“Lo que Ellas Quieren Es Bailar”, (“What They Want Is to Dance”) was a charity and dance event that took place on Saturday, May 12 at The Gym to raise awareness and funds to support urban dance for young girls in Cuba. Even with the torrential downpours, people found the passion to dance and drive to the event Saturday evening.
The combination of the venue, the teachers (Muevete con Franklin, Ekaterina Petrashkevich, Motha Funk Girls Crew, Belem Franco, and Andrea Franco) who “shined as dancing stars” and the passion of the students who weathered the rain to attend created an atmosphere of happiness and support. This is such a positive attribute of Playa del Carmen; it always has had citizens with big hearts.
Thirty-five dancers in total showed up to dance and sweat to help give an opportunity to The B Girls of Artemisa, Cuba. In June, Andrea Franco will fly to Artemisa, Cuba to prepare the girls there for a competition called BBoy Es Vida to be held between August 16 and 19 this year.
In total the amount raised was $150 USD. Barbara Martin-Daniel said “We are really happy about that: the dancers and the Playa del Carmen community helped us so much! We will do more next time for sure!”
The next event is planned in July to help the first B Girls crew of Playa del Carmen (The Mtha Funk Girls Crew) to compete in this BBoy Es Vida in August. This will give them the ability to teach, train and share information with our Cuban sisters.
Thank you so much once again to all the sponsors and teachers who helped to make this event possible and successful.