February 17, 2022
Life At Witt

Dance, Stomp, Shake

协作活动为学生提供实践经验,因为它参与社区

In a collaboration between Wittenberg, Clark State, and the Springfield community, the hit dance competition - Dance, Stomp, Shake - returns on Sunday, Feb. 27. This year, two Wittenberg students in Amya Brown, class of 2023 and Tristan Dietsch, class of 2024, are working on the committee.

Dance, Stomp, Shake最初始于2019年,当时维滕贝格的“关心黑人学生”(CBS)的成员找到了朱利叶斯·贝利, professor of philosophy, about putting on a dance show. 来自哥伦比亚广播公司的学生热情地与贝利合作 African & Diaspora Studies and of Justice, Law & Public Policy at Wittenberg, 让他近20年前在伊利诺斯州时推出的一个舞蹈节目的新版本复活. This first show, put on in 2020, 在斯普林菲尔德社区和中西部的青年舞者中获得了成功和热情.

The program took a break in 2021 due to COVID-19, but in the meantime, 它开始从最初的CBS项目发展成为一个更受社区推动的活动. 然而,维滕贝格的学生对计划、营销和执行仍然至关重要.

Dietsch, who plans to major in business, took on his work for Dance, Stomp, Shake是一项独立研究,探索“嘻哈文化如何塑造了美国.S. and cultural norms.” Throughout the past few months, Dietsch has been at Bailey's side helping with set up, working with the committee, and learning all he can.

该节目特意与黑人历史月相吻合, 纪念它作为CBS和Bailey的合资企业而诞生. It focuses primarily on hip-hop, 这种舞蹈风格可以追溯到上世纪六七十年代纽约市的黑人社区. 正如迪奇所指出的:“通过将这段历史与美国文化发展联系起来,亲眼目睹它在当今文化中的作用,pp电子官网可以学到很多东西.”

一个街舞工作坊将发生在星期六,2月30日. 26. Hosted by Elevated, the 2021 World of Dance Champions, 研讨会将于下午1:30至5:30在全球影响STEM学院举行.m. for approximately 100 area youths. Elevated, from Cleveland, Ohio, 由Howard Washington于2015年创立,并已成长为国际知名的团体.

Along with the performance by Elevated, 周日的舞蹈表演将有来自中西部的十几个有才华的团队竞争超过4美元,000 in prizes. 届时将有六支乐队乐队队和七支街舞队争夺奖金, including one team from Springfield, Black Diamonds. Additionally, 斯普林菲尔德高中舞蹈队的成员将进行展示表演, 这次活动将由春田高中的返校女王和国王共同主持, Delian Bradley and Jay Moss.

今年,几家慷慨的赞助商合作,按字母顺序展示了该节目,其中包括克拉克州立大学, the Greater Springfield Partnership, Key Ads, Park National Bank, Springfield City Schools, the Springfield Foundation, White-Allen Chevrolet, 赖特和舒尔特律师事务所以及pp电子平台的各个项目和部门.

As a member of the committee, 阿米亚·布朗(Amya Brown)负责了将这么多团队引入这座城市的许多后勤方面的工作. 传播与数字媒体专业,辅修创业专业, 布朗解释说,策划这次活动让她在自己选择的研究领域获得了实践经验. 她从事的工作包括“与捐赠者建立关系”, seeking hotels for all those involved, finding restaurants, 还有其他的业务,pp电子官网需要让客人感到舒适."

As the students working on the program point out, Wittenberg is a key piece of the Springfield community, 学生参与社区活动对每个人都有好处. Especially during the past year with COVID, 学生和斯普林菲尔德社区的成员面临着许多挑战. This year's rendition of Dance, Stomp, Shake为所有人提供了一个聚在一起的机会, have fun, 观看一些有才华的舞者(对COVID有额外的预防措施, of course).

贝利还强调了维滕贝格及其学生通过舞蹈参与社区的重要性, Stomp, Shake:“该活动是一个以社区为中心的活动,并试图在其结构中有意识地将Witt与Springfield合并. 对于pp电子官网维特来说,pp电子官网要真诚地关心他人,并充分参与pp电子官网所在的城市, we must partner with community partners and residents.”

布朗和迪奇都非常鼓励大家来参加这个节目. As Brown says, "Please come out to enjoy the show. 对于社区来说,走出来彼此享受兴奋是很好的,因为这表明即使COVID仍在继续,pp电子官网都在一起."

This year, Dance, Stomp, Shake将于周日在克拉克州立表演艺术中心举行, Feb. 27. Students can email Baily at jbailey@theoddcoupleblog.com 在供应结束时购买免费门票或在Ticketmaster上购买门票.

 更多信息,请在Instagram和Facebook上查看@ dancestry ompshake,或致电217-454-0622.

-By Isabella M. Fiorito ’23

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