Bethesda Center prepares for dance competition

Bethesda Center prepares for dance competition
April 13
05:45 2017


Bethesda Center All Stars, formerly known as Take the Lead Winston-Salem, officially kicked off this year’s dancer competition.

Now in its seventh year, the fun-spirited, dancing fundraiser has help to raise more than $500,000 for Bethesda Center for the Homeless.  It is considered one of Winston-Salem’s most popular and important community events,

This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum.  Event information, tickets and dancer voting are all available at

Event tickets begin at $15.

Dance pairs raise money by recruiting friends, family and others in the community to purchase $10 votes — three votes equal the cost to the Bethesda Center to provide a person with one day and night’s shelter and supplies. Fans cast their votes at and at the event.

The dancer kick-off event was held on March 16.  Participating dancers and supporters were on hand to practice some early moves on the dance floor and begin the good-natured competition for votes. Bethesda Center for the Homeless Executive Director Derwin Montgomery, who will reprise his role as a dancer, addressed the group.

This is Bethesda Center’s 30th anniversary serving the homeless in the community.

Participants in the Bethesda All Stars Dancing Fundraiser include:

Mayor Allen Joines & Suzy McCalley Leslie Baker & Tim Jewett

Melanie & Todd Barbee

Dr. Nate French & Camille French Derwin Montgomery

Yuleidy Baldor

Erin Blakely & Jacob Felder

Yong Yi

Rev. Andy Lambert & Rev. Steve Keaton

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