Riolo Instructors Dance with the Media Stars
Riolo Dance Studio is pleased to sponsor Indy's own version of Dancing With the Stars -- Media Stars, that is! The project began when organizers for the Elizabella Ball (a fund-raiser for Catholic Charities) asked Marie Riolo Roach, studio owner, long-time dance instructor and supporter of dance and charities in Indianapolis, if she would be willing to partner with them in putting together a Dancing with the Stars Program for their 2008 event. Several local media stars volunteered their time--not a small commitment for people with little or no dance experience to learn a routine well enough to perform in front of hundreds of people and look good in the process! The Riolo instructors volunteered their time--countless hours spent in choreographing routines and then practicing with their stars. Riolo Dance Studio donated the use of their dance floor for all practice--an estimated 100+ hours. On the night of the big event, the couples performed in front of a live audience whose members then voted for their favorite couple. Though it is a lot of work, all the stars and instructors look forward to these events as an opportunity to do their part for Indianapolis charities.
Left to Right:
Jennifer Luna, Instructor; David Siler, Executive Director of Catholic Charities; Marie Riolo Roach, Instructor; Rafael Sanchez, WRTV6 News Anchor; Julia Moffitt, WTHR Sunrise Morning Anchor; Drew Kolditz, Instructor; Rob Jenkins, Instructor; Kelly Vaughn, B105.7 Morning Anchor.
You, too, can dance like the stars! Contact us about lessons!
Riolo Dance & Marie Riolo Roach...490-6739 Rob Jenkins...331-3551
Drew Kolditz...514-7997 Jennifer Luna...812-202-3780
Here are the details of events at which the Riolo Instructors and Media Stars danced.
The Heart of Gold Ball
Saturday, May 9th, 2009, Lucas Oil Stadium
Benefits the American Heart Association and heart disease in children
Saturday, August 15, 2009, Indiana Roof Ballroom
Benefits St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Service
Results of Dancing With the Media Stars Competitions
August 2008 Elizabella Ball--Marie Riolo Roach (instructor) and Rafael Sanchez (star)
May 2009 Heart of Gold Ball--Angela Garote (star) and Drew Kolditz (instructor)