Friday March 12, 2010 | 10:49 PM

The crowd couldn't sit still at tonight's Rock-Around-the-World benefit for the Portland schools' multilingual summer academy.  Here Tony Garreton (known as Tony Zumba) shows the crowd how to do his high energy Latin dance moves. I felt like I got a workout just following them with my camera, so I can only imagine how it was to be following his lead on the floor.

The party at the Italian Heritage Center attracted teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents and community members, who turned out to enjoy a night filled with good eats, drinks, silent auction items and a long list of international dance experts. Rather than doing a performance for the crowd, all the dance instructors invited the party-goers to join them on the dance floor and learn some new steps.

Here Fan Luo smiles at Kyna Pitula while leading a Chinese ribbon dance. Other dances performed tonight included Cambodian, Congolese, Afghani and Serbian.

Be sure to check out next weekend's Sunday Telegram where I'll dish up more details about the party, along with a bunch of snapshots.

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