VIDEO: Lila Buescher Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Space Coast Daily // May 31, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast contestant Lila Buescher is honored to be part of the action to support local charities and is co-founder and CEO of Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children (SCC), a Christ-centered, volunteer led organization that is dedicated to creating lasting and meaningful change in the lives of its children.
Local Celebrities Ready To Strut Their Stuff For Needy
Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that will benefit three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 6.
Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds this year to be distributed to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Scott Center For Autism and Serene Harbor.
This exciting event will feature 11 Space Coast community and business leaders, including Amy Boyson, Lila Buescher, William Capote, Katie Jacobus, Robert Jordan, Charlie Nash, Jackie Pantello,Rita Pritchett, Susan Vallette, Mason Williams and Milo Zonka.
BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE
Each celebrity dancer will be matched up with a professional dancer as they compete in a ballroom dance – and for bragging rights as the best dancer in Brevard.
On the evening of June 6, each dance pair will compete in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges.
During the show, couples will earn scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone don’t decide the dancer’s final score.
Leading up to the actual performance, the dancers will have already scored 60 percent of their points through their fundraising endeavors.
DANCER PROFILE: Lila Buescher
Lila Buescher is co-founder and CEO of Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children (SCC), a Christ-centered, volunteer led organization that is dedicated to creating lasting and meaningful change in the lives of its children.
The 2-year residential program empowers families to function on their own and break the generational cycle of homelessness.
Lila views volunteering as an opportunity to discover hidden talents and skills that will not only benefit others; it may also enhance one’s own life. She is shocked that her interests would one day lead her agree to participate in a dancing competition.
Lila’s experiences with the women and children at SCC have positively impacted her life in a number of ways.
“Most importantly, strengthening my personal relationship with God!”
“SCC is a vessel to make positive change in the world, and it is my privilege to be a part of something so necessary!”
In addition to her work with SCC, she has returned to school and is working on a Masters in Theology.
Lila is a philanthropist and community volunteer with more than 23 years of championing children’s success programs in Brevard County and beyond.
She believes every child deserves a safe place to call home, a loving and supportive community and access to a quality education.
Lila is actively involved throughout the community in many endeavors which are geared toward improving the lives of all children.
She is a graduate of the 2010-11 Lead Brevard Service Leadership Program, a charter member of the Brevard Schools Foundation 1987 Society Club and a member of the Brevard Public School’s Children In Transition Committee.
Lila is also a charter member of The Women’s Business Center’s newly formed League of Extraordinary Women and Eastern Florida’s “Distinguished Alumni & Friends Scholarship.
In 2013 she was the recipient of the Eckerd’s Children’s Hero of the year award, and was selected as a Volunteer of the Year finalist and honored at the November 2012, Florida Today Volunteer Recognition Awards.
Lila and her husband have two grown sons and will celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary this November.
Jeffery Smith – Instructor
Jeff comes to us with an long history of dancing and a long list of accomplishments.
His career started with the Fred Astaire Dance studio. There he studied and earned his teaching certifications for Bronze and Silver levels of dancing in American and International Styles of teaching.
Some of his competition credits include Fred Astaire American Open Rhythm Rising Star Finalist and Fred Astaire American Open Rhythm Regional Finalist.
He also received the Majestic Cup Dancesport Competition Top Teacher and Top Studio Awards.
Jeff has also competed and performed with his students and professionally from here to Hawaii and back again.
“We are so pleased to have such a seasoned professional as part of this amazing event,” said Dancing For the Space Coast organizers.
Several Dancing For the Space Coast sponsorship levels are available, including the Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250.
Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing For the Space Coast is sponsored by Harris Corp., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology and C&R Designs.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com