Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon

April 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm Albany Elks Lodge, 25 S Allen St. ALBANY, NY BUY TICKETS

Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon

2017/04/22 12:00:00

The 3rd Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon is a fundraiser held during Global Youth Service Day ( http://www.gysd.org/ ), the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to celebrating the countless community service hours that children and youth invest in their communities 365 days of the year.

The Dance-A-Thon started in 2014 with about 40 dancers raising $450, in 2015 about 150 dancers raised over $1,400. This year we are making a HUGE push to get over 200 dancers to raise $10,000.

How Your Participation Helps: The funds will help raise funds for millennial students who are experiencing un/underemployment and are struggling to enter the global job market prepared.  We will use the funds to transport students to tours of colleges, vocational training programs and community service events and to businesses for interviews, internships and job shadow days; purchase professional clothes, padfolios, business cards and cases for students in need of help preparing to transition into the business world; connect students with professional mentors to help them learn the business behind their desired career choice; and customized coaching sessions to help student define and achieve career and education goals.

Special Treat This Year: In an effort to support other nonprofit organizations doing similar work, we choose to choose a charity to give back to. Our inaugural Charity of Choice is Tru Heart, a community based non-profit organization that strives to revitalize underserved communities through volunteer efforts, community engagement and activism. 20% of the proceeds will go to Tru Heart to support their community engagement and activism efforts.

This exciting, family-friendly event will include:

  • An 8-hour dance competition with a Grand Prize of $300
  • Family-friendly activities throughout the day
  • Vendors will share community resources and employment opportunities
  • Over 200 community members
  • Raffles every hour
  • The recognition of 15 community “stars” who help students gain access to meaningful employment and higher education.

DANCE-A-THON RULES 

NOTE: You DO NOT have to compete in the 8-hour competition to attend the event. Join us at any time during the event. All dance levels are welcome.

BUT, if you want to compete, pay close attention to the rules:

1. ALL dancers competing for the grand prize of $300 must be registered and on the dance floor by 12:15 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 am.

2. Dancers competitors must be 14 or older

3. All dance competitors must dance at all times to be eligible for the grand prize of $300. Yep 8 hours of dancing!

4. Your contestant # must be visible at all times.

5. 7 minute breaks will be provided at 7 minutes to every hour.

7-up challenge – at 7 minutes to every hour we will get silly!

6. Dancers who stop dancing for 10 seconds or more will be disqualified. Dancers must follow the steps of the dance instructors.  If you move to the right when the dance instructor moves to the left you are disqualified from the competition.

7. If you are disqualified, you can certainly continue to dance and participate in the 7up challenges but your will no longer be in the running for the grand prize.

8. There is no drinking and eating allowed on the competition floor. Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the event.  Be sure to keep yourself hydrated.

9. The last two dancers will have a dance off to battle it out for the GRAND PRIZE.
 

11 am – 12:15 pm Registration

12:00 pm-12:15 pm Let’s the Fun Begin! 

12:15 pm-12:53 pm Zumba Workshop

12:53 pm- 1 pm 7 Up Challenge, Raffel & Experts by Experience Presentation

1:00 pm-1:53 pm Hip-Hop Workshop

1:53 pm – 2 pm 7 Up Challenge, Raffel & Experts by Experience Presentation

2:00 pm- 2:53 pm Jazz Workshop

2:53 pm – 3 pm 7UP Challenge, Raffel & Dance Competition 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afro-Caribbean Workshop

3:30 pm – 3:53 pm Bachata Workshop

3:53 pm – 4 pm 7UP Challenge, Raffel & Dance Performance 

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm INTERMISSION – Food, Drinks, Raffles

 4:30 pm – 4:53 pm 1920’s Charleston with Lauren Kelley

4:53 pm – 5 pm 7UP Challenge, Raffel & Dance Competition 

5 pm – 5:53 pm Line Dancing

5:53 pm – 6 pm 7UP Challenge, Raffel & Experts by Experience Presentation

6:00 pm – 6:53 pm – Zumba Workshop

6:53 pm – 7 pm – 7UP Challenge, Raffel & Dance Competition

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Battle it Out with Lenny with MoveFitness

7:30 pm – 8 pm Announce winner & thanks you’s

*Schedule subject to change

As a sponsor of this event you will be recognized for your commitment to help raise funds for millennial students who are experiencing un/underemployment and are struggling to enter the global job market prepared.  As a sponsor we will promote you during the event, on social media, on the event page and other ways depending on your sponsorship level.

Your support will help Mission Accomplished coaches transport students to tour of colleges, vocational training programs and community service events and businesses for interviews, internships and job shadow days; purchase professional clothes, padfolios, business cards and cases for students in need of help preparing to transition into the business world; connect students with professional mentors to help them learn the business behind their desired career choice; and customized coaching sessions to help student define and achieve career and education goals.

This is a family-friendly event where you will have a chance to access, interact with, and inform students, job candidates and other community members about college, career opportunities, vocational training and professional leadership development programs.

Your participation will help raise funds for millennial students who are experiencing un/underemployment and are struggling to enter the global job market prepared.

 

 

Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music. It’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Dancing enhances your life in so many ways:

Health: Dancing improves your muscle tone, burns calories, increases flexibility, strength, and balance. Overall this is great exercise!

Confidence: Dancers are self-confident and genuinely enjoy themselves in social situations. When you learn how to dance your body and mind takes on a sense of creativity, motivation and energy.

Self-Expression: You will find that you express yourself through your body movements.

Social & Fun: Dancing allows you to socialize and meet people who are just as excited and passionate about making moves on the dance floor. Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously but enjoy the time learning or improving dance moves. You will find yourself surrounded by joyful, artistic people.

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Volunteers are one of the threads of all Mission Accomplished activities. You help have fun. We would like to invite you to listen to various genres of music while using your skills to help us deliver a successful and safe event.

We are seeking volunteer to serve in the following roles:

1. Set-up crew: You will help with decorations and setting up tables, chairs, etc.

5 pm – 8 pm on Friday, April 21 or 9 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 22

2. Breakdown Crew: You will help with breaking down tables, chairs, etc.

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 22

3. Professional Photographer: 11: 00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 22

4. Traffic Control: You will direct traffic and help vendors carry in items.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm or 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 22

5. Dance Supervisors: You will supervise dancers who are competing for the grand prize.

11:30 am – 4:30 pm or 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 22

 

 

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