Just Plain Dance raises money for the arts

Just Plain Dance raises money for the arts

This year’s Just Plain Dance took place on Jan. 19. Schools from all over Plain gathered to raise money for the arts.

“We do not learn about the arts, we learn from the arts,” Superintendent Brent May said in a statement before the competition began.

After a short speech, May presented art teachers from all across the district with a check for $20,000. The money is going to be divided between the schools arts programs, to fuel creativity of future generations.

As the night went on, the first school to preform was Glenwood. The all female group called themselves “The G6”. Their performance was mixture of jazz and modern dance. Later winning fan favorite, the dance was a hit.

Other groups included group of teacher Kristin Wellman and son Nate Wellman, who danced to the song ‘Footloose’.The pair was not the only family dance. Soon after, the father-daughter duo of principal Mark Yocum and his daughter Maddie Yocum.

The team that really stole the show was Oakwood Middle School. Dancing to ‘24K magic’, the school came in first, raising the most money.