Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Ninth Annual Boca Ballroom Battle Coming Up Fast

This week three years ago I was counting down in my head the number of days (10) and hours (225) before the Big Night, the one where I’d find myself standing in front of 750 people in a ballroom the size of Rhode Island getting ready to dance to the fastest show tune ever composed by man. I recall telling myself  quite seriously that I could easily lose 30 pounds by then; at three pounds a day, it was entirely doable. And my routine would become second nature, I’d look wonderful, and the “Dancing With The Stars” judge would hand me a bouquet of roses.

In other words, I was terrified. And delusional.

That happy job falls to others this year as eight brave souls make the final preparations for the Ninth Annual Boca Ballroom Battle Friday, August 20, at the Boca Resort. This is one of the best and most fun events of the year—and the highlight of the summer—and all proceeds benefit the beloved George Snow Scholarship Fund. Tickets sell out every year but there are a few left so best to snag them now while you can.

This year’s dancers are:


Donna Biase– Co-Founder, Best Foot Forward Foundation

Dan Davidowitz – CIO & Portfolio Manager, Polen Capital

Alex Eremia, – Vice President, General Counsel, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Peter Gary – CEO/Founder, Pinnacle Advertising & Marketing Group

Bonnie Halperin – Entrepreneur, Visionary, Philanthropist, Volunteer

Stacey Packer-Community Champion, Volunteer and Mother

Doug Paton, – Chief Operating Officer, Flagship Solutions Group

Samantha Vassallo – Senior Vice President, SunTrust Private Wealth Management

As for the event, here are the particulars. Be sure to get your seats today and cheer on these courageous dancers. The applause is worth all the hard work!

Date: August 20, 2016Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location:  Show mapThe Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 E. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Contact: Debi FeilerPhone: 561-347-6799Email: dfeiler@scholarship.org

Tickets: Boca Ballroom Battle 2016
2016 Bocas Ballroom Battle
(Click appropriate link to purchase tickets)

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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