You Can Dance. Rhumba for Relief was danced to the Contemporary English/Spanish version of America, The Beautiful, featuring Grammy nominated Karina Pasian. The song is available for download on iTunes for $1.00 HERE. Rhumba for RELIEF contributions will be distributed by The Fund for New York with profits to benefit Rockaway Relief. Please help us spread the word.

December 13, 2012 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Kirstie Alley On A “Convoy” Mission To Help Hurricane Victims, Interviews, And More

As some of you have commented and have noticed yesterday at twitter, Dancing With The Stars contender Kirstie Alley, went full out trying to get as many items as she could to help those who are suffering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. She’s asked that people bring whatever they can from blankets, socks, underwear, snack foods, canned goods, baby food, teddy bears, and more down to her Organic Liaison store at 1864 N Vermont in Los Feliz, California 90027. The mission has been such a success that she tweeted the first semi load of supplies left Friday and will reach New Jersey today (Saturday) sometime. A second truck is planned to reach Staten Island, New York on Wednesday! John and Kelly Travolta along with Dancing With The Stars partner Maks Chmerkovskiy took part in the relief mission as well according to this tweet by Kirstie….


Trucks preparing to roll! John & Kelly Travolta matching me for Johns home state New Jersey!! @ Found 150 sweaters & blankets !!!
@kirstiealley
Kirstie Alley

Tony Dovolani helped too as you can see in the picture above provided above by @DDubsDame at twitter. As Kirstie tweeted, “people are amazing!!!!! never under estimate what just a few people can achieve!!! it’s awesome” and isn’t that the truth?!!

In other things Kirstie Alley, she was interviewed on 20/20. It was scheduled to air last night on ABC. However, due to a hurricane special, I’m not sure they featured her interview? Can anyone confirm? You can read for a little of what took place with the interview at On The Red Carpet. She promotes her new book, “The Art Of Men”. Another topic Kirstie talked about was how John Travolta was the “love of her life”. Here she is in a teaser at E News….

Also, stay tuned as Kirstie is scheduled to be on the Jimmy Kimmell show this upcoming Thursday night!!

ETA1: According to fan @cherylldob at twitter, the 20/20 interview with Kirstie will air next Friday, November 9th. Thanks Cheryl!! ;)

ETA2: Below is a new interview with Maks that took place last week with On The Red Carpet. He talks of how Dancing With The Stars has stepped up their game this season. He got a note from TPTB for how well he and Kirstie are doing and putting smiles on faces. He loved their Gangnam style dance too. More below. There is more to this interview in more video segments HERE. Note too how Maks will be making a “Latin dancer” movie in MAY! Read more..

November 3, 2012 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars To Participate In Disney/ABC “DAY OF GIVING” To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

This is really cool!! In an official announcement made today, Disney/ABC Television has announced plans to dedicate this coming Monday, November 5th, as a “DAY OF GIVING” across their news, daytime, syndication, primetime, and late night programming. “Good Morning America,” “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” “The View,” “The Chew,” “Katie,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,” ABC Owned Stations & Local ABC Affiliates, “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will all participate. The comprehensive response follows the Walt Disney Company’s $2 Million donation for relief and rebuilding efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. You can read the official announcement at ABC News. Below are details for how each show (including Dancing With The Stars) is scheduled to help in encouraging viewers to donate. Please All, do what you can to help!!! Here is a direct link to the American Red Cross. Even if it’s the smallest amount, you can make a difference and help to comfort someone!!!

“Good Morning America” will start the “Day of Giving” by dedicating the entire 8:00 a.m. hour to raising money for Sandy Relief efforts. ABC News anchors, reporters and employees will band together to encourage people to donate to the American Red Cross.

The torch will pass to “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” where the show will integrate “Day of Giving” messaging into their highly anticipated Halloween episode (which was moved due to the impact of the storm).

The ladies of “The View” will discuss the “Day of Giving” and encourage their audience to donate to the American Red Cross relief efforts, and “The Chew” will do the same.

“Katie,” which designated the entire hour on Wednesday, October 31 to Hurricane Sandy, will take up the mantle of the “Day of Giving” and engage her viewers in these relief efforts as well.

The ABC Owned Stations and local ABC affiliates will integrate “Day of Giving” messaging into their local news throughout the day, calling on their local communities to help those impacted by the storm.

“World News with Diane Sawyer” will participate with messaging around “Day of Giving” and the continuing impact of the storm.

“Dancing With The Stars” is planning to personalize sections of the live show Monday night with “Day of Giving” messaging.

“Nightline” will devote time to the “Day of Giving” and the impact of Hurricane Sandy, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which has been airing from Brooklyn all this week and encouraging viewers to give to the Red Cross to help rebuild that impacted areas, will end the “Day of Giving” on Monday with special messaging and calls to action for his viewers.

November 1, 2012 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.