The dancers came in all ages, sporting various styles.
Some did solo numbers, while others danced in pairs. Some formed a conga line and danced around the floor at the recreation center at Wesley Chapel District Park.
All in all, about 100 people were there to move to the music, have some refreshments and simply enjoy themselves at “Dance your Dream,” a free event on June 11. The gathering was sponsored by HOPE Services, a vocational service organization.
The two-hour event brought people living with disabilities together for a chance to look great and groove to the music. They came from as close as Wesley Chapel, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz and Tampa to as far away as Seffner and Brandon.
Those attending were encouraged to wear their “prom attire” and to get on the dance floor to show off their moves.
Besides dancing, there were refreshments provided by Chick-fil-A and a chance to meet the Chick-fil-A mascot.
In addition to providing the opportunity for a good time, the event doubled as a fundraiser for HOPE Services’ new Life Skills Center, which is expected to open this year.
Event-goers could bid on silent auction items and try their luck in some raffles.
The new Life Skills Center will assist people living with disabilities with everyday life skills and employable skills in food services, construction, hospitality, retail, and computer skills.
Published June 22, 2022
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