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Dance-A-Thon to help fight cancer

October 12, 2012
Traer Star-Clipper

MARSHALLTOWN - In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Tanya's Studio of Dance is hosting their 1st annual Dancers Against Cancer Dance-A-Thon. This fundraising event will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Marshall Town Center from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

Tanya contacted many dance and fitness studios in the Marshalltown area to participate in her event. After weeks of preparation and organization, each group was assigned a time slot and the event was full. The performing groups throughout the day are Tanya's Studio of Dance, MAT Twirlers, Broadway Dance Studio of State Center, MHS Dance Team, Xtreme Dance & Fitness, the Golden Breakers breakdancing group, and the Cornflake Cloggers. Other groups will offer a demonstration of their talent or free class open to the public. These groups are Gymdigs with a zumba class; YWCA/ YMCA with a power dance/fitness class; Let's Dance Studio with a ballroom swing demo and class; YWCA/YMCA Line dancing demo and class; and Xtreme Dance & Fitness with a hula hoop demo, a zumba class, and a bellydancing class. There will also be a Daddy Dance-Off in the morning, a Family Fitness Fun in the afternoon, and Tot Time in the early evening. All performers, demonstrations, and free classes will be onstage at the north end of the Marshall Town Center.

Free-will donations will be collected throughout the day. All donators will receive a free gift such a breast cancer tattoo, pencil, or sticker. Breast cancer gifts will be available for purchase including t-shirts, water bottles, pins, teddy bears, and bracelets.

Article Photos

Front row (L to R): Vaeda Bryan, Ellie Fiengold, Emma Brown, Kennady Feldman, Ashlyn Wilkens, Josie Rosas. Middle row: Cyrstin Thompson, Macy Harrell, Klayre Gallentine, Abby Doran, Alexis VanZuuk, Lindsay Beeghly. Back row: Sahara Horbach, Elena Garcia, Teaghan VanZuuk, Tallula Lamp, Lauren Duff, Avery Rohr.

All performers, participants and anyone else attending are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. This event is open to all ages. The public is invited to come out and support a performing group, or try out a free class offered. All involved will become Dancers Against Cancer.



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