Dancing for the Arts celebrates the ballroom dancing talent of Harford County while raising funds to sustain the Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to establish a center in Harford County, accessible to all, to nurture art, artists and community by providing a broad range of creative and collaborative experiences in music, dance, theater, and the visual, traditional, and literary arts.
The Dancing for the Arts Gala is black tie optional and includes cocktails, dinner, live and silent auction, and of the course, the ballroom dancing competition!
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Dancing for the Arts
8th Annual Gala
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Maryland Golf and Country Club
1335 E. MacPhail Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015
Friday, November 20th at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 21st at 2:00pm
2015 Celebrity Dancers
Our 2015 Chair is Dr. Mary Teddy Wray, Laurel Bush Family Dentistry.
Carolyn W. Evans, Esquire, Sengstacke & Evans, LLC is the Co-Chair.
Kristy Breslin, WJZ Traffic Reporter
Standing left to right, Jim Brady, Tracy Hart, Karmen Slezak, Mary Ann Bogarty, Shelley Stannard, Nahid Shahry, Olivia Lang, Brady Fritz, Larry Perry & Maxwell Wray.
Missing Reginald Przybylski and Jim Welch
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 gala a huge success!
Two sold-out crowds filled the ballroom at the Maryland Golf & Country Club November 14-15 to watch the 7th annual Dancing for the Arts Gala and first-ever open to the public dress rehearsal.
A panel of judges rated each dancer and attendees also had the opportunity to vote for their favorites while also sponsoring dancers with donations.
Outstanding performances were given by all, but top prizes went to Shelley Stannard, owner of Flavor Cupcakery, who received the Judges' Choice award and John Carroll High School students Brady Fritz and Olivia Lang who took home the People's Choice award. Most importantly, top fundraiser awards went to:
- 1st Place: Maxwell Wray, Aberdeen High School student, for raising $14,777
- 2nd Place: Mary Ann Bogarty, VP at Harford Bank, who raised $10,199
- 3rd Place: Nahid Shahry, dentist, who raised $7,701