Ballroom Barks!

Ballroom Barks! is the brainchild of former world, national and ten dance champion Bonnie Diaz.

Date added to ADN: Tuesday, Apr 21 2015
Originally Published: Tuesday, Apr 21 2015
By Bonnie Diaz

Ballroom Barks! is the brainchild of former world, national and ten dance champion Bonnie Diaz. Since its inception in 2009 this beginner 501(c)3 organization has delighted and united the ballroom and latin dance world along with the animal kingdom all over the tristate area.

Producing events, gala's and scholarships at dance competitions year round Ms. Diaz has traveled to Albany to rally for animals and their causes, tirelessly volunteered at kill shelters rescued and adopted many animals as well as assisted many animals in need of extreme veterinary bills.

The next project for Ballroom Barks! is the creation of the Ballroom Barks! interactive community volunteer program. Developing awareness in todays youth and adult encouraging participation in community service involving animals. Volunteering at a shelter, dog sitting, cat sitting, dog grooming, rescuing an animal, fostering an animal, feeding animals etc... In return Ballroom Barks! will make a contribution to their ballroom dance hobbies or careers in the form of dance lessons or coaching's, dance supplies or costumes, travel expenses and the like.

This program is set to debut by the end of 2015. In the meantime visit our web page with all the latest updates and info. Our new web page will be up and running in early May.

We hope to see you at the 12th annual New York DanceSportCentre Spring Ball and fundraiser for BallroomBarks! June 13th on Long Island hosted by Patti Panebiano and featuring the "FAB FOUR" together for one night only....Patti Panebianco, DonnaMarie Portelli, Donna DiSimone and LoriAnn Greenhouse.

And the animals continue to roar!

Photo: The dog I am pictured with is a Ballroom Barks! rescue. We pulled him from a cage in a cellar in East New York a very tough area. He had been held there for almost two years and he was slated to be "pitbull" bait for the horrible sport of dog fighting. His name is "Rico" and he now has a forever home here in NYC with a retired navy veteran and Ballroom Barks! supporter Jon Frank Jr. This shot is him getting his first check-up at the vet.

About the Author:

Visionary, Angelic Intuitive, Humanitarian, Animal Activist, Producer, Director, Choreographer, Ballroom Dancer. ?

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