Support Charlotte Arts by supporting Dancing with the Charlotte Stars. Local celebrities paired with local dance studios create the annual high-energy dance show that will be on March 8, 2019. You can "vote" (donate) for your favorite Celebrity Dancer using Crowdrise and sponsor and purchase event tickets, also for your favorite dancer, using EventBrite.
Bob Massey, Florida Weekly
Bob has been the editor of Florida Weekly since 2016, but has been a freelance writer and editor since 1989. Promoting the arts is a large part of both Florida Weekly’s and Bob’s mission in the community.
Why am I doing 2019 Dancing with the Charlotte Stars?
The arts have always been an integral part of my life — from writing my first “book” at age 7, to starring in community theater productions to becoming an award-winning writer and editor. There is a ton of research to prove that including the arts in education not only increases students’ academics, but also their motivation, attitudes and attendance. What community wouldn’t want more of that? But there’s more. My own children were home-schooled for several years, and I made sure to include the arts as part of their studies — so they not only became high achievers and won numerous academic awards in public school, they have also excelled in their jobs as adults. I believe the key to having more successful adults in our community is by opening their minds and hearts to the arts as students. Please help me make that a reality with your donation. Thank you so much!