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Dancing for charity


Several Jaguars including the head coach took over Dance Trance studio in Neptune Beach on Thursday to raise money for the Jack Del Rio Foundation. The foundation has partnered with Dance Trance to offer four "Dance for a Cause" charity classes throughout the summer.

Coach Del Rio was joined by linebacker Daryl Smith, wide receiver Mike Walker, offensive tackle Tony Pashos and rookie Derek Cox on Thursday. The players and coach signed autographs for the approximately 100 participants who signed up for the fitness class and purchased a Jack Del Rio Foundation/Dance Trance Tank. Del Rio acknowledged the participants prior to the class and helped coax Cox onto the dance floor. The 2009 third-round pick spent more than 10 minutes dancing with the class.

Proceeds from the four classes will be donated to Seamark Ranch, Cathedral Arts Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and the American Cancer Society ROCK program. Cathedral Arts Projects was the recipient of Thursday's event.

Dance Trance Fitness is a high intensity dance workout program founded by Jay and Beth Handline in 1993. The goal of the program is to bring great atmosphere, lighting and sound into a studio for a unique experience.

The second class will be held on June 24 from 7-8 p.m. at the Dance Trance San Marco location. Del Rio will be joined by several players at the event. For more information about this event go

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