‘Dance for Change’ on the Gridiron
On Saturday, May 2, hundreds of junior high and high school students will convene on the gridiron of the College Football Hall of Fame and dance to live music, participate in sports clinics and learn the Evolution of Hip-Hop, all to raise awareness of teens and young adults living in poverty. Dance for Change is a collaborative effort between the Center for the Homeless and Five Star.
What it is: Dance for Change
When: May 2, 2-7 p.m.
Where: on the Gridiron of the College Football Hall of Fame, downtown South Bend
Why: This event is designed to raise the awareness of area teens to the effects of poverty and homelessness, in a relaxed, teen-appropriate setting. Guests will listen to first-hand accounts of at-risk and homeless teens, as well as those who have come through poverty. It is, secondarily, a fundraiser benefiting the Center for the Homeless and Five Star, a leadership development organization for area students, based in Elkhart.
What will happen: Below is an outline of the day, the performances and speakers. Please note that the times are approximate. For more detailed, day-of information, contact Amanda Miller at 282-8700, x 354.
2:00 – Welcome, Evolution of Hip-Hop exhibition
2:25 – The first band, Hyndra, performs
3:15 – Breakout Clinics: football, basketball, drumline, dance and Zumba
4:15 – Dance break, Evolution of Hip-Hop
4:30 – Guest of the Center for the Homeless shares personal journey
4:40 – All-group team building game
5:00 – The second band, Whiplash, performs
5:30 – The third band, Busted Creek, performs
5:55 – Dance break, Evolution of Hip-Hop
6:05 – Guest of Five Star shares personal journey
6:15 – Midwest Dance Alliance performs
6:30 – Guest of the Center for the Homeless shares personal journey
6:40 – Final break, Evolution of Hip-Hop
6:50 – Closing comments