Shall We Dance 2011
Angel Hair Foundation's second annual Shall We Dance was an amazing event. In January 2011, over 200 people came together to support kids all across Oregon as they face incredible challenges due to medical illness that results in hair loss. Attendees also came out to support their favorite local celebrity dancers in a whirlwind competition of twirls, jumps and flashy dance moves.
The audience fell silent when returning champions, Colleen Bellotti and her partner Robert, graced the dance floor with their signature Viennese Waltz.
Later on, things picked up as our celebrity dancers began competing for the title. We saw some heel kickin' when Ryan Papé and Laura revved the crowed with a very energetic two step to Jason Aldean's She's Country. Storm Kennedy and Robert's bolero to I Can Only Imagine was breathtaking. One of the most entertaining moments was Ric Jeffries dressed in 70's disco attire dancing the Hustle to Carwash. (LOVED the headband, Ric.) But, the ever so coveted Tiffany & Co. crystal vase and perpetual trophy went to...Holly Menino! Holly and Mark dominated the dance floor with soaring lifts and daring swings as they danced the jive to Candyman.
Performing is one thing, but being judged is another. The celebrity dancers had to withstand the critiques of our always entertaining judges. Even though they were all dancers last year -- Molly Elder, Seth Wayne, Al Kline, and Jose da Silva -- they did not go easy on our celebrities. Aside from a few from-the-heart constructive comments, all our judges gave all the dancers rave reviews.
The real star of the evening and the showstopper was Maile Heen. Nine year-old Maile had everyone's attention and hearts as she told her story about how Angel Hair touched her life.
2011 Dance Competitors
* Shall We Dance 2011 Winner
Please view some of the highlights from the evening via a short trailer below.
The Angel Hair Foundation, a private, non-profit corporation, reaches out to children in Oregon who have lost their hair due to medical illness. It provides the funding needed to purchase natural looking, quality hair systems, often called Angel Hair. The foundation was started when Staci, daughter of Market of Choice President Rick Wright, went through chemotherapy and received a prosthetic hair system.
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