2018-03-10 / The Bullhorn

Annual Dance for Change event coming up

BY MADISON FULLER
BULLHORN EDITOR


Roxboro Community School’s theater arts classes performed their annual production – Beauty and the Beast – March 2-3. 
MACKENZIE CLAYTON | BULLHORN Roxboro Community School’s theater arts classes performed their annual production – Beauty and the Beast – March 2-3. MACKENZIE CLAYTON | BULLHORN Roxboro Community School (RCS) will hold its sixth annual Dance for Change fundraiser on March 21 and 22. The event will be at 7 p.m. both nights.

Dance for Change is a benefit performance created to give students an opportunity to show their talents to make an impact on the lives of others. Mainly high school student choreography, solos, duets, and group dances will be performed.

The dance classes have been working on the program since the beginning of February.

Admission for Dance for Change will be $8 nightly. Tickets can be bought in advance from participating dancers or from RCS dance teacher Teresa Coleman.

“We always have some surprise performances as well,” said Coleman.

This year, money will be raised to purchase an HVAC unit for “Switchin’ Gears,” a nonprofit organization in Wilmington. This organization provides poverty-stricken people in Wilmington with housing and bicycles for transportation. It is a bike shop that doubles as a functioning shelter during cold weather and hurricanes, but the facility does not currently have heat and air.

Sixty homeless people in the shelter were kept warm with kerosene heaters on New Year’s Eve.

“The idea behind all of this assistance is to provide hope and relationships and not just a hand out,” said Coleman.

The goal for this year’s Dance for Change is to raise $4,000.

“My favorite part of Dance for Change is that [students] get to showcase their own choreography,” said Coleman. “I also love seeing them experience what it is like to make a difference in the lives of others through dancing.”

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