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.