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, 2019年,维滕伯格的忧思黑人学生(CBS)与朱利叶斯·贝利接触时,第一次出现了“颤抖”, professor of philosophy, about putting on a dance show. 来自哥伦比亚广播公司的学生们热情地与贝利合作,贝利同时也是哥伦比亚广播公司的董事 African & Diaspora Studies and of Justice, Law & Public Policy at Wittenberg, 重新推出了他20年前在伊利诺斯州表演过的舞蹈节目的新版本. This first show, put on in 2020, 斯普林菲尔德社区和中西部青年舞蹈家的成功和热情.

The program took a break in 2021 due to COVID-19, but in the meantime, 它开始从最初的CBS节目发展成为一个更受社区驱动的活动. 然而,维腾堡大学的学生对其计划、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, 《宝博体育》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, 迪奇一直在贝利身边帮助安排比赛, working with the committee, and learning all he can.

该节目特意与黑人历史月重合, 纪念它作为CBS和贝利的合资企业的开始. It focuses primarily on hip-hop, 这是一种起源于20世纪六七十年代纽约黑人社区的舞蹈. 正如Dietsch所指出的:“将这段历史与美国的文化发展联系起来,并亲眼目睹它在当今文化中的作用,可以学到很多东西。.”

嘻哈舞蹈工作坊将于2月2日星期六举行. 26. Hosted by Elevated, the 2021 World of Dance Champions, 研讨会将于下午1:30到5:30在全球影响STEM学院举行.m. for approximately 100 area youths. Elevated, from Cleveland, Ohio, 由霍华德·华盛顿于2015年创立,并已成长为国际知名集团.

Along with the performance by Elevated, 周日的舞蹈表演将有来自中西部地区的十几个有才华的团队角逐超过4美元的奖金,000 in prizes. 将有6支乐队队长队和7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队员们将会有精彩的表演, 活动将由春田高中的返校节女王和国王共同主持, Delian Bradley and Jay Moss.

今年有几家慷慨的赞助商合作举办了这次展览,其中包括按字母顺序排列的克拉克州立大学, the Greater Springfield Partnership, Key Ads, Park National Bank, Springfield City Schools, the Springfield Foundation, White-Allen Chevrolet, 莱特和舒尔特律师事务所以及宝博体育的各个项目和部门.

As a member of the committee, 阿米娅·布朗(Amya Brown)在后勤方面做了很多工作,为这座城市带来了这么多团队. 主修传播学与数字媒体,辅修创业学, 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. 她的工作包括“与捐赠者建立关系”, seeking hotels for all those involved, finding restaurants, 以及其他宝博体育需要让客人感到舒适的业务."

As the students working on the program point out, 威腾堡是春田社区的重要组成部分, 学生参与社区活动对每个人都有好处. Especially during the past year with COVID, 斯普林菲尔德社区的学生和成员们面临着许多挑战. This year's rendition of Dance, Stomp, Shake为每个人提供了一个聚在一起的机会, have fun, 并看到一些有才华的舞者(对COVID有额外的预防措施, of course).

贝利还强调了威腾堡大学及其学生通过舞蹈参与社区的重要性, Stomp, Shake:“这是一个以社区为中心的活动,旨在有意将Witt和Springfield合并到其结构中. 对于威特来说,宝博体育要真诚地关心他人,并充分参与宝博体育所在的城市, 宝博体育必须与社区伙伴和居民合作.”

布朗和迪奇都高度鼓励每个人参加展览. As Brown says, "Please come out to enjoy the show. 对于社区来说,出来和其他人一起享受这种兴奋感是很好的,因为这表明,即使COVID仍在继续,宝博体育都在一起."

This year, Dance, Stomp, 《宝博体育》将于周日在克拉克国家表演艺术中心上演, Feb. 27. Students can email Baily at jbailey@ablyasiancuisine.com 免费入场,留到最后或在Ticketmaster上购票.

 更多信息,请查看Instagram和Facebook上的@dancestompshake或致电217-454-0622.

-By Isabella M. Fiorito ’23

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