Pattaya’s famous Wheelchair Break Dancers from the Redemptorist Vocational School will participate in Thailand’s first annual charity Dance-athon this weekend. In addition several corporate dance groups have decided to participate.
The 8 hour non-stop daytime event to raise money for the Bangkok-based SCAD Foundation (Soi Cats And Dogs) and the Pattaya-based Able the Disabled Foundation will take place at Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski Hotel ballroom on Sunday November 21 from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Property company and developer Nova Group is one of several sponsors for the event and is giving prizes for complimentary holidays at its Nova Gold Hotel.
There will also be great prizes for the best dancer, the best dressed, the youngest and the oldest participants and the best team – including air tickets from Bangkok airways, fitness memberships, a personal portrait painting, restaurant vouchers and many more.
Several embassies are also entering dance members and teams, as are some of Bangkok’s leading international schools.
Leading many of the dance routines will be Fusion Academy which is Thailand’s newest centre for dance, music and drama.
Dance-athon hosts will include SCAD Ambassador Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005, TV Host Raine Grady and the founder of Fusion Academy, UK celebrity Ben Douglas.
The event requires no dance skills and there are no age limits.
Each dancer will require a minimum sponsorship of Baht 300 to enter and can be sponsored as much as possible by friends and family.
Companies can also sponsor either the event or their own dance group.
The new Siam Kempinski Hotel, behind Siam Paragon shopping complex, has donated its ballroom for the day and a discounted dinner is available at the hotel.
Water, tea, coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the day for danceathon participants.
Sponsorship forms and sponsor information is available on the event website: www.danceathonbkk.webs.com