Dance-a-Thon

Evening Street Dance-A-Thon FAQs

When: Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Why: 100% of your donation is used at Evening Street Elementary to support PTA initiatives (see more details in the FAQ below)

Please send your contribution to Evening Street PTA, % Dance-a-Thon, 885 Evening St, Worthington OH 43085 or donate online below.
Questions? Contact our committee at danceathon@eveningstreetpta.org



We are a registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization; we also participate in employer match programs.

Let’s Set a Record of Giving!

In appreciation for your support of Evening Street Elementary, family donations of $50 or more will receive a limited-availability travel mug.  Show your Eagle pride!

Our record-breaking family and business sponsors will be recognized on a commemorative “Gold Record” at Evening Street! Have your name listed at the front office on our donor plaque:

  • Silver Donors$250-$499
  • Gold Donors$500-$999
  • Platinum Donors $1,000 and above

100% participation is our goal!All students who participate will be entered to win a raffle prize.

Our goal is $25,000!

Q: What is the Dance-a-Thon on Friday, February 8?

A: In 2010, the PTA replaced traditional magazine and candle sale fundraisers with the Wellness Walk, a single event during the school day, to serve as the primary means to raise money for Evening Street programs.  Due to the overwhelming generosity of Evening Street parents and friends, the money raised by this event has exceeded expectations every year.  As parents and event organizers, our commitment is to seeing Evening Street move forward, whether we’re walking, dancing, skipping or running our way to physical and fiscal health. We’re seeking 100% participation!

Q: What happens on the day of the Dance-a-Thon?

A: Students, teachers, and parent volunteers will go to a transformed gym (lasers, lights, tunes!) during their related arts period and dance to music provided by a Sean Gill, an Evening Street parent. Sean is generously donating his time and DJ talent!! You can find him on Facebook (Gill Edutainment) and online at www.gilledutainment.com. Each grade will have a chance to show off new line dances they’ve learned. Parents are welcome to join. Students who prefer to relax in a sensory room will have that option this year. Note: Make sure your child wears comfortable clothes and shoes so they can dance for approximately 40 minutes. They’re also welcome to dress up from another decade!

Q: What about “dressing up” from another decade?

A: This year’s theme is Dancing Through the Decades. Each grade has been assigned a decade. On Friday, Feb 8th, kids are welcome to dress up for that decade — or any decade. Or not dress up at all! Just be sure that your child wears comfortable clothes and shoes so they can dance for approximately 40 minutes. Here are the “assigned” decades:
KG: 1980’s
1stgrade: 1950’s
2ndgrade: 1960’s
3rdgrade: 1970’s
4thgrade: 1980’s
5thgrade: 1990’s
Remember, kids can dress according to this list, or any decade, or not dress up at all! Just be sure to be comfortable for dancing!

Q: What about Spirit Week?
A: To build excitement for dance-a-thon, the week of Feb 4thwill be Spirit Week! 

Kids can bring $1 each day to participate. All money raised goes to dance-a-thon.  Here’s the daily break down:

Monday:Mismatch day (do your best to look your worst)
Tuesday:Favorite sports team day
Wednesday:Crazy hair day
Thursday:Eagle spirit wear day
Friday:Dance-A-Thon! Wear your favorite styles from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80’s, 90s! 
Remember, kids are welcome to dress from any decade, or don’t have to dress up at all!

Q: What time does my child go to the gym for dance-a-thon?

Your child dances during their related arts period. Your child’s teacher will send home the specific time in an email. 

Q: How do we collect/donate?

A: Parents and parent-owned businesses are the primary contributors to this event.  In addition, children can reach out to family, friends and neighborsto contribute and/or donate their own money. We are also able to participate in corporate match programs.  Your child(ren) will receive an envelope (included in this packet) to be returned to their teacher. Checks should be made payable to Evening Street PTA. Donations may also be made on our website:   http://www.eveningstreetpta.org/dance-a-thon.  Donations are flat fees (not for a certain number of dances) though we encourage kids to dance their hearts out! Every donation is deeply appreciated and we are striving for 100% participation!   

Q: I have more than one child at Evening Street. Do I have to send a check for each classroom to get credit?

A: One check is fine! We will divide it equally among your children. Just return the pledge envelope you receive (or any blank envelope) with your students’ name, grade, teacher on the outside. We have included tax receipts with your packet to provide your donors.  More than one check?  No problem! Simply put the checks in one envelope and indicate on the envelope your child’s name and teacher each time a check is submitted. 

Q: How much should I give?

A: A common question is how much is appropriate to give and the answer is the amount that is right for your family. The PTA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to enriching our children’s experience during their elementary school years, enabling opportunities that are not provided for by the school district.

Q: Where does the money go?

A:  The Dance-a-Thon provides almost 1/2 of the funds needed for the PTA’s annual budget. Money raised will go directly to purchase new risers for Mrs. Jarzecki’s fabulous music program (we currently borrow from other schools), and to replace aging playground structures!

More questions?
Feel free to email us at danceathon@eveningstreetpta.org