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Viorel Ionita, who has danced competitively as well as choreographed and performed Latin and standard ballroom routines, spins contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church. Photo by Paige Wilson

Dancing for Dreams: Daytona Beach Symphony Guild and Society host dance competition fundraiser

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Viorel Ionita, who has danced competitively as well as choreographed and performed Latin and standard ballroom routines, spins contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Kristofer White-Wood, the manager at The Hair Factory, and Caleb Young, board member of the Daytona Chapter of USA Dance, perform a Viennese Waltz. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Kristofer White-Wood, the manager at The Hair Factory, and Caleb Young, board member of the Daytona Chapter of USA Dance, perform a Viennese Waltz. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Thomas Upchurch, an attorney in Volusia County, dances a fusion routine with Angela Ionita, who has danced competitively as well as choreographed and performed Latin and standard ballroom routines. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Thomas Upchurch, an attorney in Volusia County, dances a fusion routine with Angela Ionita, who has danced competitively as well as choreographed and performed Latin and standard ballroom routines. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Ivan Lind, a former 990 Orange Avenue Daytona Beach police officer and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, breaks it down during a Salsa West Coast fusion dance. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Ivan Lind, a former 990 Orange Avenue Daytona Beach police officer and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, breaks it down during a Salsa West Coast fusion dance. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Volusia County Council District 2 Representative Bille Wheeler performs a Kizomba dance with Oceans Dance Studio Director Joe Mounts. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Volusia County Council District 2 Representative Bille Wheeler performs a Kizomba dance with Oceans Dance Studio Director Joe Mounts. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church, and Instructor Viorel Ionita dance front and center during an opening group number. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church, and Instructor Viorel Ionita dance front and center during an opening group number. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Dr. David Lowe, a Port Orange orthodontist, performs a fusion routine with instructor Kristina Yiannopoulos, the general manager for Oceans Dance Studio. Lowe won the Best Male Dancer Award. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Dr. David Lowe, a Port Orange orthodontist, performs a fusion routine with instructor Kristina Yiannopoulos, the general manager for Oceans Dance Studio. Lowe won the Best Male Dancer Award. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Mariela Ishikawa, one of the owners of BLAU in Ormond Beach, and Instructor Joe Mounts perform an Argentine Tango. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Mariela Ishikawa, one of the owners of BLAU in Ormond Beach, and Instructor Joe Mounts perform an Argentine Tango. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Caleb Young, board member of the Daytona Chapter of USA Dance, performs a Viennese Waltz with contestant Kristofer White-Wood, the manager at The Hair Factory. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Caleb Young, board member of the Daytona Chapter of USA Dance, performs a Viennese Waltz with contestant Kristofer White-Wood, the manager at The Hair Factory. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Instructor Viorel Ionita dances a Cha Cha Merengue routine with contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Instructor Viorel Ionita dances a Cha Cha Merengue routine with contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Ivan Lind, a former 990 Orange Avenue Daytona Beach Police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and Instructor Tiffany Brackett strike a pose during their Salsa West Coast fusion routine. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Ivan Lind, a former 990 Orange Avenue Daytona Beach Police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and Instructor Tiffany Brackett strike a pose during their Salsa West Coast fusion routine. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Caleb Young, board member of the Daytona Chapter of USA Dance, dances with Anne Peacock-Jacobs, a member of the Daytona Symphony Guild. Peacock-Jacobs won the Top Fundraiser award. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Caleb Young, board member of the Daytona Chapter of USA Dance, dances with Anne Peacock-Jacobs, a member of the Daytona Symphony Guild. Peacock-Jacobs won the Top Fundraiser award. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Instructor Viorel Ionita strikes a pose with contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Instructor Viorel Ionita strikes a pose with contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Thomas Upchurch, an attorney in Volusia County, dances in an opening group number with instructor Angela Ionita. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Thomas Upchurch, an attorney in Volusia County, dances in an opening group number with instructor Angela Ionita. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church, dances in an opening group number with instructor Viorel Ionita. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Rev. BJ Foster, who is the pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church, dances in an opening group number with instructor Viorel Ionita. Foster won the Best Female Dancer award. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Master of Ceremonies Danny Crile entertains the crowd as the dancers change costumes between performances. Crile has been in over 40 productions at the Daytona Playhouse. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Master of Ceremonies Danny Crile entertains the crowd as the dancers change costumes between performances. Crile has been in over 40 productions at the Daytona Playhouse. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Contestant Thomas Upchurch, an attorney in Volusia County, dances in an opening group number with Instructor Angela Ionita. Photo by Paige Wilson

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 |

Contestant Thomas Upchurch, an attorney in Volusia County, dances in an opening group number with Instructor Angela Ionita. Photo by Paige Wilson

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