Dance-a-thon in Norfolk raises money for CHKD,community dance programs

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:06 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 8:43 AM

NORFOLK --Dance the day away Saturday and raise money for Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. 

Mambo Room Latin Dance Studio in Norfolk is holding its 6th Annual “Dance for a Cause” 12-hour dance-a-thon on April 26 beginning from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You'll get dance lessons, dance to DJ music and enjoy good food and maybe even make some new friends.

Organizers say past dance-a-thons have raised more than $120,000 for CHKD and directly helped nearly 200,000 children.

Some of the money raised on April 26 will help the studio develop community dance programs such as free dance classes for children.  In the past , Mambo Room has provided free hip hop classes for children helped by ForKids Inc. and free kids Zumba classes to fight childhood obesity.

Instructors will teach you the basics of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Swing, Ballroom and more or you can just let the music move you.

Mambo Room Latin Dance Studio is located in 2200 Colonial Avenue in the Ghent section of Norfolk.

 

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