DanceSport Education Supports Kids through Dance

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Posted By on January 9, 2019

The Event: 8th Annual Masquerade Ball Gala

The Cause: Dance Sport Education

Mission or program funded: DanceSport Education is an Arizona not-for-profit 501 c 3 organization with the mission to create positive, life-long impacts in the lives of young people through participation in ballroom dance at their schools, and support young and developing DanceSport athletes. The DanceSport curriculum is delivered with a proven instructional methodology by world-class, top-rated DanceSport professionals, affiliated with Imperial Ballroom Dance Center.

Gala Hosts: Artem Plakhotnyi and Inna Berlizyeva

Date held: December 16, 2018

Venue: Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Entertainment: Artem Plakhotnyi, top world class Dancesport competitor and event host, emceed the event and was our distinguished on-stage voice for the evening.

Keynote speaker: 4 time Olympian Iskra Balchev – Velinova addressed the Gala guests in a passionate speech about how dance has positively influenced and helped her Olympic career and continues to be her passion in life

Notable moment: The Gala guests enjoyed an amazing, first of its kind ballroom dance theater show production “The Dream”, where 32 children and youth from Imperial Ballroom and Mission Montessori showed their ballroom dance skills and talent. The Gala show also featured Imperial Ballroom’s world-class professionals and top-rated students.

  • Alexander Hristov, Inna Berlizyeva, JoDene Tryon, Elka Hristova, and Artem Plakhotnyi
  • Asher Ralphs with dance partner Ella Malkin
  • Keynote Speaker, Iskra Balchev – Velinova with Oleh Teleha
  • Mission Montessori Academy students, participants in the DanceSport Education program with their Principal, Ms. Joslyn Maike
  • THE “DREAM” SHOW, production of Inna Berlizyeva
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