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USA Dance Chapter #6123 honors local law enforcement with special performance

May 24, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The new USA Dance Cape Coral #6123 chapter recently honored law enforcement's "finest" during an hour of dedication with music and dance at the Lake Kennedy Center. Over 70 Special Populations dancers/staff members, chapter members and friends attended the ceremony.

Lt. Angelo Vaughn and Staff Officer T. C. Tyus represented all of the brave and courage officers of the Lee County Sheriff's Department. They enjoyed the various types of dancing in their honor. A certification of appreciation was given to the officers for their bravery and courage as they protect us every day.

USA Dance Cape Coral #6123 chapter was designated in August 2018. The chapter has performers to dance in public plus chapter weekly dance classes. It also has an outreach program at Special Populations, an adult facility for people with physical and mental disabilities.

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The Enclaves Special Pops dance team at the performance honoring local law enforcement officers.

Bringing awareness to the community's special needs dancers is high on the chapter's list of achievements. For 7 1/2 years, the #6123 chapter and chapter #6049 have produced special needs dance teams at Special Populations. The dance team for 2018 was selected as USA Dance National "Honorable Mention" dance team. American Dancer magazine featured them in the top 10 dance teams for their flashmob dance.

Special Populations has two divisions. During the recent ceremony Josh, original Pops dancer, showed his expertise with his coach, Carol Davis.

The Enclaves danced a rendition of a waltz. Another dance team was lead into a "cha-cha" dance by Jim Sonsalla, assistant coach.

The Special Pops dance program has been active since 2010. Pops dancers have danced before three Cape Coral mayors, Cape Coral Parks and Rec and more. Two of the Pops dancers opened the Port Charlotte baseball game with a performance with their coach, Carol, on the baseball field.

The two Sheriff's deputies enjoyed several dance performances by chapter members: national champion, Kim Murphy, #4 in world/UCWDC Ballroom line dancing, and professional ballroom instructors, Greg Kurth (USA Dance instructor) and Michaela Poole, the co-owners of Rhythm in Motion Studio, along with the Special Populations dance teams.

Lake Kennedy's Mr. and Mrs. welcomed visitors at the door. Mrs. Cape Coral, Michaela Poole, thanked our officers with a beautiful dance with professional partner, Greg Kurth.

Deborah Marvin, Wednesday dance assistant, recently returned from her first competition with high awards. Mary Iverson will be off to her first competition in two weeks.

Each month, USA Dance gives back to the community by helping local veterans, parade participants, Seniors, Alzheimer's Association, Cape Caring Center and donations to Special Populations and children's ballroom program at Rhythm in Motion Studio and more.

The public is invited to dance with the group at its 7 p.m. Wednesday classes at Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral Parks and Recreation ballroom dance program. Also each month, the chapter does a "speciality" dance for local community to dance.

For additional information, contact Carol Davis, chapter president, at 239-565-7947 or



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