BATH: The Revere Dance Team seniors partnered with district administrators to perform a dance and raise money for charity during the boy’s varsity basketball game Friday night.
The Dancing with the Stars competition took place during halftime. The four seniors, Emma Hershfield, Hannah Hershfield, Ashley Londrico, and Paige Whittington were all paired with four of the district’s officials. Emma Hershfield partnered with principal Phil King, Hannah Hershfield with Superintendent Randy Boroff, Londrico with Athletic Director Bill Schumacher, and Whittington with Assistant Principal John Evans.
While Londrico and Schumacher won the Mirror Ball trophy – similar to the one awarded on the Dancing with the Stars reality show -- with their performance to Hoedown Throwdown by Miley Cyrus, the competition raised $1,800. The money will be donated to the charities as well as go towards new costumes for the dance team.
"I am kind of surprised,” Londrico said. “I definitely thought it would come close especially with Mr. King and Emma since he is a dancer himself. I'm so happy with all the support we got. We made over $1000 for charity. Even though I have the trophy we were all winners tonight"
Each team represented a charity. The audience had to pay $1 to cast a vote and the proceeds will be split in half to the charities and the dance team.
The teams were picked at random at the beginning of October and they have been practicing multiple times a week. The girls each choreographed the dances and taught them to their respective partners. Hannah Hershfield explained what she hoped would come from the performance.
“I’m hoping to get a new outlook for the dance team from the student body. I want people to think that we are not a joke and that people actually do care about us. It is also nice that the faculty got to know us,” Hannah Hershfield said.
Evans and Whittington danced to Centerfield by John Fogerty and raised money for Teach Haiti. Emma Hershfield and King danced to Footloose by Kenny Loggins and represented Relay for Life. Hannah Hershfield and Boroff danced to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen and supported the American Heart Association. Lastly, Londrico and Schumacher represented the Kylie J Long Foundation.
Evans commented that he wanted to “add a little spice” to their performance, and to give the crowd something they would remember.
“It’s all about raising money, that’s the big thing. It’s a fundraiser,” Evans said. “For me personally it’s another avenue to let the students and even the parents know that I’m just another guy. Here’s just another way to laugh and have fun, that’s my personality.”
The dance team looks forward to their upcoming kid’s camp along with performing new routines for the halftime shows.