On the 21st of December, the guests at the Swing Dance for Charity danced to authentic swing music to support a local non-profit organization, Miracles Outreach, at the Historic Fort Harrison.
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Clearwater, FL – On the 21st of December, Savoy South Dance Hall hosted the monthly Swing Dance for Charity. Forty dancers gathered on this evening in the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat, to show their support to the young women in the Miracles Outreach program.
Miracles Outreach is a Clearwater/Tampa based non-profit organization that assists young women who are in need of a safe place to call home. One-hundred percent of the proceeds went directly to helping the organization bring Christmas joy to the girls.
To start off the dance, Arleene Norman, owner of the Savoy South Dance Hall, did a short dance lesson to improve Swing Dancing skills. Dancers – young and old, amateur or experienced – were taught the basics of Swing before the main event began. The dance also featured authentic Swing music, performed by the Jive Aces, the UK’s number one Swing Band. Many of those attending came in classic 40’s outfits and costumes, further adding the ambience of the event.
The Swing Dance for Charity is held monthly at the Fort Harrison to benefit a different non-profit each time. This month was for Miracles Outreach. Michelle Walker, the Founder and Executive Director of Miracles Outreach, attended the dance and spoke of her organization’s continuing effort to help young women, some of whom victimized by human trafficking.
Open for over 20 years, the Savoy South Dance Hall has provided group and private dance instructions for many different dances including Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Flamenco. This dance studio was named after the Savoy, a dance club in Harlem, New York with a ballroom 10,000 square feet in size and which was very popular in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
The next swing dance will be held on the 19th of January 2018, featuring a new non-profit organization.
For more information or to attend the next dance, please contact Arleene Norman at 727-564-6847, or email her at msrightstepgmail.com.
The Fort Harrison Religious Retreat:
Since its construction in 1927, the Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater has been the home for many community events and charitable organizations. The Fort Harrison’s current owner, The Church of Scientology, has hosted over 500 Community events there since a complete restoration of the hotel in 2009. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard, and incorporated in 1954. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org.