Studio puts on a marathon of dancing for charity in East Lyme
The event, scheduled to run 10 a.m. Friday to 12:15 a.m. Saturday, had six instructors that were giving 45-minute lessons during the annual event and students taking two to eight sessions each were coming and going, with a goal of 80 sessions total. Student Angelika Mercer of Deep River said she planned on participating in eight sessions.
At 7:45 p.m., there was to be a dance party, with 50 percent of the proceeds from the party and $20 from each dance session going to the foundation.
The foundation offers community outreach on suicide prevention and awareness, as well as support for those with depression or in grieving for a loved one who died by suicide.
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