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Dancing with the Reading Stars


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How Does Dancing with the Reading Stars work?
Dancing with the Reading Stars (DWTRS) involves a dozen dance pairs from throughout the county representing our diverse community.  In addition to creating a 90 second dance routine that is performed live, each pair solicits sponsorships and votes. The public is encouraged to raise funds by placing votes of $10 for the pair(s) of your choice. Votes can be done online, sent through the mail or by calling the Yocum Institute. Voting closes with the live performances the night of the event.

Dancers choose their own music and either create their own routine, or work with a Yocum Institute choreographer to assist them in developing a routine. This is not just about dancing; it’s about fun and fundraising! In our first year in 2011, the event sold out with 450 attendees and netting over $45,000 for community programs. By 2019, the audience grew to over 500 and raised $120,000. Our 2022 event was held at the DoubleTree Hotel, Reading PA.

Event details:
The 2022 ticket prices are $85 per ticket. $850 for a table of 10 or $1,000 for a Premium Dance Floor table for 10 (very limited availability).

Please consider being a sponsor and/or placing an ad in our program book to support your favorite pair and Yocum!

If you would like more details, contact Susan Rohn at srohn@yocuminstitute.org or call 610-376-1576.

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