World champion dancers performing Saturday in 'Dance for Life'

Guilmette & Piedad

International dance champions Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad will headline Fred Astaire Dance Studio's annual Dance for Life showcase at Crestview High School, benefiting Covenant Hospice.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 04:29 PM.

CRESTVIEW — International champion dancers Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad will perform locally Saturday, exhibiting their sensuous, award-winning ballroom dance moves.

The duo takes to the Crestview High School Pearl Tyner Auditorium stage April 5 as part of Fred Astaire Dance Studio's annual "Dance for Life" exhibition showcase, benefiting Covenant Hospice.

"Dancing is truly a celebration of life, and Covenant Hospice is all about quality of life," studio owner David Colón said. "It is such a great cause and a rewarding partnership for both organizations."

Many Fred Astaire studios present yearly exhibition programs, often benefiting a worthy community cause, Covenant Hospice senior development manager Jenni Perkins said. This is the fourth year that the local studio has partnered with the hospice.

"Charity events such as Dance for Life help fund Covenant Hospice’s special programs in Okaloosa and Walton counties," Perkins said, adding the service accepts patients regardless of their financial status.

World champions

While Fred Astaire dancers from the Crestview studio and throughout the region will perform at Dance for Life, many eyes will be on the international champions.

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