Meet the 2016 Dancing for a Cause dancers

Staff Report
Barry Whittington Jr., East Ascension High School, with Alyssa Babin

The Arc of East Ascension has announced their 2016 dancers for their annual Dancing for a Cause fundraiser. Dancers, which include notable leaders in Ascension Parish and surrounding areas, will dance the night away with routines such as the tango, sashay, waltz, rumba and two-step.

The 2016 local celebrity volunteer dancers include Barry Whittington Jr., East Ascension High School basketball coach, Shekema Leblanc, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dustin Clouatre, Bourg Insurance, Tammy Williams, City of Gonzales, Martin McConnell, Ascension Parish Government, Katie Gibbons, Red River Bank, Mark Lacour, Wright’s Furniture and Cherae James, Ascension Parish School Board. Their instructors include professional dancers Leonard Augustus, Alyssa Babin, Le’Brian Patrick, Kris Cangelosi, Hannah Willson and Jessica Kennedy.

Dancing for a Cause will be held on July 9 at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at LeBlanc's Food Stores, EventBrite.com and the COEA located at 1122 S. E. Ascension Complex Blvd., Gonzales.

For more information contact the COEA office at (225) 621-2000.