Fundraiser combines fun, fitness and philanthropy to help victims of Superstorm Sandy
Richmond, VA – December 3, 2012 – Dance Trance Richmond (DT RVA) will host a Superstorm Sandy Relief Fundraiser Class on Saturday, December 15, at 9:45 AM. The class will be held at Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio, 5470 West Broad Street, in the Willow Place Shopping Center.
This event will feature a raffle with items donated by local businesses and DT RVA students. For $5.00 a ticket, participants may enter the raffle or request a song for the class’s playlist. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross and designated to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
When DT RVA student and New York native Natalie Santos-Ferguson traveled to her home state for the New York Marathon, the devastation she witnessed shocked her. “Seeing the devastation first hand made me realize that even though I lived far from the disaster area I could help and make a difference,” said Santos-Ferguson.
Even after taking part in a clean-up effort with her co-workers at Power Bar, Santos-Ferguson knew she could do more to help those still recovering all along the East Coast. She turned to DT RVA Director Sandi Cano Cauley and the enthusiastic student base of Dance Trance Richmond. The two quickly organized this relief event, and are ready to dance for a good cause.
Dance Trance Richmond previously held a fundraiser in conjunction with a sister studio in Birmingham, AL, for victims of the April 2011 tornado outbreak. Once again, the two studios are teaming up. Dancers in Birmingham are fundraising for the same cause, at the same time, as DT RVA. The two will dance “together” via Skype, with all proceeds combined for one donation to the American Red Cross.
Founded by Director Sandi Cano Cauley in 2002, Dance Trance Richmond is a high impact, cardio-fitness class, influenced by hip-hop, jazz, ballet and other dance styles. Rigby’s Jig has been home to DT RVA since July 2010.