Marion Therapeutic Riding Association is so grateful for the continued support from Dance, Dance, Dance Studio, Mary Thomas and her amazing team, and for all of the participants, instructors, vendors, sponsors, and spectator who support the Florida Fun Mini Match each year. The 8th Florida Fun Mini Match in 2020 helped them to raise over $10,000 for MTRA programming! That equates to nearly 200 private therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults in our own community!
If you missed it in 2020, the dancing competition was outstanding, Parley (the therapeutic miniature horse) came out with his team from the Equine Performance Center and passed out kisses, and vendors offered unique items for spectators and competitors. MTRA features a Silent Auction and information table about our services at the event as well.
Thank you to the 2020 Judges Aida Skriptsova & Aleksandr Skriptsov and Slava Panache with Panache Star Productions for creating this one of a kind video recap of the Mini Match!
In its ninth year, the Florida Fun Mini Match certainly will not disappoint! Dancers of all ages compete in waltz, tango, foxtrot, salsa and two step from mid-morning into the evening for a chance to be 1st place in their heat and win fabulous prizes. The judges in 2021, recently announced, will be Mykhailo Azarov and Tetyana Makarenko! Previously co-owners of one of the best studios in Fred Astaire Studios New York City, these two have relocated to South Florida. They placed 3rd in the Theatre Arts Division at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival. Misha and Tetyna are also US 9 dance finalists dancing in the Professional American Smooth and Rhythm division, and known for their innovative creativity – they are undefeated Fred Astaire Cabaret Champions.
We look forward to another great year in 2021! Proceeds benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association and help to raise awareness for their services, possible through competitor and spectator attendance, event sponsors, and donors to the silent auction. The support of the dance community in North Central Florida is growing, and Dance Dance Dance and MTRA are excited for the future of ballroom dance in our area.
If you are interested in participating or becoming a vendor for the Florida Fun Mini Match, please visit the Dance, Dance, Dance event page!
Stay tuned for more details soon!