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Realtor Danielle Masucci, Primo Garcia of Dancin’ Dance Studio performs at Dancing for the Space Coast

SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION

VIDEO ABOVE: Estate agent Danielle Masucci and Primo Garcia of Dancin’ Dance Studio perform at a Dancing for the Space Coast charity event.

WATCH ON REPLAY: 2022 The ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ charity fundraising event raises over $400,000 for local charities.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s annual “Dancing For the Space Coast” fundraising event was presented Saturday night at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 800 people.

For those unable to secure a ticket or attend the event, Space Coast Daily has been streaming all the exciting action live on demand via the Space Coast Daily TV app. The Space Coast Daily TV app is available for download in the Apple TV app store, Amazon Fire TV Store and Roku TV Channel Store.

Over the past 10 years, “Dancing for the Space Coast” has become Brevard County’s largest charity event and the 2022 edition has raised over $400,000, which will benefit the House of Hope, Promise in Brevard, Veterans Memorial Center and Brevard. County Sheriff’s Office Charity.

Danielle is a realtor with Blue Marlin Real Estate, a brokerage firm specializing in all aspects of residential real estate in Brevard County.

His business is based on: commitment, communication and above all, TRUST. A real “Island Girl” since I was little, I can find you the right house, the bank, the builder, the jeweler (Hi dad!), the car mechanic, the hairdresser… and yes, even the right fishing guide! (I don’t like to advertise this fact, but I would do this job for free. It’s my passion.

“Seeing customers fall in love with this amazing place I call home is one of the best feelings ever).”

Masucci attended Florida Atlantic University with the goal of studying nursing. Instead, she swapped majors and got a BA in communications

After a brief hiatus in education, she eventually earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Webster University.

“I’m in love with our amazing community. I’ve grown up here all my life, and am now raising my son here. I feel like Brevard County offers the best aspects of a perfect community, and I am passionate about letting everyone know!Small town vibe with a friendly, laid back atmosphere, combined with a flair and appreciation for creativity and science, complemented by sustainability for adventurers said Masucci.

“I have been rooted in the world of dance since the age of 3. I studied traditional dance forms like ballet and jazz at Dussich Dance Studio (Hi Mrs. Liz!), competed through Jefferson Jr. High and Merritt Island HS dance teams, earned a dance scholarship to Florida Atlantic University, eventually returning to Brevard to coach at MIHS and Special Olympics Cheer; DANCE is and will always be an integral part of my life. Due to a car accident, followed by spinal surgery and mobility issues, I physically couldn’t continue dancing – but now, thanks to the help of top dance mentors fitness and health area, I’m back on my feet and dancing to any beat!

Community philanthropy has always been a top priority for her too.

Leveraging community resources to address challenges and improve the quality of life here in Brevard is of the utmost importance. Through the networking and training she received during her tenure with the Junior League of South Brevard, employment as a mental health counselor with Crosswinds Youth Services, and ongoing volunteerism and effort in a number of other local initiatives, she learned how to put her best talents to work and positively impact Brevard County using many platforms.

When she’s not selling real estate, you’ll find her either with her son at Disney World or Universal on all the roller coasters they can handle, singing in the band at the East Coast Christian Center on Merritt Island, or hanging out at the house in Suntree with her dog, Maya and her hamsters, Lasagna & Sammich.

“I am incredibly blessed to have the love and support of my parents (Hi Jack and Linda!), my fabulous business partner, Michelle, my wonderful tribe of strong and amazing girlfriends, and the unwavering encouragement and guidance of many mentors. I know I miss people, but you know who you are! Thank you for making me the woman I am today… Come on team!

For those unable to secure a ticket or attend the event, Space Coast Daily has been streaming all the exciting action live on demand via the Space Coast Daily TV app. The Space Coast Daily TV app is available for download in the Apple TV app store, Amazon Fire TV Store and Roku TV Channel Store.

Over the past 10 years, “Dancing for the Space Coast” has become Brevard County’s largest charity event and the 2022 edition has raised over $400,000, which will benefit the House of Hope, Promise in Brevard, Veterans Memorial Center and Brevard. County Sheriff’s Office Charity.

The Grand Champion of this year’s event was Melbourne Councilor and Senior Army ROTC Instructor Colonel Tim Thomas from Viera Secondary School and his instructor Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio at Indialantic. Thomas, a highly decorated retired US Army officer, wowed the crowd with his patriotic-themed dance routine. Above, with Thomas and Arnold dancing for Space Coast Director Lindsey Deaton, left, and Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy John Martinez.

Tim Thomas wins with a patriotic-themed dance routine

The Grand Champion of this year’s event was Melbourne Councilor and Senior Army ROTC Instructor Colonel Tim Thomas from Viera Secondary School and his instructor Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio at Indialantic. Thomas, a highly decorated retired US Army officer, wowed the crowd with his patriotic-themed dance routine.

Dancer Ashley Buescher of Promise in Brevard and instructor Barry Johnson of Melbourne Ballroom placed second. The team of Danielle Masucci, real estate agent for Blue Marlin, and instructor Primo Garcia placed third.

This highly entertaining event also showcased the exceptional efforts of dancers Zachary Biddulph, Lenora Caines, Barbara Furtney, Mindy Gibson, Rob Medina and Jayvo Scott.

Prior to the event, local celebrities dancing at the event helped raise funds months before the event, while preparing for their complex dance routine in front of huge crowds.

The charity event was organized by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and hosted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey who helped host a live auction and live dance performances by dance professionals and celebrities locals who competed to raise money for Brevard County nonprofits.

“The real stars of the event are the dancers who work diligently to raise money for these worthy causes,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

AND THE WINNER IS… Dancer Ashley Buescher of Promise in Brevard and instructor Barry Johnson of Melbourne Ballroom, far left, placed second. The team of Danielle Masucci, Realtor for Blue Marlin, and instructor Primo Garcia placed third, far right. The Grand Champion of this year’s event was Melbourne Councilor and Senior Army ROTC Instructor Colonel Tim Thomas from Viera Secondary School and his instructor Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio at Indialantic.

Bragging rights on the line

Each famous dancer was paired with a professional dancer as they took part in a ballroom dance – and to brag about being the best dancer in Brevard.

On the night of the competition, each dance duo participated in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges. During the show, couples were awarded scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone do not determine the dancer’s final score.

Prior to the actual performance, the dancers have already scored 60% of their points through their fundraising efforts for charities in need.

Dancing For the Space Coast is presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by L3Harris and Space Coast Daily and Florida Tech.

Brevard County’s annual fundraising event, “Dancing For the Space Coast,” was presented Saturday night at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 800 people. This highly entertaining can’t-miss event will feature dancers Zachary Biddulph, Ashley Buesher, Lenora Caines, Barbara Furtney, Mindy Gibson, Danielle Masucci, Rob Medina, Jayvo Scott and Tim Thomas.