Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon

April 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm Hackett Middle School, 45 Delaware Ave. ALBANY, NY TICKETS

Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon

2019/04/13 12:00:00

Our 4th biennial Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, April 13th, at Hackett Middle School in the City of Albany. We invite you to join us and help make this year’s event the most successful yet!

The Dance-A-Thon will be an 8-hour fundraiser that is a part of the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) mission to mobilize millions of young people and adults from across the world to invest in their communities through service.

Family-friendly activities will be available throughout the day.

How Your Participation Helps: All proceeds raised will enable us to continue providing the vital industry-specific career education and coaching services to aspiring and rising young professionals aged 13-35 in high school, college or trade school who are under/unemployed and struggle to transition into the global workforce.

What Will Happen At This Event: You will dance for 8 hours with other members of the community to help us raise funds. In addition, you help us celebrate  15 prominent community stars and influencers who mentor and coach young professionals like the students we support. These stars help students gain access to careers, higher education, engage charitable activities and gain access to networks of decision makers who help them launch into careers they desire to be in.

How To Get Involved With This Event:

  • Register to be a dancer. We will dance for 8 hours with 7 minutes breaks every hour. Individual Registration: $25 per person. Group Registration: $80 for a group of 4 dancers.
  • Sign on as a sponsor. As a sponsor you or your company will help make certain this event is a huge success. Your sponsorship will be seen by influential community and business leaders and over 400 community members.
  • Register as a vendor. Register to be a vendor at the event. We are seeking college and universities, non profit organizations that offer leadership development and career readiness and college access programs and businesses that sell affordable products. Unfortunately, food vendors are not permitted at this event.
  • Ad Sponsorship. Place an ad in our 8.5 X 11 program event book that will be seen by influential community and business leaders and over 400 community members.

As a supporter, you will join our featured sponsor, Fingerpaint,

Your registration or sponsorship includes snacks, pizza, water and free raffle entry.

T-shirts to the first 100 dancers that register

VIP raffle tickets to the first 50 dancers that register

THANK YOU for taking the time to register and getting involved with the Dance-A-Thon. We can’t wait to dance with you and see all of the amazing moves you have to help aspiring and rising young professionals this year

About Mission Accomplished Transition Services

Since 2012, Mission Accomplished has helped over 700 aspiring young professional learn how to navigate the transition from the classroom into the global workforce. 

Mission Accomplished was incorporated in 2012 by Carmen Duncan, a millennial social entrepreneur. The organization strives to prepare aspiring young professionals for the global economy by providing access to coaching, job training and professional development. Mission Accomplished offers industry-specific individual and group career coaching and other initiatives that help students with the transition into careers, higher education, charitable activities and community engagement. 

For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities contact Carmen Duncan at 518-207-0209 or cduncan@matransitionservices.org

About Fingerpaint (event sponsor)

Reset your expectations of a marketing agency. Independent by design, with integrated talent across Saratoga Springs, New York; Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Columbus, Ohio, Fingerpaint is committed to creating and executing meaningful brand experiences that are never paint by number.

 In the last two years, Fingerpaint received 14 American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs); was named 2014 Agency of the Year and a 2017 finalist by Med Ad News; was named Advertising Agency of the Year by PM360 in 2015; has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for the past 5 years; was selected a Best Place to Work by the Albany and Philadelphia Business Journals; and won Business Intelligence Group’s PR & Marketing Agency of the Year in 2017. Founder Ed Mitzen was honored as 2016’s Industry Person of the Year by Med Ad News. Visit us at fingerpaintmarketing.com and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Registration

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Event Kickoff. Let the Dancing Begin!!!!

12:15 pm – 12:53 pm Zumba Workshop 

12:53 pm – 1:00 pm 7-Up Challenge, Raffle + Alumni Story

1:00 pm – 1:53 pm Hip-Hop Workshop with Nadine Medina

1:53 pm – 2:00 pm 7-Up Challenge, Raffle Sponsored by:

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Dance Through the 90’s Workshop 

2:30 pm – 2:53 pm Jazz Workshop

2:53 pm – 3:00 pm 7-Up Challenge, Raffle, Dance Competition + Student Story Sponsored By

3:00 pm – 3:53 pm Afro-Caribbean + Bachata Workshop 

3:53 pm – 4:00 pm INTERMISSION: 7-Up Challenge + Raffle

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm COMMUNITY STAR RECOGNITION

4:30 pm – 4:53 pm 1920’s Charleston 

4:53 pm – 5:00 pm 7-Up Challenge, Raffle + Dance Competition

5:00 pm – 5:53 pm Dance Hall 

5:53 pm – 6:00 pm 7-Up Challenge, Raffle & Alumni Story 

6:00 pm – 6:53 pm Zumba Workshop 

6:53 pm – 7:00 pm 7-Up Challenge, Raffle + Dance Competition sponsored by

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Compete for the Cause

Top-level sponsors will battle it out for the Top Dancer prize

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Announce Winner & Thanks You’s

*Schedule subject to change

Click here to purchase your ticket

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.

Click here to purchase your ticket.

Hello Supporter:

We are pleased to announce that our 4th biennial Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, April 13th, at Hackett Middle School in the City of Albany. We invite you to join us and help make this year’s event the most successful yet! Your contribution will have a tremendous positive impact on the lives of many aspiring and rising young professionals we serve throughout the Capital Region. All proceeds raised will enable us to continue providing the vital career education and coaching services to young professionals aged 13-35 who are under/unemployed and struggle to transition into the global workforce. We have an ambitious goal to raise $20,000!

The Dance-A-Thon will be an 8-hour fundraiser that is a part of the Global Youth Service Day mission to mobilize millions of young people and adults from across the world to invest in their communities through service.

As a supporter, you will join our featured sponsor, Fingerpaint, influential community and business leaders and over 400 community members.  In addition, your business or organization will be acknowledged at all of the following fundraising events leading up to our biennial 8-hour Dance-A-Thon. The events include:

  • Friendsgiving

A family dinner featuring a Top Chef competition on November 9, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, located at 405 Washington Avenue in Albany.

  • Dance-A-Thon Launch Party

 A 3-hour launch party celebrating the coordinating teams’ hard work and to excite future marathon dancers. Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 3p.m.-6 p.m., at Jupiter Hall in Lucky Strike Social in the Crossgates Mall.

  • Dancing with the Community Stars Dance-a-Thon

The BIG Event takes place on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from noon until 8 p.m. at Hackett Middle School, located at 45 Delaware Avenue in the City of Albany.

Enclosed please find the Dance-A-Thon sponsorship deck, featuring various opportunities for the event. We are optimistic that you will select a sponsorship opportunity that is most meaningful to your business and will pledge your commitment today.

We look forward to you joining us and Fingerpaint!

 

With Much Appreciation,

 

Carmen Duncan, MSW

Chief Coach + Founder

Mission Accomplished Transition Services

This is a family-friendly event where you will have a chance to access, interact with, and inform students, job candidates, elected officials and other community members about your business – for profit or nonprofit.

We welcome businesses that sell affordable products and services and nonprofit/community-based organizations that offer information about college options, career opportunities, vocational training, leadership development programs, entrepreneurship and/or professional development.

Your participation will help raise awareness about your what you do and funds that will help us to continue coaching students who are experiencing under/unemployment and are struggling to enter the global job market prepared.

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 volunteers to serve in the following roles: set-up crew members, breakdown crew members, traffic control, dance supervisors and arts and crafts. Click the below link to for more details and to register. We THANK YOU for your commitment to our mission, this event and the students we help everyday!

$8,000 - Dancing Machine

$3,000 - Saturday Night Fever

Your name or company logo could be here! Click here to learn more about sponsorship options.

$1,000 - You're A Brick House

Your name or company logo could be here! Click here to learn more about sponsorship options.

$500 - Do The Hustle

Your name or company logo could be here! Click here to learn about the sponsorship.

Create Your Own

Your name or company name could be listed here! Click here to learn about the sponsorship.

Past Dance-A-Thon Photos

SHARING IS CARING

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

Be the first to hear about events and programs!