Lake Stevens dancers will be dancing for a cureLooking at a picture of Madison Hopfe brings a smile to your face and when you realize the love and passion she has for dance it makes you wish a little wish that someday soon they will find a cure for her terrible disease, Cystic Fibrosis.
This Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. several local dancers will be “Dancing for Dollars” at the Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center.
Thirty dancers, under the direction of Lynn Johntry, will perform in a variety of dance styles including classical and modern ballet, jazz and tap to promote awareness and to financially assist in the search for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.Madison Hopfe has Cystic Fibrosis. Dance has helped her in her fight against this disease.
This disorder is genetically acquired and is non-contagious but potentially can cut short the life of a child.
Johntry, has been a resident of Lake Stevens and taught dance here for 20 years. She has also taught dance all over the country for over 50 years.
“After all of these years of presenting at least one and many times even more, the usual and expected performances to involve the students and give them the confidence and applause that performing offers, I really felt this year, that a different element needed to be added,” Johntry said. “I didn’t know what that might be until a little girl named Madison enrolled in my children’s ballet class.”
“With so many worthy causes that need to be supported and that tug at my heart, I do believe that God brought Madison to me to put my finger on my special reason for this year’s performance,” Johntry said.
Madison is a smart, beautiful girl who loves to dance. Exercise is very important in the life of someone with Cystic Fibrosis and dance has been great for Madison.
Any and all profits from this event will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Tickets may be reserved by phone at 425-334-9872 or purchased at the door. All tickets are $12.