Raffy Nelson Prepares To Dance At 5th Annual ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ on Saturday
By Space Coast Daily // May 27, 2019
born in the Dominican Republic
ABOVE VIDEO: Instructor Amber Crandall and dance student Raffy Nelson are set to entertain a sold-out Clemente Center on Saturday, June 1 for “Dancing for the Space Coast.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With less than a week remaining, dancers in the 2019 ‘Dancing for the Space Coast’ are fine tuning their final dance routines ahead Brevard County’s biggest charity event set for June 1 at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center.
With a sold out crowd ready to pack inside the Clemente Center, one of the dancers in this year’s event is Raffy Nelson.
Raffy Nelson was born in Dominican Republic, there he was raised by his mother who also taught him how to dance.
Migrated to US in the early 2000’s and for over 15 years, he, his husband Bruce and the Nelson Family have supported Candlelighters of Brevard as Title Sponsors for their annual event, which raises funds to help families affected by childhood cancer.
Children’s Hunger Project and Space Coast Early Intervention are among the local charities that are also beneficiaries of the 72 Miles of Giving, a fund created by Brevard County Hyundai Dealers.
Raffy has worked in various fields including banking, hospitality, travel and customer services, he currently works at Cocoa Hyundai.
A lover of holidays and activities that involve nature. After practicing yoga for five years and being a witness to the positive change it created in his life, he was inspired to become a Yoga Teacher, for which he was certified on December 2018.
Raffy is honored to participate in Dancing with the Space Coast and represent Candlelighters of Brevard.
Raffy’s Instructor: Amber Crandall
It wasn’t long before she was being noticed for her natural talent on the dance floor, and her welcoming and
outgoing personality. She started her teaching career in 2016, and is quickly becoming an accomplished teacher, performer, and competitor.
This is Amber’s first appearance in Dancing for the Space Coast and she looks forward to many more!
Last year, over 800 attendees gathered on June 2 at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center for the fourth annual Dancing for the Space Coast. Nearly $350,000 was raised for local nonprofit organizations.
The program for this year’s event starts at 6:30 p.m. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
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