‘Mission: Dance’ bringing Schenectady community together

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Getting down on a Saturday while supporting a local nonprofit may seem like an odd pairing, but that’s exactly what a group of Schenectady college students are hoping to achieve with ‘Mission: Dance’.

The idea comes from the brain child of Schenectady County Community College student Emma Pasquali who began volunteering at Schenectady City Mission when she was a junior in high school.

The event will feature a day of dance classes at Schenectady High School, including ballet, hip hop and Zumba for a fee of $10.

All of the proceeds will go to the Schenectady City Mission Drive to Success campaign, which helps home health care workers without transportation. For more information on the event or how you can start volunteering for the drive to success campaign, click here: www.crowdrise.com/missiondance

“So it’s been a long hard winter, it’s taken a toll, but we want to make sure we’re addressing emergency need and long-term sustainability for people,” Schenectady City Mission Executive Director Michael Saccocio said.

“We’re just getting you to work every day,” Pasquali said. “We’re just helping you out, so it’s really just a sense of community that’s important to me, and I think everybody deserves a chance. And I think ‘Mission: Dance’ was just a way of combining my love for dance and my love for people.”

The event is being put on by SCCC’s Rotaract Club and will take place on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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