2 years ago, all of us here in Houston were either personally affected or know someone who was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain, caused over $125 Billion of damage and Harvey caused at least 107 confirmed deaths.
Fast forward 2 years, Hurricane Dorian has devastated the northwestern Bahamas and caused significant damage to the United States and Canada. It has left at least 70,000 people homeless, has caused at least 50 confirmed deaths with news sources in the Bahamas suggesting that it may exceed over 3000.
On Saturday, September 21st, we will be hosting a Open House Country Dance Party fundraiser at the Firehouse Saloon in Houston. There is no charge to attend, but donations to the American Red Cross are requested of any amount that you are comfortable with.
We will host 3 dance workshops in the afternoon and put on the area’s largest country dance party that evening. There will be lots of Two Step, Polka, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Line Dance and more. We will be combining this with our previously planned student showcase already planned for that night. Our students and instructors will be performing Texas Themed dance exhibitions throughout the course of the night. You can vote for your favorite performers and most importantly, help those who are in need right now at this moment.
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Location: Firehouse Saloon - 5930 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77057
Cost: $0 (donations to American Red Cross appreciated)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
2:30pm - Workshop (Line Dance) with Byran Roberson Jr of Country Sole from San Diego, CA
3:30pm - Workshop (West Coast Swing) with Clarissa and Chelsea of Country Dance X. 2 classes simultaneously - Beginner and Intermediate
4:30pm - Workshop (Two Step) with Anthony and Rose Lewis of Country Dance X. Beginner to Novice level.
6:00pm - Country Dance Party - Let's dance for a cause! We'll play Two Step, Polka, Swing, Waltz, Line Dance and more. There will be performances by students and instructors of Country Dance X throughout the evening.
Guys, let’s dance and show the world what being a Texan is all about. We all appreciated the help we received 2 years ago. Let’s get everyone in our little dance community together and pay that love forward.
We hope you’ll join us. Admission is free to all workshops, the dance party, and the performances.
Let’s do it, Houston!