VIDEO: Rita Pritchett Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Zach Clark // June 1, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast contestant Rita Pritchet for the past 7 years, has been an accounting and tax instructor at Eastern Florida State College. She’s currently serving a second term as a member of Titusville City Council.
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: Rita Pritchett
For the past 7 years, Rita has been an accounting and tax instructor at Eastern Florida State College. She’s currently serving a second term as a member of Titusville City Council.
Rita has been a lifelong resident in Brevard County.
She and her husband, Dan, have six children and eight grandchildren.
Rita is currently and has been on staff at New Life Christian Fellowship in Titusville, Florida for the past 24 years.
She graduated from the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business, her Masters in the Science of Accountancy, and is a Certified Public Accountant in this great state of Florida.
Rita’s dancing skills rate about as high as her cooking skills, basically to say, she is banned from the kitchen.
She is most honored to have been asked by our Sheriff to participate in this event and delighted to be joining her fellow associates in this most joyous event in raising funds for such great charities.
Dancing with the Space Coast- cha cha cha.
Louis Ryba – Instructor
Louis on Rita, “We are doing a little cha-cha and a little swing.”
“She’s excellent, she is real quick at picking things up on the things she understands. I just need to get her calmed down and everything’s going to be beautiful.”
“It’s not just a great opportunity to support our community but dance as well and the Sheriff always does a great job,” said Ryba.
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