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Dads From Putnam Dance School Audition For 'America's Got Talent'

A group of dads of girls who dance at Seven Star School in Brewster have auditioned for "America's Got Talent."
A group of dads of girls who dance at Seven Star School in Brewster have auditioned for "America's Got Talent." Photo Credit: Contributed

BREWSTER, N.Y. -- A group of dads of girls who dance at Seven Star School in Brewster have auditioned for "America's Got Talent."

Several years ago, these dads picked a charity, raised money and prepared a dance to compete in the "Kids for Kids" Dance Competition. For the past three years, these Dance Dads have learned a routine and performed at the competition.

While watching a group of older gentlemen audition for Britain’s Got Talent, John Sullivan--one of the dads, said, “The Dance Dads could do that!” They then signed up for auditions for the "America's Got Talent," show. The original six-minute dance routine from the competition had to be cut down to 90 seconds.

Seven Star School teacher, Miss Jaclyn Yarusso, worked with the dads to get them ready for the Nov. 14 auditions at Queens College in New York. Results won't be revealed until January.

“I think we have a great chance,” Mauro Ruggeiro states. “We have a great story and have a lot of fun with it. We are all in it for the same reason--to be involved with our daughter's passion for dance and at the same time give back to those less fortunate in our community. We are thankful we had the opportunity to start this team at SSSPA.”

It has also created some great friendships between the dads that help them get through the dance competition season.

For more information about the Kids for Kids Fundraising click here , send an email to: info@sevenstarschool.com or call (845) 278-0728.

Seven Star School of Performing Arts, 509 Route 312, offers a complete performing arts education in dance, acting and voice.

Photo caption: Miguel Lopez. Kareem Francis, Eric Gard, Dennis Bieber, Rich Donohue, Mauro Ruggiero, Frank Soccodato, Anthony Valenti, Frank Salvatore, John Sullivan, Lou Villani, Neer Mesika, Thomas Abt, Stephen Bradley

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