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Dancing with the Reading Stars

 

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education will be hosting Dancing with the Reading Stars on April 27, 2018.

The purpose of Dancing with the Reading Stars is to raise the money necessary to support ongoing operations, scholarships, productions, and our many outreach programs – 50% of which are provided at little or no cost. The Yocum Institute programs impact over 25,000 people each year – 80% under the age of 18. 50% of the youth we reach are considered “at risk.”

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How Does Dancing with the Reading Stars work?

Dancing with the Reading Stars will involve 12 dance partners from throughout the community. The partners will be announced in a full page ad in the Reading Eagle. Funding will be raised by placing $5 votes for the partners of your choice. Voting starts in February and is finalized on the night of April 27, when all partners do a live performance. Voting will also be available through the drop down below and through the mail.

Dancers can select a partner of their choice or the Yocum Institute Dance Department will match them with a partner. Dancers may work up their own routine or the Dance Department will assist them in developing a routine. Rehearsals and interviews are to be videoed and presented the night of the event before each dance couple performs. The videos may be used in advance on Facebook/website to encourage voting.

Each dance couple is asked to solicit votes – people can vote as often as they like. A Facebook page can be created by the dancers or the Institute for each couple. All are featured in the newspaper. This is not just about dancing! It’s about fun and fundraising.

In 2011, our first year for Dancing with the Reading Stars, the event was sold out at 450 people and we netted over $30,000 for programs. By 2016, the audience grew to over 500 and raised $160,000.

Are you interested in participating or know someone who you wish to nominate? Contact Susan Rohn

Individual tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  

 

 

 

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Kim and Brian Esterly

Vote for Kim and Brian Esterly by clicking the button below. Votes are $5. Vote early and vote often to make sure that Team Esterly wins the big night.

And don’t forget to support Kim and Brian the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Eleni Deligiannis and Kenneth Todd Butzer

Watch out! Eleni and Todd are Team Bonnie and Clyde and this April, they’ll be saying, “Put your hands up, we’re here for your money!”

Kenneth Todd’s (Master Stylist, Strands Hair Salon) signature dance move may be the corkscrew, but he’s been watching Baryshnikov closely and cannot wait to bust a move with his partner in crime.

Eleni (General Manager, The Bar-B-Q Pit) may be more Beyonce than Baryshnikov, but she cannot wait to support he programs and classes that the Yocum Institute offer. She feels that they help shape our local youth in so many ways. “It doesn’t just shape their talent,” she says, “but also their creativity, their confidence, and helps provide them an outlet for their feelings and emotions!”

Vote for this dangerous duo, Eleni Deligiannis and Kenneth Todd Butzer, by clicking the button below. Votes are $5. Vote early and vote often to make sure that Team Bonnie and Clyde wins the big night.

And don’t forget to support Eleni and Kenneth Todd the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Teresa Hepner and Joe Cavorsi, MD

The Lindy Hoppers are ready to swing, swivel, and hop their way onto the dance floor and, hopefully, to first place!

Teresa (Registered Nurse, Reading Hospital) can be found busting a move in hospital hallways to KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes,” while Dr. Cavorsi (General/Vascular Surgeon) studies dancing greats like Gene Kelly.

The Lindy Hoppers are dancing in the 2018 Dancing with the Reading Stars as a way to support arts education as it impacts the youth of our community.

So, what are you waiting for? Cast your vote for The Lindy Hoppers – their routine will knock your socks off.

Vote for Teresa Hepner and Joe Cavosi, MD by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that The Lindy Hoppers wins big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support Teresa and Joe the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Amy and Dustin Leed

Vote for Amy and Dustin Leed by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that Team Leed wins big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support Amy and Dustin the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Mary Jo Loeb and Steve Keiser

Vote for Mary Jo Loeb and Steve Keiser by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that they win big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support Mary Jo and Steve the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Christina Osorio and Pedro Lorenzi

Vote for Christina Osorio and Pedro Lorenzi by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that Christina and Pedro wins big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support them the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Sara Small and Colin

Vote for Sara Small and Colin by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that Sara and Colin wins big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support them the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Lisa Tiger and Phil Goedeke

Vote for Lisa Tiger and Phil Goedeke by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that Lisa and Phil wins big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support them the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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Carol Wells and Jim Kremp

Team Walking on Sunshine is feeling good about having your votes shine down on them!
While Carol Wells is practicing her Ginger Roger twirls around the island in her kitchen, Jim Kremp can be seen dancing around his salon, scissors in hand, moving like Fred Astaire.  And all this time, their coach, Nina’s, head spins with creative new moves for their next practice.

Vote for Carol Wells and Jim Kremp by clicking the button below. Votes are $5/vote. Vote early and often to make sure that Carol and Jim wins big on April 27.

And don’t forget to support them the night of! To purchase your Dancing with the Reading Stars ticket, call 610.376.1576.

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