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VIDEO ABOVE: Award-winning tattoo artist Jayvo Scott and Heidi Arnold of Dancin’ Dance Studio at Indialantic perform at Dancing for the Space Coast.
WATCH ON REPLAY: 2022 The ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ charity fundraising event raises over $400,000 for local charities.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County’s annual “Dancing For the Space Coast” fundraising event was presented Saturday night at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 800 people.
For those unable to secure a ticket or attend the event, Space Coast Daily has been streaming all the exciting action live on demand via the Space Coast Daily TV app. The Space Coast Daily TV app is available for download in the Apple TV app store, Amazon Fire TV Store and Roku TV Channel Store.
Over the past 10 years, “Dancing for the Space Coast” has become Brevard County’s largest charity event and the 2022 edition has raised over $400,000, which will benefit the House of Hope, Promise in Brevard, Veterans Memorial Center and Brevard. County Sheriff’s Office Charity.
Jayvo Scott is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning second-generation tattoo artist who has resided in Brevard County for over 25 years. His father taught him the art of tattooing and he has since become very recognized in the tattoo industry.
Her tattoo has allowed her to travel the world adorning people’s skin with beautiful permanent works of art, some of which can also be seen in magazines, TV shows and movies. Currently, Jayvo and his wife Lisa own True To You Tattoo in Melbourne, Brevard County’s premier tattoo studio.
Be yourself no matter what, these are the words to live by, according to Jayvo. Integrity, professionalism and respect are the key to his success (which he is no stranger to). After appearing on Spike TV’s hit show Inkmaster, Jayvo created an innovative tattoo studio that puts the customer first and provides them with a unique experience that will be remembered forever. Jayvo even tattoos Sheriff Wayne Ivey!
The tattoo isn’t his only strong suit, Jayvo is also an actor who has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows including NBC’s Complications, The Gifted and Good Girls. His art has even been featured on posters at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festivals (MIFF) for the past 5 years. Bringing art (especially tattoo art) to television and film, and merging the two worlds is one of his big goals.
On a local level, Jayvo is actively involved in the community in the form of fundraisers and charity events, including special events that his tattoo studio organizes to benefit those in need.
Tim Thomas wins with a patriotic-themed dance routine
The Grand Champion of this year’s event was Melbourne Councilor and Senior Army ROTC Instructor Colonel Tim Thomas from Viera Secondary School and his instructor Heidi Arnold from Dancin’ Dance Studio at Indialantic. Thomas, a highly decorated retired US Army officer, wowed the crowd with his patriotic-themed dance routine.
Dancer Ashley Buescher of Promise in Brevard and instructor Barry Johnson of Melbourne Ballroom placed second. The team of Danielle Masucci, real estate agent for Blue Marlin, and instructor Primo Garcia placed third.
This highly entertaining event also showcased the exceptional efforts of dancers Zachary Biddulph, Lenora Caines, Barbara Furtney, Mindy Gibson, Rob Medina and Jayvo Scott.
Prior to the event, local celebrities dancing at the event helped raise funds months before the event, while preparing for their complex dance routine in front of huge crowds.
The charity event was organized by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and hosted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey who helped host a live auction and live dance performances by dance professionals and celebrities locals who competed to raise money for Brevard County nonprofits.
“The real 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 famous dancer was paired with a professional dancer as they took part in a ballroom dance – and to brag about being the best dancer in Brevard.
On the night of the competition, each dance duo participated in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges. During the show, couples were awarded scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone do not determine the dancer’s final score.
Prior to the actual performance, the dancers have already scored 60% of their points through their fundraising efforts for charities in need.
Dancing For the Space Coast is presented by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and sponsored by L3Harris and Space Coast Daily and Florida Tech.