Folklorico performs on stage during Kentridge’s benefit program for the American Heart Association on Friday night. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Folklorico performs on stage during Kentridge’s benefit program for the American Heart Association on Friday night. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Stayin Alive! Dance for Heart

Kentridge entertainers raise $5,000 for AHA

More than 200 Kentridge-area performers from many diverse backgrounds stepped it up for Stayin Alive! Dance for Heart – an entertainment-filled charity event that supported the American Heart Association on Friday night.

The sixth annual show at a packed Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center raised $5,000 for the AHA, according to Denise Wiskow, a sports medicine teacher, coach and Yoga Club advisor at Kentridge who has been directing the show since its inception.

“It was a great opportunity for all students to show their talent and to work together as a team to raise heart disease awareness to the community,” Wiskow said. “The performers practice for months, and the show grows bigger every year. … This show brings all different cultures and all of the dance groups together at Kentridge. What a great way for all of the performers to bond.”

The entertainment lineup included performances from the student-portrayed Bee Gees; the Chatelaines; Sparkles Cheerleaders (special needs kids); gymnastics and multicultural dancers from K-pop to hula; the Yoga Club; Steppers and Ballers; Folklorico; the Little Charger Preschoolers; break dancers; and others.

The program was part of the school’s devotion to Heart Health Month.




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Stayin Alive! Dance for Heart
Stayin Alive! Dance for Heart
Stayin Alive! Dance for Heart
Stayin Alive! Dance for Heart
Binh Truong performs his break-dance routine. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Binh Truong performs his break-dance routine. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

From left, Jameson Fujihara (as Richard Simmons), Samea Aljundi (Jane Fonda) and Jacob Battistoni (Simmons, too) “Get Physical” during a workout-dance performance on the Kentridge stage Friday night. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

From left, Jameson Fujihara (as Richard Simmons), Samea Aljundi (Jane Fonda) and Jacob Battistoni (Simmons, too) “Get Physical” during a workout-dance performance on the Kentridge stage Friday night. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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