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My name is Johnny Vasquez, and I’ve been teaching with Arthur Murray for the past five years. As a teenager growing up in New Jersey, I started dancing hip hop and breakdance, but it wasn’t long before I fell in love with the Latin and ballroom styles of dance! But I’ve never forgotten my roots, and when choreographing I’ll often incorporate some moves from my past. I truly love the career I’ve chosen, because I get to share the gift of dance with people and watch how it changes their lives in different ways. The best part of my day is seeing the smile on my student’s face when they feel accomplished. I’m excited to be a part of this year’s “So You Think You Can Dance? Reach for the Stars” gala because I know I’ll be helping to support a great cause!

Johnny Vasquez

Professional Dancer,

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

Elizabeth Coombs Geilhufe
Associate, Mission Analytics Group, Inc.


Putnam Clubhouse is affiliated with Clubhouse International and follows the Clubhouse Model. Clubhouse program components involve doing the tasks needed to run the Clubhouse (cooking, clerical, fundraising, etc.), structured employment and educational opportunities,social and recreational activities, community support, outreach to other members, and participation in Clubhouse governance.  Putnam Clubhouse is the first Clubhouse International-accredited program to open in Northern California.

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So You Think You Can Dance: Reach for the Stars is a family tradition. My brother danced last year, my father the year before that. It’s finally my turn to support the Putnam Clubhouse through dance! Although I have no formal training (can you tell?!), I love to dance. Between my full-time job in healthcare policy and two children, ages seven and nine, I still find time to dance with friends. It’s been fun turning a little hobby into a way to support an organization so important to me and my family. My brother has been a member of the Clubhouse for seven years, living an active and productive life in the community. Through my dancing, I hope to share the good news about the Clubhouse and help the organization continue its amazing work.  





Elizabeth and Johnny