An extra special recognition goes to the city of MEMPHIS, TN Shimmy Mob dancers for their ENDURING PERSEVERANCE in the face of danger and potential personal harm.
When all seemed to go smooth, they lost their indoor location. Unable to find another safe place, the group decided to dance outdoors in spite of weather conditions and warnings. They did it because they believed in the cause. The Memphis Shimmy Mob group raised $1000 for their local shelter. "We did it in the face of tornados, storms and with the river rising! Weather didn't stop us, sound problems didn't stop us, video problems didn't stop us!" — Debra Parmley, Team Leader
Shimmy Mob – Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam Team Leader
Skin Deep Dance – Seattle, WA Team Leader
Beledi Boutique – Atlanta, GA Team Leader
Visionary Dance – Seattle, WA Team Leader Assistant
The Dancing Spirit – Tiverton Team Leader
Tara's Grace – Topeka Team Leader
Za-Beth Magic Carpet – Boston, MA Team Leader
Lafayette, LA Team Leader
A Special THANK YOU goes to all the additional volunteers, the dancers, the teachers, the dance studios who spent weeks preparing and helped make this event successful not only as a dance event but as a fundraiser and for bringing awareness of such a worthy cause.
An additional thank you goes to all that donated financially to their local shelter and to those dancers who registered and for reasons beyond their control were not able to dance.