The proceeds will benefit three charities
Local celebrities have been practicing with professional dance instructors for months and will perform in the Dancing with Desire Grand Competition, a charity fundraiser, at the News-Journal Center on Jan. 10. Professional dancers will also perform. Food stations will be in the main lobby at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7 p.m.
Stephanie Mason-Teague, of Ormond Beach, executive director of Cinematique and director of the Daytona Beach Film Festival, said she has had a lot of fun learning ballroom dances.
“I made a lot of friends and it opened my eyes to the huge dance community in the area,” she said.
The event is organized by Absolutely Ballroom of Ormond Beach and will benefit three local charities: Cinematique; the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum at the Museum of Arts and Sciences; and Volusia County Schools Performing Arts Programs.
Tickets are $75 and will be available at the News - Journal Center from 12 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 12 p.m. until the show on Saturday. For more information, call 492-6399 or visit DancingWithDesireDaytona.com.