The competition was held at the News-Journal Center Jan. 10.
Dancers showed off their moves at the News-Journal Center during the Dancing With Desire competition Jan. 10. Absolutely Ballroom sponsored the event that paired local celebrities with professional instructors to raise money for three local charities: Cinematique, the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and Volusia County Schools performing arts programs.
The top female dancer was Stephanie Mason-Teague, the executive director of Cinematique. Her dance instructor was Matthew Osborn of Absolutely Ballroom. The best male dancer was Seth Parr, a commercial and freelance web designer, graphic designer, and photographer, who danced with professional instructor Dorice Soroka of Absolutely Ballroom.
Bob Davis, President/CEO of the Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County, personally raised over $15,000, the most money of any of the competitors. He and professional dance partner Marta Pascale entertained the crowd with their unique version of the Brooklyn Boogaloo.