Thursday, May 23, 2024

Countdown to Boca Ballroom Battle!

I can only imagine what the dancers are thinking these days. In one month, they will be dancing before a crowd of 800 people at the Boca Resort, spray-tanned and blinged out, smiles on their faces, the music they have memorized blaring away as they execute a routine they could (almost) do in their sleep.

The Big Night is a month away (Friday, Sept. 14) and not only the dancers are gearing up. The community is also getting ready for the Big Party, the culmination of Summer 2018—and the event that no one misses in Boca Raton. This year, the 11th annual Boca Ballroom Battle (held at the Boca Resort) is almost a month later, so everyone is here—back from summer vacations, taking kids up to college, etc. etc.  The crowd is expected be bigger than ever, and it’s time to nail down those seats before it’s sold out.

This “Dancing With The Stars”-inspired event , in which eight community leaders are paired with dance pros to learn a routine they will perform, awards the mirrored ball trophy to the dancer who has raised the most money for the event’s charity, The George Snow Scholarship Fund.

The 2018 Boca’s Ballroom Battle community dancers are:

  • Samir Changela, owner, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
  • Nancy Dockerty, Director, Dockerty Romer & Co.
  • Matthew Maschler, Broker-Associate, Realtor, Signature Paradise Florida Properties, LLC.
  • Dr. Cristina Mata. VP, Chief Medical Officer, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Jamie M. Rosemurgy, mother/volunteer/real estate investor
  • Tracy Tilson, President, TilsonPR
  • Joseph W. Veccia, President, Veccia Consulting
  • Christopher B. Warren, Partner, Lawless, Edwards & Warren Wealth Management

It’s time to pony up with your donation or your tickets (or both!) and get this party started! Get your tickets here, and for more information, email

Marie Speed
Marie Speed
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.

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