By Kathy L. Collins

The Way 2 Dance Studio in Brandon will host the Third Annual Holiday Charity Ball on Thursday, December 11 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Proceeds from the event will benefit Toys For Tots of Tampa Bay. Each attendee is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event.

Tickets for this extravaganza are $45 per person and may be purchased at www.holidaycharityballbrandon.com or by calling 966-4788. The Holiday Charity Ball is a collaboration of Tatyana Frost, owner of the Way 2 Dance Studio, and Bob Savage, dance student and owner of Savage IT Consulting located in Brandon. Both had a dream to combine their love of dance and desire to give back to the community.

This is a great opportunity to put on that finest holiday dress and enjoy a red carpet entrance complete with paparazzi, followed by the swinging sounds of music, live and interactive entertainment, dancing exhibition, silent auction, and amazing food catered by 3C’s Catering. This year’s event will feature guest Emcee Ernest Hooper. Music is provided by Big Beats Entertainment, and there will be a dance exhibition by Pablo Rapun.

The event is perfect for kicking off the holidays and made better by the fact that proceeds from the evening will help make a child’s Christmas a little bit brighter. Last year over 220 Brandon area residents attended the Holiday Charity Ball and raised over $3,000 for Toys for Tots and donated 16 overflowing boxes of toys.

Toys For Tots helps less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas.

Frost said, “We are very excited about this year’s event. It is shaping up to be bigger and better than the first two, and we set the bar high.”

Sponsorships, individual and group tickets are available. Space is limited so sign up now to attend this fabulous event.

The Way 2 Dance is located at 610 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. It offers group lessons, private lessons and dance parties. For more information on The Way 2 Dance, visit www.theway2dance.com or call 966-4788.