Dancing to Make a Difference

by Katie Jeffries on March 7, 2010 at 8:18 am

Dancers of all ages took the stage, dancing their way to make a difference.

Sunday at Foxfire High School was the annual Dance and Twirling Contest. All the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Organizer, Pat Payne, says the event raised $2,500 last year, but raising money for cancer research is not the only benefit for the children performing.

"It is excellent, it gets them off the couch and doing something beneficial that will benefit them the rest of their life," says Payne.

The dancers are judged on their poise, showmanship and coordination before they can take home the trophies. Though the event is a competition, many of the participants say they just love to dance.

"I think it is learning the routines and practicing them over and over and I think it is really fun to keep going til you finally get it right," tells Julia Justice, from Angel’s Hi-Steppers.

In addition to helping the American Cancer Society, all the profit from concessions went to support the Maysville Band Boosters.