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Dance for a Chance

Dance For A Chance

Presented by C&A Industries, Inc.

Give Homeless Youth a Chance Through Dance


***Due to the pandemic and ongoing need for social distancing, the 2020 Dance for a Chance event has been cancelled. We hope to see you for next year's event on August 5, 2021, once again at the Omaha Design Center!***


Youth Emergency Services’ 2019 Dance for a Chance Sets  Fundraising, Attendance Records

Thanks to the fundraising connections and dancing talents of 10 community leaders, Youth Emergency Services (YES) is proud to announce that its 2019 11th Annual Red Carpet Affair-themed Dance for a Chance raised more than $135,000 August 1 at the Omaha Design Center.

Those figures surpassed last year’s event by more than $40,000, largely due to a record number of attendees and the two-month fundraising efforts of the 10 dancers, who, in total, raised more than $85,000.

“This year’s Dance for a Chance – A Red Carpet Affair was an incredible success thanks to a great turnout of 500 people and 10 very committed dancers who selflessly gave of their time to help us fundraise,” said YES Director of Development Barb Farho. “We are very grateful to our generous community that made it possible for us to have a record-breaking event this year. This funding helps meet a critical need by assisting homeless and at-risk youth in a time of crisis and on their path to self-sufficiency.”


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 August.

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.

Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks; a silent auction, wine grab, and photo booth; and a variety of impressive dance routines with the opportunity to cheer on and vote for their favorites.

A panel of celebrity judges – Tom Becka, Andee Hoig and Dave Wingert – along with a judge won as a silent auction item – gave rousing and often hilarious critiques of the dancers. Former Morning Blend host Mike DiGiacomo served as host.

C&A Industries returned as this year’s Presenting Sponsor, while Lindsay Corporation was the YES Champion Sponsor. Lincoln Financial Group and First Data were this year’s Partner Sponsors, and D.A. Davidson and Valmont Industries were Supporting Sponsors.

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Price of Koca Chiropractic and his instructor Leah Chaves for wining the "Most Bahe-some Award" for their tap number to Uptown Funk

Equal congratulations go to Matthew Feller of C&A Industries for raising the most money and being named the Dance for a Chance Champion. Special mention to Melissa Marvin who was a very close second!


Check back frequently for details about the 2020 Dance for a Chance!

Thank you to all of this year's event sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor: C& A Industries

YES Champion: Lindsay Corporation

Partner Sponsors: Lincoln Financial Group | First Data  
Supporter Sponsors: 
D.A. Davidson | Valmont 

Friends Sponsors: Arbor Bank | Abrahams, Kaslow & Cassman LLP | Bryan Peterson | Cornerstone Restoration | Cox Communications | First National Bank of Omaha | Luma Services | Mutual of Omaha | Omni Inventive Care | Omaha Winwater  | Security National Bank | Oracle