Dancing with the Reading Stars 2022

By Yocum Institute for Arts Education (other events)

Friday, April 22 2022 5:30 PM 9:30 PM EDT

This is not just about dancing. It’s about Fun and Fundraising!

All tickets include:

  • sit down dinner
  • Dancing with the Reading Stars Performances
  • Featured dancers from Yocum's Academy of Movement
  • Open dance party
  • Awards ceremony
  • Cash only bar

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What is Dancing with the Reading Stars?

Dancing with the Reading Stars raises money necessary to support on-going operations, scholarships, productions, and our many outreach and offsite programs – 50% of which are provided at little or no cost to the community. In addition to its onsite classes and preschool, Yocum Institute outreach and offsite programs impact 30,000 people each year. 80% are under the age of 18 and 50% of those Yocum serves are considered at risk population. Although many do not realize it, Yocum is much more than the bricks and mortar of the building located at 3000 Penn Avenue. Yocum develops and runs programs throughout Berks County.

Dance partners from throughout the community create a 90 second dance routine, solicit sponsorships and votes. Each Vote is $10 each. Voting has already started and concludes at the event. 

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education has been in the business of arts education for both arts and non-arts outcomes for over 80 years. Our vision is to ensure that the long-term benefits and impact of the arts on education are available to children regardless of where they live or their family income. To reach the greater community; programs are delivered through our partnerships including the Reading School District, PAL/Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs, Berks County Public Libraries, Wilson Area School District, and John Paul II Center for Special Learning. Nationally, the Institute partnered with the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis in 2008 as one of 13 host sites for their critical literacy program, Neighborhood Bridges. This program has been effectively used in over 130 classrooms in the Reading School District.

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 2018, the audience grew to over 500 and raised $160,000. In 2017 we moved our event to the DoubleTree to provide more seating for our growing audience for the live event.

If you would like more details contact Susan Rohn at 610-376-15706, ext 203 or email at [email protected].

Mailing Address

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