Club di Movimiento, a popular local ballet and dance school under the direction of prima ballerina Samantha Westrate, orchestrated an elaborate bingo & dance show in the Grand Caribbean Ballroom of the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa in an effort to raise funds for an upcoming learning trip to the USA
The advanced students of Club Di Movimiento are planning to go on a trip in order to attend a presentation and a workshop in New Jersey, in October, participating in the International Youth Dance Festival.
Dancers, teachers and choreographers hope to travel with approximately 45 aspiring dancers. They were invited by dance-master Leonid Koslov, who was in Aruba this past January, having assisted in the Nutcracker production. Koslov reciprocated for the hospitality he experienced here with an invitation, and sparked the desire of all parents and students to travel and expand their artistic horizons.
Kozlov, founder and director of the US based performing group, Kozlov Dance International, is a famous ballet star; he was a principal dancer with both the Bolshoi Ballet and the New York City Ballet.
Club di Movimiento in conjunction with a very active Parents Committee, immediately started collecting funds in many creative ways in order to make this dream of a trip possible. The Garage and Cake Sale was first. Then the mega effort of the sold out fundraising bingo at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa on June 21st, from 3pm to 7pm, delivered a great multi-generational response, as seen in our picture, bringing the community together for a good cause.