April 24 Block Party to Benefit Dancing Classrooms

 Estero, FL. –Miromar Outlets is celebrating education with a Block Party to benefit the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.   The event will take place on Friday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. between Ford’s Garage and Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar on the east end of the mall.

               Proceeds will benefit the Dancing Classrooms Program in Lee County, a national program that builds social awareness, confidence and self-esteem through the disciplines of ballroom dancing.  Now in its eighth year, the program is administered locally by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, and funded by Miromar Outlets.  Students participate in 10 weeks of training from certified dance instructors, and show their skills at exhibitions at Miromar Outlets.

               The public is encouraged to come out for a fun evening of food provided by Ford’s Garage and Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar, drinks, dancing and live music by the Mark Kobie Duo!  Special guest Rodney Lopez, the national program director for the Dancing Classrooms Program will be joined by 5th grade students from the Lee County Public Schools for dance demonstrations. The donation of $50 per person or 2 tickets for $75 includes admission, (2) drink tickets per person, heavy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to enter to win prizes.  Tickets can be purchased online at MiromarOutlets.com.

               The final ballroom dancing competition called “Colors of the Rainbow” will be held Saturday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Miromar Design Center in Estero. The 8 participating schools are Colonial Elementary, J. Colin English Elementary, Lehigh Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, Bonita Springs Elementary and James Stephens International Academy.  Dancing Classrooms was brought to the state of Florida and The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools in 2008 by Margaret Antonier, Founder and CEO of Miromar Development.  Since its inception in Lee County, more than 6,400 students have had the opportunity to participate in the Dancing Classrooms Program.

 About The Foundation: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c) 3 organization established in 1986.  Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships. 






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