Dance show "pays it forward" for CP Telethon

BELLEVUE, Wis. (WBAY) - Moves with a special meaning.

Dancers from Bellevue Dance rehearse for a fund-raising show for the CP Telethon (WBAY photo)

A local dance group, fresh off some help from the community, wants to pay it forward. Their fundraiser has connections to the upcoming CP Telethon, which airs live March 3 and 4 on WBAY-TV.

For the girls who dance with Bellevue Dance Inc., giving back is what they're all about.

"We are a community dance program, and so although we go out and compete, we like to share our talents in the community. We've always been involved in parades, nursing homes," Bellevue Dance director Sherry Turner said.

Saturday evening they're holding a fundraiser at the Brown County central library auditorium, 515 Pine St. in Green Bay, to raise money for CP in Northeast Wisconsin.

"One of my good friends from elementary has CP, and so I watched her go through her struggles, like her speech, and so she is doing a speech announcing our last song, which is super special, and we dedicated it to her. It's called 'A Million Dreams,'" sophomore dancer Karli Chaudoir said.

Bellevue Dance received a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation for a new dance floor, and this is a way of paying it forward.

"Our kids learn to be part of a team, and how to give and take, and how to do things right with one another, how to be friends with each other, how to support one another, but also to, we're given these talents by God, and how to share them with other people in the community rather than just keep them for ourselves, and for our competition trophies," Turner said.

The February 16 show includes competition and team acts, gymnastics, jazz, poms, ballet, hip hop, skits and speakers. The show is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4.

Admission is $10, or $5 for kids 5 and younger. Tickets to the show include a spaghetti dinner.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets or add a donation. Look for the section titled "Dinner Dance Show."

The dancers will present their check during the CP Telethon.

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