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Dancing for the Kids: Emerging Leaders Board signature event

To keep everyone safe, we are following the CDC guidelines for social distancing again this year. The duo for the performance will be the local celebrity dancing with a family member or friend. A dance professional from Kent State University, will create the choreography and teach it to the celebrity partners over a virtual meeting platform. The performance of the celebrity partners will be videotaped on a small theater stage.

The event will be hosted by Keith Kennedy from WKDD’s 98.1 morning show and three judges will provide feedback on the performances. After the dances are taped and edited together, the in-person debut will be held at Midway Drive In Theater. We will also have a virtual platform option for attendees to enjoy the production from the comfort of their homes.

To comply with social distancing protocols, cars will park in every other spot. This will give the option to allow the guest to sit in front or behind their vehicles and still be over 6 feet from other attendees. The drive-in employees will wear masks and gloves and sanitize all areas that attendees would come in contact with. Please bring a mask to the event as attendees are required to wear masks while walking around the venue, in the concession stand, and restroom areas. You may remove your mask while watching the movie in your designated spot.

You can bring your own food and beverage into the theater, but the concession stand will also be serving food for purchase. There will be a limited number of people allowed at the concession stand with ordering windows and pick up windows.

2021 Featured Dancers:

  • Sofía DeCola – Akron Children's Hospital Patient Representative
  • Doug Krapf – Legacy Strategic Asset Management
  • Dr. Steven Kuerbitz – Akron Children’s Hospital Physician Representative
  • Joe LaGuardia – Oswald Companies
  • Dr. Amy Lee – Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Erin Spring – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Margo Tipping –The Women's Board of Akron Children's Hospital Representative

To celebrate the hard work of our Celebrity Dancers we will have a firework show at the drive-in by American Fireworks Company, after the Dancing for the Kids movie. After the firework show a second movie will play for an added bonus.

Screen #1: Trolls
Screen #2: Madagascar

Guests are encouraged to wear a mask when walking around the venue and to remember to social distance during the event.
Lastly, you can bring your own food and beverage into the theater but the concession stand will also be serving food for purchase. There will be a limited number of people allowed at the concession stand with ordering windows and pick up windows.

Tickets to the show are $50 and 1 ticket equals a carload.

For questions, please contact Events@akronchildrens.org.

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