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DANCE | Funky Town Disco/Dancing with the Borinquen Stars


Two local dance companies will host fun fundraising events this week. Rochester City Ballet will take you to Funky Town on Friday night, while Borinquen Dance Theatre will have you Dancing with the Stars on Saturday.

Dust off your disco duds and dance your way to Canandaigua's Inn on the Lake (770 S Main St., Canandaigua) on Friday, August 16. Rochester City Ballet's summer fundraiser, "Disco on Down to Funky Town," takes place 6-11 p.m. and features a cocktail hour and dinner, a special performance by Rochester City Ballet, a live auction, a silent auction by Mann's Jewelers, and dancing with RCB company members to music by DJFlex. Attire is Studio 54 or summer chic. Tickets are $195 per person. For more info or to RSVP, email Kylee at

On Saturday, August 17, make moves toward Rochester Academy of Medicine (1441 East Ave.) for an evening of "Dancing with the Borinquen Stars." The fundraiser event for Borinquen Dance kicks off at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction. Hosts Jennifer Leonard, David Cay Johnston, Melody Cofield, and Matthew Augustine will be joined by Borinquen Artistic Director Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez, who with along with current and former students, will describe how Borinquen Dance Theatre has made a positive impact in Rochester for more than three decades. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information or to register, call 263-2623 or visit