Just Dance 4 ALS
Time & Location
About The Event
SMILE4Fitness presents, "Just Dance 4 ALS". This dance fitness fundraiser will feature some of Baltimore's best dance fitness instructors sharing their fitness format to help spread awareness and raise funds for The ALS Association DC/MD/VA.
Fitness 4 A Cause
My father, Michael De Shields was diagnosed with ALS in August 2006. At that time, we knew very little about this disease and the details surrounding it. The ALS Association DC/MD/VA chapter stepped right in, offering education, providing resources, equipment and anything that we needed during my father's battle with ALS. Each step of the way, they prepared and supported us, making each transition as smooth as possible. Just 11 months after being diagnosed, my father lost his battle with ALS in July 2007. My family is forever grateful to the ALS Association for their support, guidance and genuine kindness during those 11months, and we have pledged to give back and help raise money and awareness to support efforts and research for a cure. Our funds will also support and benefit other families living with ALS, so that they will receive the same outstanding care that we received.
Why I Dance
My father's battle with ALS was during the time of my wedding. Although life changed dramatically, my father never lost his spirit, his faith or his SMILE! Just a couple of weeks before the wedding, we rehearsed for our father-daughter dance. We were ready! However, at the wedding reception, during the father-daughter dance, my dad experienced a chocking episode (one of the issues with ALS). He recovered later; but, we never had our dance. My father loved to dance, and he did almost everything with a SMILE. He quickly lost his ability to stand, speak and dance. Education, motivation and giving back are part of the purpose of SMILE4Fitness. This event is in memory and honor of my dad and all of those affected by ALS who no longer have the ability to "Just Dance!" "Don't you wanna dance? Say you wanna dance!" Check out our all-star line-up of dance fitness instructors!
Who should attend?
"Just Dance 4 ALS" is a family friendly event created for movers and shakers of all ages. If you love to dance and want to get fit while raising money for an amazing cause, then this event is for you. If you know someone or are someone who is affected by ALS, then this event is for you. So grab your friends and family and come dance with my friends and family, so we can Stop Making Insane Lazy Excuses 4 Fitness 4 ALS! If you can't physically attend our event, you can still donate directly to the ALS Association via our fundraising page.
What is the cost?
The cost of this event is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For this event, your ticket is your donation. The adult ticket price increase to $25 on Sunday, May 19th, the day of the event.
Schedule of Events
1:00 - 1:10 - Welcome and Warm up - Linaya Johnson
1:15 - 1:45 - Zumba - Chantal Randall-Faidley
1:50 - 2:20 - WERQ® - WERQ-aholics (Elaine & Adria)
2:25 - 2:55 - Cranked Up Cardio® - Will Jefferson
3:00 - 3:30 - Soca'Robics® - Natalie Burrowes
3:35 - 4:05 - BMore Funk - Sabaucka Tabias aka Kevin De Shields
4:10 - 4:40 - Hot Hula fitness® - Kirsten Ledford
4:40 - 4:45 - Stretch & Remarks - Linaya Johnson
Vendors & Exhibitors
Phil Mor Fit
Chic Décor LLC
Maria Froneberger Realtor
Waiver and Release of Liability
I recognize that this event may involve strenuous activity included but not limited to cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength and endurance training, and other various fitness activities. I therefore attest that I am physically able and equipped to participate in this event. In consideration of my participation, I hereby waive and release any and all claims against SMILE4Fitness LLC, and all of their agents and assigns, now or in the future, from any injury or damages that I may sustain during my participation in this event. I the undersigned assume all risks associated with participating in this event and grant full permission for organizers to use photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event.
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- Just dance 4 ALS junior$10$100$0