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826 Seattle celebrates five years helping children find their writing voice

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

The non-profit kids’ writing center 826 Seattle is celebrating five years in the heart of Greenwood by hosting its first annual Dance Your Cash Off dance marathon from 7 p.m. to midnight on June 10.

The evening will feature such entertainment as:

  • Celebrity judges Christopher Frizzelle of The Stranger, Trent Moormon of Head Like a Kite and John Roderick of the Long Winters
  • A group “Single Ladies” dance and salsa lesson to kick off the evening
  • Guest DJs making sure the music keeps rocking for five full hours, including DJ Anjali spinning her Bollywood mixovers and DJ Peter Henry’s homegrown mashups

Dancers who raise a minimum of $150 can participate as contestants and compete for prizes, such as two weeks at a personal writers’ retreat in Eastern Washington, a hotel night in downtown Seattle and more. Those who don’t want to compete can still buy general admission tickets just to help support their friends for $15 advance/$20 at the door (21+ only).

826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. As part of the 826 National network founded by author and philanthropist Dave Eggers, our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

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