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DANCE FOR LIFE: CRESTVIEW EVENT SUPPORTS COVENANT HOSPICE
CRESTVIEW, Fla. – The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Crestview is hosting the 4th Annual Dance for Life, an evening of ballroom dance to benefit Covenant Hospice, on Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crestview High School Auditorium. The event will feature amateur and professional dancers from across the Emerald Coast.
This year’s featured performers are Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad, winners of both the United States Dance Championship and the British Invitational Exhibition World Championship. Simply being invited to the British exhibition is one of the highest honors in the professional dance world – only six couples are invited each year to participate. Piedad has also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” While cabaret is the duo’s specialty, they perform all styles of ballroom and Latin style dance.
David Colon, owner of the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio, said, “Each year this dance showcase gets bigger and better. We are excited about hosting the event again, and we are thrilled to introduce local performing arts lovers to Justin and Kimalee. Their performances are full of emotion, beauty and amazingly graceful lifts that leave the audience breathless. Dancing is truly a celebration of life, and Covenant Hospice is all about quality of life and offering quality time to those they serve. It is such a great cause and a rewarding partnership for both organizations.”
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $30 for VIP admission, which will include premier reserved seating for the show and an exclusive post-event cocktail party with Guilmette and Piedad.
“This event would make such an incredible date night for couples who are looking to do something special and fun, right here close to home,” suggested Colon. “Everyone will enjoy the variety of dance and music at the show, followed by tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the after-party.”
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 301 N. Main St. in Crestview, or by phone at (850) 682-1455.
Charity events such as Dance for Life help fund Covenant Hospice’s special programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties. These programs include bereavement services, children’s support programs, chaplain services and indigent patient care. Covenant Hospice accepts patients regardless of ability to pay. In 2013, the organizations provided over $1.5 million in care for uninsured or under-insured patients facing a terminal illness.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. For more information about Covenant Hospice or to make a hospice inquiry, contact the local branch offices at (850) 682-3628 (Crestview) and (850) 729-1800 (Fort Walton Beach) or visit http://www.covenanthospice.org.