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Life’s A Dance Pensacola’s Benefit Dance Showcase: A Night of Talent, Compassion, and Community Spirit

Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and join the glittering sensation of Life’s A Dance Pensacola’s Benefit Dance Showcase, an event that promises not only a dazzling display of dance talent but also a heartfelt commitment to making a positive impact on the community.


Presented by the dynamic duo Victor and Melanie Luna, this star-studded evening is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for two noteworthy causes: the year-long community giving efforts of Life’s A Dance 501(c)3 and AMIkids Pensacola.


Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 20, 2024, as the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at WSRE transforms into a dance haven from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. And for those lucky VIP ticket holders, an exclusive invite-only party awaits on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The lineup for the evening reads like a who’s who, featuring local celebrity couples and solo dancers, as well as world professional championship dancers, including the prestigious U.S.A. Grand National Dance 2023 Champions Alyenendrov Tsorokean and Yuki Haraguchi. Adding a touch of glamour are cast members from ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars, with the charming Tristan Mac Manus serving as our charismatic host.

The dance floor will come alive with a diverse range of performances, showcasing everything from the rhythmic beats of the samba to the passionate moves of the salsa. Local celebrity couples will compete not only in dance skill but also in a friendly fundraising competition.

Couple Competitors:

David Apollo & JoAnna Cope

Casey & Lauren Bobe

Shaun & Lindsay Carpentier

Dillion & Brittany Cleckler

Dean Emmets & Sarah Elizabeth

Charles & Jennifer Gibson

John & Kate Hodgdon

Doug & Karen Jolly

Kevin Christman & Ashley Karno

Ryan & Coco McManaman

Valentino & Nayara Orellano

Josh & Heather Reichman

Daniel Joyner & Randall Richardson

Andrew Edwards & Liz Tringas

Dr Zachary & Victoria Wright

But the excitement doesn’t stop there!

World/US Theatrical Champion Victor Luna will partner with local celebrities to showcase their fundraising and dancing prowess, promising an evening of elegance, skill, and heartfelt connection.

It’s not just a battle of dance but a celebration of individuality and the power of expression through movement. The solo competitors are a stellar lineup of individuals who will take the stage, each bringing their unique flair to the competition.

Solo Competitors:

Kristi Bass

Kerry Anne Schultz-Battle

Barbara Bruni

Carol Carlan

Colette Clark

Theresa Cserep

Katie Fruitticher

Truli Hartley

Amanda Harper

Rachel Hendrix

Andrew Hobbs

Angie Kennedy

Tiffany Latshaw

Jeni Passeretti

Verla Price

Katie Reber

Ashley Saba

Labarian Turner

Theresa Williams

Carrie Cornelius Wilson

Robyn Woodall

Krewe Showcase:

Krewe of Priscus

Tickets for this extraordinary event are available at four price levels: $55, $75, $95, $115.

For those seeking an extra touch of luxury, a limited number of VIP seats are available for $200, and VIP tables with 8 seats can be secured for $1,400. VIP ticket holders will also receive an exclusive invite to the VIP party, where the festivities kick off a night early.

Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/f09ce5d7-3626-4c43-9bc7-2cc28495eb26.

Life’s A Dance (LAD) is more than just an event organizer; it’s a beacon of support for the arts, particularly ballroom dance, for underserved children and families along the Florida panhandle. Through instruction, workshops, sponsorships, and events, LAD invests in the children of the community, providing opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach.

Dance, as a universal language, knows no bounds. It transcends cultural and socioeconomic divides, bringing people together in a shared celebration of movement and expression.

Life’s A Dance Pensacola’s Benefit Dance Showcase is not just an evening of entertainment; it’s a call to action to support the community, embrace the arts, and make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it most.

For more information, reach out to Melanie Luna at lifesadanceshow@gmail.com or (850) 712-2916.

Limited community support sponsorship opportunities are still available, providing local businesses and individuals with a chance to contribute to this meaningful cause.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a night where talent meets compassion, and the dance floor becomes a canvas for positive change!

Visit the Life’s A Dance website at http://www.lifesadanceshow.com and check out the Life’s A Dance Studio Facebook page for updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses.

Get ready to dance the night away for a cause that truly makes a difference!