Fashion, dance event to help fund grants

Among the men is Roy Stone, a professional dancer and instructor who owns LaVelle Hall in South Tampa. One of his students, Shirley Taylor, is a co-chair of the event.

“I’ve always been interested in what they are doing and I was honored she invited me to be part of it,” Stone said recently as he picked out a white sports coat at Stein Mart for the occasion.

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92-year-old defies her age through ballroom dance

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — We grow a little bit older each day, but that doesn’t stop one Florida woman from dancing.

92-year-old Judith Baizan is turning back the clock with some show-stopping dance moves, giving a new meaning to the ‘twilight’ of life.

Baizan has been dancing since high school and hasn’t lost a step.

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Tampa woman finds fountain of youth in ballroom dancing

Facing life alone for the first time after their 63 years of marriage, 92-year-old Baizan has focused on dancing to lift her spirits.

“At one point, I thought it would be fun to do ballroom dancing. I was hesitant, then I discovered Roy. I found out a lot of the women who’d been taking lessons from him had been taking them for years, I thought that’s a pretty good sign. I appreciate way he teaches. He’s very good, very caring about students and treats us well.”

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Simon Cordero