Now more than ever the team at Stand Like Stone want to stand with the Limestone Coast community, and in a bid to lift people’s spirits, keep connected and have some fun, the Foundation is launching “Streaming with the Stars 2020 – a community event for the Limestone Coast”.
Each year Stand Like Stone holds its major fundraiser, Swinging with the Stars. The event sees eight local ‘stars’ from across the region learn to dance and perform in a gala night at the Barn to raise money for Stand Like Stone.
However, this year Stand Like Stone are doing things a little differently and holding a “friend-raiser” instead of a fund-raiser.
Stand Like Stone’s CEO, Anne Kerr said “It’s a hard time for people in our community right now, businesses are hurting, people have lost their jobs and we are all more isolated than ever before. Streaming with the Stars gives us the opportunity to help our community in a small, but hopefully fun way.
For the past 16 years the people of the Limestone Coast have given to Stand Like Stone. This generosity has enabled us to help people right across our region with grants and scholarships. And so to us, that makes the people of our region the real stars.”
The concept behind Streaming with the Stars is simple. Learn the “jive” through an online lesson from Kim Cella at Hype Dance Studio, film yourself dancing and upload it to Stand Like Stone’s website, where people can then vote for their favourite.
The lesson will be live streamed on Interact Limestone Coast and Stand Like Stone’s Facebook page on Sunday 17th May at 1pm. People can either watch live on Facebook or download the video at their leisure to learn the moves.
With 2 weeks to practice, videos need to be uploaded onto the Stand Like Stone website by Sunday 31st May. People will be able to vote for their favourite dancer via the website, and the dancer with the most votes will win the coveted “People’s Choice Award”.
However, as the Judges will also be looking for creativity, fun and fabulousness there may very well be some other winning categories too. Winners will be announced live on Interact Limestone Coast and Stand Like Stone Facebook pages on Saturday 13 June 2020.