BOONE—The 2nd annual Dance For A Difference (DFaD) showcase, hosted by Entropy Dance Crew, features original choreographies from local clubs and crews as well as pieces from crews from across the state. The show will be presented at Legends music hall on the Appalachian State University campus April 20 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased only at the door. For more information, visit the Facebook page for Entropy Dance Crew or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entropy Dance Crew is a group of talented dancers and choreographers dedicated to bringing hip-hop to the mountain top. The crew began three years ago with six people and has since grown into two crews operated by an executive board that organizes workshops at Appalachian.
Last year, Entropy Dance Crew founded DFaD and raised $750 for the Hospitality House of Boone. This year the proceeds will go to the Western Youth Network (WYN), a relationship-focused resource for youth and families in the High Country.
Local performers include the Appalachian Bhangra Team, High Country Dance Studio, Entropy Dance Crew and more, with additional dance crews from Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Each piece will be critiqued by a panel of judges to provide positive and constructive feedback to the performers. An after party will take place at Char from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Entropy’s mission is to bring dance to the High Country. In that spirit, workshops will be held Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21, in Varsity Gymnasium on campus. Friday’s workshop begins with registration at 2 p.m. and runs 3-6 p.m. The class will be taught by Beth De Leon, Megan Windsor and Torrey Seegars. Sunday’s workshop begins with registration at 11 a.m. and runs noon to 3 p.m. It will be taught by Reza Mina, Justin Hansley and Ben Yoo. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted and added to the overall donation to WYN. The workshops are open to the public and people of all skill levels are encouraged to come. A full itinerary of the weekend can be found on the Facebook event page.
Legends is located at 190 Hardin Street. Varsity Gymnasium is located next to Central Dining Hall. Free parking is available on campus after 5 p.m. Parking also is available in the Rivers Street parking deck.