Shall we Dance? Film Night

The popular television show Dancing with the Stars has helped people all over the world reignite their passion for the beauty and magic of dance. The library is proud to partner with Topeka Habitat for Humanity who has introduced many families  to the magic and wonder of homeownership. Throughout the next week they plan to match the two passions together to help our community and provide a time of unique entertainment for advocates, benefactors, patrons, and supporters of this important effort.

For the library’s part we’d love to take you back in time to when ballroom dancing hit the silver screen while you enjoy two classic films with two classic dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Shall We Dance
Thursday May 3 – 7:00 pm –8:30 pm
■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC
This film features such Gershwin tunes as Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. A rumor sparks a romance in this film starring perennial favorites Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
RKO | 1937 | B&W | 109 minutes
■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Top Hat
Thu May 10 – 7:00–8:30 pm
■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC
This classic musical, starring Rogers and Astaire, features Irving Berlin’s romantic Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.
RKO | 1935 | B&W | 94 minutes
Thu May 10 7:00–8:30 pm

Look for other classic films in our movie collection and come see a classic film here the 2nd Friday of every month.
On May 12, 2012, Topeka Habitat for Humanity will present its first annual gala event entitled: “Shall We Dance? A Topeka Habitat Production” which will be held at the Topeka Ramada Inn, Regency Ballroom, from 6:00-9:30pm. Call 234-4322 for tickets or go to 
This event will feature a Dancing with the Stars style competition, showcasing celebrity dancers:

  • Tom Hagen (KSNT),
  • J.B. Bauersfeld (WIBW)
  • Martha Bartlett Piland (MB Piland, Fat Free Advertising)

They will be partnered with professionals from three premiere dance studios: 

  • InStep Dance Studio,
  • Beverly Bernardi Post Conservatory of Dance and Pom
  • Christie Curtis- The Occasional Dancer. 

The evening will be a fantastic combination of competition, entertainment; food and drink.  King’s of Swing, a regionally renowned “big band” will be performing throughout the event. 

In addition, a recycled art auction will be held with pieces created by local artists from items found at the Topeka Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  All proceeds from the event and the auction go to fund THFH’s high school building programs, which provide education in construction science to over 100 Topeka teens from Seaman, Shawnee Heights and Washburn Rural while providing safe, decent and affordable homes for Topeka families.





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