Meet The Mighty 2021 Boca Ballroom Battle Warriors

Boca Ballroom Battle
2021 Boca Ballroom Battle participants

The clock is ticking and this year’s Boca Ballroom Battle dancers are ready for their close ups—which means taping the whole TV extravaganza is imminent! We thought it’s about time you saw those shining faces—and made your plans to watch Boca Raton’s favorite TV show of the year! The “Magnificent 8’s” show will be presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group which will again be broadcast on WPTV-TV (NBC Affiliate) on Saturday, August 14th, at 7:00PM as well as Live Streamed from the WPTV website and GSSF’s website for out-of-town guests.

Unlike many events that had to be held virtually in recent months, this event will be broadcast as a professional TV production, fashioned after “Dancing with the Stars,” full of glitz, glamour and sensational dance floor moves from community leaders. And yes, it’s a disco theme this year so you have to see it. (After all, you know all the moves—admit it.)

You can host a Watch Party, make a donation, become a sponsor, buy a raffle ticket or bid online to support this very important fundraiser, which helped last year to send 234 local students to college, university or graduate school.

“Over the last 13 years, our event has become the DO NOT MISS event of the season as eight of our community’s most recognizable personalities take to the dance floor for a good cause. Not to mention that coveted fundraising ‘Mirror Ball’ trophy,” said President Tim Snow. “Because of the tremendous success last year, we decided to partner again with WPTV to broadcast the event, which reached more than 23,000 local residents in addition to the online viewing. Combining the fundraising results and the enhanced reach of our mission, we are optimistic the 2021 results will continue to grow.”

Paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Boca Raton, here are the fearless fundraisers, the dancing dynamos, the intrepid voyagers into the Zone of Uncomfortable. So get out those checkbooks, schedule your own fun watch party and help the George Snow Scholarship Fund send deserving kids to college. It’s a life changer.

The 2021 Ballroom Battle “Magnificent 8” Community dancers are:

Elmar Benavente – CEO, Be Design Associates, Inc.

Kelly Fleming –  Mother & Community Volunteer

Dre Garcia – CEO, EMPOWER Consulting Partners

Dr. Melyssa Hancock – Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Nose & Sinus Institute of Boca Raton

Ryan Reiter – Director of Government Relations, Kaufman Lynn Construction

Mindy Shikiar – Former COO, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Robert Snyder – Executive Director, Strategy & Communications, NCCI

Dr. Jeffrey Stein – MD, Internal Medicine

Support your favorite Community Dancer by going to  and donating today.

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Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.