FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT—April 19, 2012— The Connecticut Dance School will be holding its second annual “Dance across America” dance-a-thon on Saturday, April 28th, to support the Andréa Rizzo Foundation, an organization that provides dance therapy to children with cancer and special needs. Joining studios across the country, dancers at the Connecticut Dance School will bring their love of dance to children who are less fortunate than they are.
High school students from the school in ballet level 7 have organized the event, creating pledge kits for all 250 of the students, designing sweatshirts, and decorating bulletin boards. The seven student organizers, who come from Westport, Weston, and Fairfield, are hoping to raise $5,000 to be eligible to have a dance therapist from the Foundation work with children at a local public school or hospital.
The dance-a-thon will run from 11:00 AM until 3:15 PM and will provide dance classes for students ages three to eighteen. Younger children will be dancing with scarves, hula hoops, and wands, while older students will be able to take part in classes in musical theatre, hula, zumba, and hip-hop in addition to the regular ballet classes that all students usually take.
Donations to the “Dance across America” dance-a-thon may be sent to the Connecticut Dance School at 42 Halley Court, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825 or may be given online at http://www.firstgiving.com/DreasDream/connecticut-dance-school-cds-dance-event.
About the Connecticut Dance School
The Connecticut Dance School is a not-for-profit 301(c) (3) organization serving the state of Connecticut. The dance school offers a variety of classes including ballet and modern for students ages 3 through adult. For more information about the Connecticut Dance School visit www.ctdanceschool.com or call 203-384-2492 or e-mail: email@example.com
About the Andréa Rizzo Foundation
The Andréa Rizzo Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports dance therapy for children with cancer and special needs in pediatric hospitals and public schools. The foundation was started in memory of Andréa Rizzo, a young graduate student in dance therapy, who survived childhood cancer, but was tragically killed by a drunk driver. “Dance across America” is one of many fundraising efforts created by the Andréa Rizzo Foundation. For more information about the Andréa Rizzo Foundation visit http://dreasdream.org/.