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West Coast Dancers Give Free Lessons To Youngsters Affected By Sandy

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Dancers traveled 3,000 miles from their studio in Washington State to help some victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island help some get their rhythm back.

Members of the Dance Explosion Studio partnered with the Steps on Broadway studio to raise money for families whose homes were destroyed.

Young dancers from Mrs. Rosemary's Studio on Staten Island got a free dance lesson from a professional choreographer.

Organizers say they wanted to bring some joy to the students of the New Dorp studio which was also flooded by Sandy.

"It's one thing to hear about the news. We're clear across the country. But it's another thing to be here and talk to the families," said Nancy Peterson, whose daughter attends Dance Explosion.

"They don't know us. And what they're doing for our kids and for us, it's absolutely amazing. I can't thank them enough for what they're doing for us," said Jennifer Darcy, whose daughter attends Mrs. Rosemary's Studio.

"Steps being a leader in the dance world, decided that we can bring dancers together from coast to coast and have a little healing," said Suzy Norton-DiCerto.

The families received Target gift cards and were treated to a performance of the off Broadway hit "Stomp."

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