BRATTLEBORO — Are you interested in joining the 2020 cast of Can Windham County Dance? Have you ever imagined yourself dancing in the spotlight? Would you enjoy performing in front of a live audience? Are you looking for a way to positively influence the lives of young people and families in Windham County?
If you answered yes to the above questions, Youth Services wants you!
The nonprofit is organizing Can Windham County Dance?, its third annual gala with a goal of raising $20,000 to strengthen the safety net for area young people and families.
This spring's gala will take place on Saturday, April 25, at the Hilltop Montessori campus. Four dancing numbers are confirmed, and the organization is looking for two or three more.
Youth Services' newest signature fundraiser pairs well-known “celebrity” members of the community with their own partners or professional dance instructors who train with them on a dance routine that is performed in front of what is expected to be a sold-out gala crowd at Hilltop.
According to Executive Director Russell Bradbury-Carlin, the winner of the competition is determined by talent and fundraising ability, a local twist on the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars.
In a news release, Bradbury-Carlin said that Youth Services is “recruiting individuals who are not only inspired by our mission to transform lives and inspire futures, but who also have the charisma, skill to perform on stage, and ability to raise funds for our cause.”