Leading for the Arts


K Pearlman Photography

UMW President Richard V. Hurley and Tiffany Kelly, director and owner of Dance Trance Fredericksburg, danced a rumba for arts education in August. Hurley and eight other area leaders partnered with professionals from Fredericksburg’s Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio for the fundraising event Dancing With the Fredericksburg Stars. Community leaders prepared for weeks for the inaugural event in Dodd Auditorium. Their polished, crowd-pleasing performances raised more than $65,000 to endow the UMW Performing Arts in the Community Scholarship for regional students who excel in music, theater, or dance.