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Hundreds Dance In Ho-Ho-Kus For Mom Paralyzed In Freak Accident

A friend greets Christine Danza of Ho-Ho-Kus during the festivities.
A friend greets Christine Danza of Ho-Ho-Kus during the festivities. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Hundreds Zumba in a packed auditorium at the Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus for a "Dance for Danza" fundraiser.
Hundreds Zumba in a packed auditorium at the Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus for a "Dance for Danza" fundraiser. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Guest Instructor Shelley Capener lets loose.
Guest Instructor Shelley Capener lets loose. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Three instructors, from the left, Mary-Lee Costello, Shelley Capener and Stacie DeSena in mid-dance on the stage.
Three instructors, from the left, Mary-Lee Costello, Shelley Capener and Stacie DeSena in mid-dance on the stage. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Well-wishers for Christine Danza, most wearing "I Shimmy for Chritsine" T-shirts, pair up for a dance.
Well-wishers for Christine Danza, most wearing "I Shimmy for Chritsine" T-shirts, pair up for a dance. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Host Instructor Mary-Lee Costello gives instructions for a new dance.
Host Instructor Mary-Lee Costello gives instructions for a new dance. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Swinging your partners, zumba style.
Swinging your partners, zumba style. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Even littlest dancers joined in.
Even littlest dancers joined in. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
A square dance-inspired routine.
A square dance-inspired routine. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
A happy Christine Danza sat in an upholstered chair stageside, her feet elevated, and enjoyed watching the dancing.
A happy Christine Danza sat in an upholstered chair stageside, her feet elevated, and enjoyed watching the dancing. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Two Zumba dancers getting into the groove.
Two Zumba dancers getting into the groove. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Guest Instructor Heather Gordon, formerly of "Lord of the Dance," breaking into an Irish step dance.
Guest Instructor Heather Gordon, formerly of "Lord of the Dance," breaking into an Irish step dance. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash

HO-HO-KUS, N.J. — Some 250 people wearing pink “I Shimmy for Christine” T-shirts turned out for “Dance for Danza” at the Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus Sunday.

The energy was electrifying as participants of all ages did their best to Zumba for 90 minutes.

Their goal: to have fun and raise money for Christine Danza, a Ho-Ho-Kus mom of twins.

She was paralyzed last December in a freak accident in her home.

Four Zumba and fitness instructors, led by Host Instructor Mary-Lee Costello, danced their heart out as Danza sat stageside in an upholstered chair.

She faced the dance floor with her feet elevated.

Well-wishers came up to greet her or give her a kiss as the beat went on.

The guest instructors were Shelley Capener and Stacie DeSena as well as Heather Gordon, an international fitness instructor formerly with “Lord of the Dance.”

Some 100 people had pre-registered for the event, organized by The Contemporary Club of Ho-Ho-Kus and Danza’s friends.

But many more showed up Sunday.

The pink T-shirts were sold at the event.

Organizers said Sunday afternoon it was still too early to say how much had been raised to help Danza.

To contribute at the GoFundMe page set up for Danza, CLICK HERE .

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