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Stop Abuse Today fundraiser

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:45am
STURBRIDGE:  The youth in the community are joining Stop Abuse Today for many aspects of the Dancing with the Stars fund raising event on Saturday April 1, 7PM at  Burgess Elementary School in Sturbridge. 
Tantasqua student, Adam Thibeault, will be awing early arrivals to our event with a jester’s magic tricks to celebrate April Fool’s Day.
Eva Rapagnola is a 13 year old singer who loves to sing Jazz. With favorite singers like Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Eva’s taste in music is different from most kids her age. Her unique voice and natural style make her, to quote Nat King Cole ‘Unforgettable.’ Here is Eva Rapagnola!  Eva will be opening the evening with a bang, singing Billy Holiday’s, 'Them There Eyes' and  Paloma Faith’s, 'Upside Down'
SENI-JUDO Club students will be presenting a Judo demonstration led by last year’s Dancing with the Stars contestant and Judo instructor, Aaron Cote.
Zumba lovers can try-it-out with Zumba instructor Erin Greene Wallace.  Erin will lead a dance with audience volunteers, of all ages, during the intermission. Participants will share their Zumba energy to the song, ‘Break the Chain’  to open act 2 of the program. 
Tantasqua Regional High School Show Choir students will be performing One Direction’s ‘Drag me Down’ while votes are being tallied.
Emcee, Rita Schiano, will seamlessly guide the crowd through the evening presenting our three Dance Stars and their instructors.  Our Stars are  Bob Datz with Kayla Hatch, Sheila LaFlower with Tony Miloski, and Charlie Cook with Joanne Chidester. So, come, cheer-on, and vote for your favorite dancer!  Dancers have been rehearsing for weeks with their professional instructors and it is sure to be a spectacular show. A special thank you to Poise, Style and Motion Dance Studio in Worcester.
Raffles include some spectacular prizes:
A weekend Getaway in a cabin in the White Mountains; Free Ballroom dance class with instructors Edna Stefaniak and Tony Miloski from Poise, Style and Motion Dance Studio in Worcester; Portrait Session with Les Gardner Photography; Rapscallion Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting for 20; An Afternoon Tea Basket from Karen Gemboski of New Beginnings in Sturbridge; A cooler from Austin Liquors; A Necklace from Sadie Green’s;  A 50/50 Raffle and more…
Light food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale during intermission.

Tickets are $20 Adults and $15 for seniors and youth age 12 & under. Seating is first come, first serve.

To purchase tickets visit  For more information call 413 668-6965