Team Molly & Rob - The Tangsters

$3,075 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 39 people in 21 months

Team Molly and Rob are gearing up for the 2nd annual Dancing with the Missoula Stars 2017 which will take place on February 18th, 2017 at the Missoula Children's Theatre.

Dancing with the Missoula Stars is a Benefit for the Downtown Dance Collective. Each celebrity is required to contribute $500 (the fee is for the dance lessons with our pro). The professional dancers put A LOT of time and energy into seven weeks of training the star and creating the choreography - plus helping the costume designers and makeup artists ensure we all look amazing.

We're hoping to raise at least $1500 by dance day! The team that raises the most money has a competitive advantage going into the battle (albeit a fun one) on February 18th.

There are two ways to raise money. Here on gofundme and also via the DWTMS Sponsorship Form found here:

Please make sure and indicate that you are donating to team "Molly & Rob" when donating via gofund me or via the Sponsorship form above.

We will be dancing the Tango and we're both excited to compete, but more importantly to help the dancing community expand by exposing the Downtown Dance Collective, it's classes, and the wonderful instructors who work there to more Missoulians.

As a child I enjoyed gymnastics with some ballet, a little modern jazz and dancing with friends, but I'm mostly a soccer/ski/swim athlete.  I still love io get down with friends and bust a move in the kitchen with my kids, or at an occasional Oula or Zumba class.  But Tango, live, in front of all of Missoula - this is a stretch!  

In 2017 I'm choosing things that bring JOY to myself, my work, my community and/or my family.  This is the perfect way to give back and spread JOY to the Missoula community! We appreciate your help and are sincerely thankful.

Tickets go on sale for #DWTMS2017 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts on January 10th.

$45 for General Admission
$100 for VIP tickets.

There will be a VIP reception at 6:30 with food and beverage included in the price of the ticket. Doors open for General Admission tickets at 7pm and the show is at 7:30. It sold out last year, get your tickets early!

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Today is the day!

We have made it so far in the last 8-weeks. Rob and I cannot wait to perform for all of you, and with the other nine couples, tonight.

From here on out, please make all of your donations through the text-to-donate option, as part of the competition.

Each dollar equals a vote. So, if you want to give is 20 votes, do a $20 donation l.

Send a text to 565612

In the message put: DDC (your name)
I.e. DDC Julie Rae O'Connor
DDC Sue Haislmaier

You'll get a link texted immediately back. Click the link, fill out the form. On the form there is a drop down where you can determine which team you are voting for

Tonight, Tune in live on Facebook. Go to the "Missoula Community Access Television" Facebook page. They will have a live stream starting at 7:30. The dancing starts by 8 o'clock. We are in the second half of the show, but I recommend watching all of the groups. It's pretty amazing what the rest of the Stars, aka Amateurs, have been able to accomplish. I am honored to be a part of this group of Missoulians, fundraising for the #DowntownDanceCollective 's #everybodyeveryability Campaign, which brings dance curriculum into Missoula and Montana schools.

Thank you so much for your contributions thus far.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the show.

Molly & Rob

#teammollyrob #tangsters #tango #DWTMS17 #DDCMISSOULA
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Yesterday we had our final practice and it was fantastic! Tonight is our big dress rehearsal. I'm feeling really ready and really excited for Saturday.

All of your donations and notes of support has meant the world to me. Who knew I was going to be this excited about Tango! Rob has proven to be a fantastic instructor, and also pretty fun :-)

Many of our friends and family members will be there to see it live. If you are unable to attend, I encourage you to watch the live stream. Please go to Facebook. Go to the Missoula Community Access Television page. You will be able to watch a live stream of the event! I don't know in what order we are dancing yet, but it starts at 7:30 on Saturday night.

There will be information during the event about how to text in an additional votes/donations, if you are so inclined. Or just sit back, pop a popcorn and a bottle of wine, and enjoy the fun!

All 20 dancers (10 couples) have worked very hard for the last 8 weeks. I've caught a glimpse of some of the other dances, and they are all spectacular.

Thank you!
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Well, here we are. Our 6th practice is this afternoon. The event is 11 days away!

I wanted to share a couple fun links with all of you. First, you can listen to our interview on the radio by clicking here:

Second, we participated in a dance challenge put on by one of last year's dancers. The winner of the dance challenge will get an extra $500 to their fundraising. See what fun Rob and I had here getting a bunch of local Missoulian is to dance with us on a snowy afternoon in February!

You may have noticed that we upped our goal to $2,500. We are so close! Donate now, buy tickets, vote at the show... it's all good!


#DDCMISSOULA #DWTMS17 #everybodyeveryability #tangsters #tango #DowntownDanceCollective
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Tomorrow is practice #5.

I get to see my costume - Woot woot! And, now that I "know" the routine, we'll do it over and over until it's second nature and can add embellishments.

Before I go any further, I'd like to thank some big sponsors. First off, Axiom IT Solutions here in Missoula. Great guys that my pro, Rob, has known and worked with. They believe in Rob, in me, in the power of dance and in the DDC. Thanks!

Next up, Rob, my pro. He's a former martial arts teacher and competitor. That explains his dicipline to the Tango. Rob dances up to 20-hours per week, in addition to a full time tech job and now dancing with me. Today he donated back his DWTMS17 teaching money to our team. Rad!

Finally, a shout out to GatherBoard. My business partner was first to jump on board and say we should donate to the cause. You'll see we've done an inkind media sponsorship as well as a cash donation. Thanks to Colin and the rest of our GatherBoard team for putting up with my tango talk!

There's still time to Buy tickets!


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Raised by 39 people in 21 months
Created January 5, 2017
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KJ Kahnle
20 months ago

Have fun!!!

Julie Rae OConnor
20 months ago

Muchas Gracias!

Amy & Andrew Dolan
20 months ago

Go Tangsters!

Lisa Ronald
20 months ago

Break a leg, you two!

April Gatesman
20 months ago

What fun! Hope we get to see a video!

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