Fundraiser for Massachusetts Dance Festival Set for May 24

Xavia Perkins teaches krump (Jim Coleman photo)

The Massachusetts Dance Festival, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the visibility and viability of dance in Massachusetts, is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, May 24 at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke.

The event will consist of a full day of classes in Zumba, hip-hop, hip-hop for kids, krump, Pilates and salsa. Teachers will include Billbob Brown, Brenden Silbough, Namibia Lebron-Torres, Xavia Perkins and Armando Cruz.  From 6:30-9:30 p.m.. there will be a fundraiser/dance party with music, supper, entertainment, dancing and a special appearance of the Giggle Water Gang. 

Gateway City Arts is located on the canal across from Open Square. 

To see the  schedule of classes, to pre-register, or for general information, go to or call 545-6064.