RB Friends


One of the many wonderful things at Rochester Ballroom is a very special program that is now in its third year.  RB Friends is a group of very talented and special dancers that meet weekly for a group dance lesson.  Each of these amazing dancers has special needs and is partnered by one of our volunteer dancers.

Since the program started in 2013, they have performed twice yearly at RB showcases.  They have danced Foxtrot, Merengue, Swing, Tango, and Nightclub slow and are currently learning a Hustle routine for the upcoming RB Friend's Gala.  Students learn complex choreography, musical cues, leading/following and styling for a two minute group formation routine.  It is truly amazing to see them progress  and excel as ballroom dancers

The RB Friend's students receive a subsidy through a special fund within the Rochester Community Foundation to offset the class costs. In addition to helping to fund these very special dancers, the fund also contributes to school and college students and teacher training/development.  Rochester Ballroom hosts a charity gala to raise money for RB Friends through this fund.  Please contact the studio to participate in our upcoming RB Friends Gala held each Autumn or to volunteer as a partner for one of our "friends".  To purchase tickets to the RB Friends Gala or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our donation page on the Community Foundation website. 

 

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