Dance studio hosts fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project

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BROOKFIELD (WITI) -- Instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio spent Wednesday, March 6th giving ballroom dancing lessons -- with 100% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

"They fought for our country. They've risked their lives and their families and everything for us. So to be a part of it, I can`t even describe it. It`s wonderful. It really is," dance student Jennifer Horvat said.

The Wounded Warrior Project provides services and programs for veterans injured in the line of duty.

"This country is a land of opportunities and I absolutely and passionately love it. I became a United States citizen about three years ago, which I am very happy about and this is my opportunity to give back to the community," Brookfield and Milwaukee Fred Astaire Dance Studio owner Albina Habrle said.

From beginners to advanced dancers, everyone was invited to attend.

"You`re welcome to come in for a private lesson, which would be a $75 minimum or a group lesson and you can donate whatever you`re comfortable with -- as little as $10," Habrle said.

Many of the students were excited to help a good cause, while learning how to move.

"Oh my goodness I got a workout today. I worked on rumba technique and I worked on samba, which was a new dance for me. I've never really learned how to samba before so that was a lot of fun," Horvat said.

Besides getting a workout, these dancers said it's rewarding to help our vets one step at a time.

This fundraiser went from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Brookfield.