Me to We is hosting a dance competition tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the MPR.
“We Dance Off” is similar to Coffee House, held earlier this school year. Tickets were on sale earlier this week and will also be available tonight at the door. They are $5 for students and $10 for adults. All proceeds will go toward supporting education in Tanzania, a country in East Africa.
Each audience member will receive four voting ballots which can be used to cast votes for dancers. At the end of the event, one solo and one group winner will be determined.
This is the first time that Me to We is hosting a dance competition.
“We wanted something new,” said Deon Feng, grade 11 and event organizer. “With the number of people and the type of people in Me to We, it is totally possible for us to organize another big event.”
The theme of the event is ‘80s Neon, a throwback style of disco. Me to We will provide chips and other snacks for everyone attending the event.
Auditions were held in April to select dancers willing to showcase their talents on stage. However, being a first-time event, few people auditioned. Therefore, Me to We changed their strategy and invited dancers instead.
“We want to add something enjoyable to the community. People can come and laugh at us when we are dancing,” said Lucas Hung, grade 11, event coordinator, and dancer.
Tonight, four solo dancers will perform on stage in the first half of the event. Following the intermission, there will be six group performances.
The event will feature a variety of dances, with K-pop and hip hop being the most popular. Other dance styles include Chinese traditional dance, jazz, and freestyle.
“We had struggles and difficulties, but now we are over it. It is going to be great. You all should come,” concluded Feng.