SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Ted and Melissa Parker Prepare For Dancing For the Space Coast June 3

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BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE

ABOVE VIDEO: Ted and Melissa Parker are hard at work under the tutelage of instructor Heidi Arnold for Dancing For the Space Coast, which will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 3.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The third annual Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that benefits three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 3.

This year, Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds to be distributed to the Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard and Maxwell King Center for the Performing Arts.

This exciting event will feature Space Coast community and business leaders, including Marc Claycomb, Dani Clevens, Angie Friers, Bart Gaetjen, CJ Johnson, Melissa and Ted Parker, Marilyn Scott, Tyler Sirois and Natasha Spencer.

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

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 3, 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.

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SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Several 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 presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and sponsored by Harris Corporation, Revolution Technologies, Florida Institute of Technology and Space Coast Daily.

For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com

DANCER PROFILE: Ted and Melissa Parker

ABOVE VIDEO: Ted and Melissa Parker are hard at work under the tutelage of instructor Heidi Arnold for Dancing For the Space Coast, which will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 3.

Ted Parker is Founder and CEO of Revolution Technologies, and has more than two decades of experience in solutions, contracting, and staffing. He is responsible for Revolution’s overall vision and direction, and remains very active in the day-to-day operations with a high focus on client development and supply chain.

Ted and Melissa Parker are honored to be representing The Parker Foundation at Dancing for the Space Coast, and thankful to have been given the opportunity to be a beneficiary for this spectacular community event.

Ted graduated from the University of Central Florida and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Management Information Systems. He participated in collegiate athletics during his educational career, and was a dual-varsity athlete. He remains active with the University through the Alumni Association and the Golden Knights Clubs.

Ted strongly believes in giving back to his community financially, and by volunteering his time. He is actively involved in charitable organizations such as the Scott Center for Autism, where he is a member of the advisory board.

Melissa came to the area through the military when her father was transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in 1987. A graduate of Satellite High School, she obtained her degree as a Registered Nurse from Eastern Florida State College and worked in the acute care settings at Homes Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital until the birth of her son.

In 2008 Melissa established Precision Screening, Inc., a background screening, education, and employment verification organization where she currently serves clients both at a local and national level. She keeps her nursing license active, so that she may use her expertise to advocate for children and families affected by autism. She also currently holds the title of Mrs. Southeast International 2017 and uses the platform to reach a broader audience for autism awareness and to inspire others to give back in their communities.

Ted and Melissa have two children ages 7 and 10. They are both avid boaters and tennis players, and love spending time enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. The couple founded The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development in January 2015 to take a more hands-on approach to serving families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities – families like their very own.

Through their three fully funded programs Speak Through Sports, Speak Through Arts, and Speak Through Education, they are working to enrich the lives of and bridge the gap between children with autism, their families, and the community in which we live.

Ted and Melissa are honored to be representing The Parker Foundation at Dancing for the Space Coast, and thankful to have been given the opportunity to be a beneficiary for this spectacular community event.

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Heidi Arnold – Instructor

Hedi Arnold has been teaching dance for the past 16 years and is the proud owner of Dancin’ Dance.

Arnold has been teaching dance for the past 16 years and is the proud owner of Dancin’ Dance.

She first started dancing at the age of 3 when her parents enrolled her in lessons and she has been dancing ever since.

Arnold loves being able to pass on her passion and knowledge of dancing to others and was a star on her school’s award winning dance team.

She began instructing Ballroom dance at the age of 16. Arnold has trained extensively across the country including West Palm Beach, Orlando, and New York.

When she started teaching at a local studio, she quickly became the lead advanced instructor.

Arnold is one half of the 2012 Dancing with Brevard Grand Champion team. In 2015 and 2016, she and her partner were the Grand Champions for Dancing with the Space Coast.
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SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

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

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