2003-06-13 / Community

Dancing To Honor Locke And Russo

Dancing To Honor Locke And Russo

A very special opening to the "Dancing Under the Stars" SummerFun program will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at Shore Front Parkway and Beach 84 Street. The Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways will open this year’s dance program with a dedication of the 2003 event series to Mr. Leon Locke, former publisher of The Wave and to Mr. Mario Russo, "Mr. Dancing Under the Stars" himself.

For many years, this duo teamed up to make Dancing Under the Stars a reality. Mario and his wife, Diane, put on their dancing shoes and brought out the crowds and Leon (The Wave) was the annual sponsor. Hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed this summer tradition year after year. Thanks to the continued support of The Wave and the greatly appreciated support of Sweet and Low, this wonderful program will continue throughout the summer of 2003.

The Connelly Dance Center will host the Dancing Under the Stars program and will kick off the summer with Merengue demonstrations and lessons. Everyone is doing the merengue and now, you can learn how so you can join in the fun on the dance floor. Lessons begin at 7:15 p.m. and dancing follows until 9:00 p.m. Free parking spots have been offered by St. Rose of Lima – or ride over on your bikes – bring the entire family. Come join in the fun and in this special dedication ceremony.


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