Dance for a Chance: Disco Nights is October 13.
Can you Dig it?
If you saved your platform shoes, leisure suits and bell bottoms -- you are READY to celebrate with YES this year for Dance for a Chance: Disco Nights Thursday, October 13, at Omaha Design Center!
This year’s event features a mix of community and business leaders who will raise money leading up to the night of the event and then compete against one another for two coveted Mirror Ball trophies – one for best dance performance (decided by judges) and one for most funds (votes) raised.
“We’re really excited about this year’s group of dancers and instructors,” said Barb Farho, Director of Development. “Each year, we welcome an amazing group to dance and fundraise for YES, and this year, we have 11 amazing community leaders to help raise awareness and money – and dance – to help youth experiencing homelessness and near-homelessness in our community. It’s going to be a great Disco-themed party!”
Dancers this year are (listed alphabetically):
- Paul Baltes -- Nebraska Medicine
- Chrissy Cameron -- Nebraska Realty
- Kara Cavel -- Nebraska Wesleyan University
- Angela Peters -- Realty One Group
- Jenny Powell -- Creighton University
- Sandy Spady -- Entrepreneur
- Sonya Markle -- Medical Solutions
- Dan Cronin -- Fiserv
- Kelly Staup -- Lindsay Corporation
- Carmen Tapio -- North End Teleservices LLC
- Chris Tooker -- Certified Financial Planner
This year’s dance instructors/performers (many returning from past years) are:
- Carolyn Ashton – Arts for All Inc.
- Leigh Chaves – JCC Dance Department
- Jared Dominguez – Vintage Ballroom
- Kaleb Duncan - Independent
- Kat Fackler – Independent
- Natasha Jade – Miss Natasha Jade Dance & Fitness Training
- Kellen Nilles– Vintage Ballroom
- Derek Pasqualetto – Vintage Ballroom
- Rebekah Pasqualetto – Vintage Ballroom
- Lucas Vargas – Vintage Ballroom
- David Vieceli -- Vieceli's Dance Instruction
Similar to Dancing with the Stars, Dance for a Chance pairs up dancers with instructors, who then work together to create a dance, pick accompanying music and practice over the summer before competing in October.
At the same time, the dancers are working within their personal and professional networks – largely via social media – to raise awareness and money for Youth Emergency Services.
With this year’s theme being Disco Nights, dancers and instructors will wear costumes from the Disco era and incorporate dance elements from that period in their performances. Attendees are invited and encouraged to dress in 1970s/Disco attire as well.
Lindsay Corporation returns as this year’s Presenting Sponsor, as does Medical Solutions as the YES Champion Sponsor. Media sponsors are Midlands Business Journal and metroMagazine, print sponsors; KMTV 3 News Now, TV sponsor; and iHeart Radio, radio sponsor.
Local comedian/entertainer and UNO communications professor Cameron Logsdon will once again serve as this year’s emcee. Former KMTV 3NewsNow Morning Blend teammates Mary Nelson, Mike DiGiacomo and Kayla Thomas will sit on the judges’ panel.
Other sponsorships are still available. Please contact YES Director of Development Barb Farho to learn more about the advantages of becoming a Dance for a Chance sponsor.
Dance for a Chance will also include silent auction items. YES would love the opportunity to highlight your business, so if you’d like to make donations, please contact Barb.
If you're interested in becoming an EVENT SPONSOR, please contact Barb or use the link below!
So DUST OFF your BOOGIE SHOES and join us October 13 for Dance for a Chance: Disco Nights!
Thank you to our 2022 Event Sponsors*:
*Please contact Director of Development Barb Farho to learn more about how your organization/business can help support YES with a Dance for a Chance sponsorship!