Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Benefit For Our Abbey :)

Be sure to pause the music when watching the video!

So here's what we're so excited about.... :)!!!

A little background first... My sister Stacey and I both grew up taking dance classes at Center Stage Dance Studio in Northfield, Ohio. Stacey went on to become an instructor there and has been teaching there for the past 17 years. Abbey also has taken classes there. She started her first class just a few weeks before she was diagnosed and just recently has been able to start taking there again. Center Stage Dance Studio is an exceptional studio with the very best talent in Northeast Ohio. Sherry Federan is the owner of the studio and we have been very close to her and her family for years. Mitchel Federan, who is her son is undoubtably the most talented person we know. Not only is he the most amazing dancer, but his choreography is outstanding. He does choreography for several different studios all over the East Coast and he has been the recipient of numerous choreography awards, both locally and nationally. He has been on Broadway several times and has worked along side many big names including Hugh Jackman, Marilu Henner and Robert Sean Leonard (from House). He also played Petey Cortland on ABC's All My Children and had a solo performance in the Nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He continues to amaze us with his accomplishments.

Versatile Dance Company is Mitchel's newest project. It is a brand new non profit organization started this year in Akron, Ohio. We have been blessed that Mitchel chose our family and the leukemia society to be the beneficiaries of his first event! VDC will be making its premier on Sunday, January 10th at the Canton Palace Theatre performing "Praying For Abbey." The show will portray Abbey and our family's journey through leukemia. Each member is very talented and the show will undoubtably be amazing! Mitchels goal with VDC is to bring his audience the top performers in all areas of dance while at the same time helping charities that are important to him and his company members. Along with his incredibly talented dancers who will be performing tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary numbers, he is also bringing in the very best break dancers in the country, Quest Crew! Quest Crew Won "America's Best Dance Crew" Season 3 on MTV and they continue to perform all over the country. You can check them out on "So You Think You Can Dance" in late November and come see them in person on January 10th!! Following the show you can meet them and the rest of the cast :)!! So here's the details.....

When: Sunday, January 10th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The Canton Palace Theatre

To Benefit: The Leukemia Society and our family :) thanks!

Ticket Price : $40 per person
Discount: 10 or more $35 each

Tickets on sale now! Call the Canton Palace box office or purchase tickets online at www.CantonPalaceTheatre.org

For a truly unforgettable afternoon, come join us on January 10th! Please come support Versatile Dance Company in its premier performance as it presents "Praying For Abbey" and see some incredible dance while contributing to a great cause! Tickets are tax-deductable!!

Thank you Mitchel, VDC and all of you who will come out to support us :)!!!

Abbey and her cousin Gracie at their first dance class.... just weeks before Abbey was diagnosed.

Abbey :)


The Liegel Family said...

This is really awesome! It's great that you guys are being blessed by this outpouring, but also that the Lord's glory can continue to be shown through your testimony.


Cindy Bailey said...

What an amazing young man and the dance company. This is just amazing and I'm so happy for your family to be blessed with such an overwheming outpouring of love! I wish I could be there to see the show.

Beth said...

How wonderful!!

Would you mind if I pass this on to family and friends that live in the area?


Rae said...

That really awesome!!! What an amazing idea.

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