Thursday, January 17, 2013

‘Dancing with Hope’ showcases students’ talents to benefit Hope Hospice and Gulfshore Ballet


Hope HealthCare Services and Gulfshore Ballet present “Dancing with Hope,” featuring former Miami City Ballet principal dancers Iliana Lopez and Franklin Gamero, on Saturday, March 9.

The performance benefits both organizations and takes place at Edison State College’s Rush Auditorium, located in the “J” building at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers.

Advanced dancers from Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Florida’s premier, not-for-profit school of classical ballet, will present a two-part performance, with live piano accompaniment, under the guidance of one of the school’s renowned artistic directors.

Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with a variety of dance costumes on display. An outdoor garden reception for VIP guests begins at 4:30 p.m. and features live music and champagne with Gulfshore Ballet’s directors. The showcase performance begins at 6 p.m.

Individual tickets are $100, and VIP tickets are $200. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. For reservations or additional information, contact 489-9164 or visit http://hopehcs.org/dancing.