Latin Dance Class in Portsmouth, NH Benefits Ukrainian Refugees
flure dance is a relatively new Latin dance company that was started 4 years ago with the hope of promoting Latin dance in the Seacoast area. Fluere (Latin for Flow) is intended to encourage full enjoyment and immersion in the flow of life and dance.
Nina El-Badry is the founder and team manager of Fluere Dance Company. Her parents immigrated from Moscow, Russia many years ago and she currently resides in Kittery, Maine. Nina and her family have many Ukrainian friends and relatives and feel a lot of pain because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In addition to Nina, Fluere Dance has members from many international backgrounds. The dance company wants to help Ukrainians by doing what they love the most: dancing!
On Saturday, April 9, Fluere is hosting A Dance for Ukraine from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Spinnaker Point Recreation Center in 30 Spinnaker Way in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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The event will offer beginner-friendly classes in various dance styles such as zumba, salsa, bachata and kizomba.
All classes will be given to members of the Fluere dance team: Anita Augustyniak, Claire Bélanger, Ivana Ruzkova and Nina El Badry. No dance experience or partner is necessary.
In addition to dancing, the event will include a social lunch featuring traditional Ukrainian dishes such as borscht and pierogis (YUM!).
“Dance is truly a universal language and has the power to connect us to each other and change lives. I want to see our community come together, dance and do what we can to help Ukrainians. My heart breaks because of this horrible and useless war. We stand with Ukraine” –Nina El Badry
All proceeds from the Dance for Ukraine performance will go to the Crisis in Ukraine Fund on My SkyIC and www.CashforRefugees.org. For more information and if you would like to help, please contact Nina El-Badry at [email protected] or (207) 409-6387.
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