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Shake Your Tail Fundraiser

Posted on 4/9/2013 by Scott Whitsitt

It's been interesting watch the troupe plan their upcoming fundraiser ... Shake Your Tail. It's an opportunity for them to help a great cause (The Champaign County Humane Society), and have some fun at the same time.

The Gypsy Hips have been dancing for something like seven years (it seems like most of those years have involved weekly practices in my basement :-) ) but this is the first show I remember where they tried to grow it into something more than just their own performance. They've really gotten some great support from other dance troupes in the area, and it looks like there will be quite a few dancers representing at least five different troupes.

Putting on a show has quite a different set of requirements than just performing. It's been an interesting learning experience to observe (from upstairs), and I think they will be all the better for it. There is also no question that the community could support more of these types of events as we expect the crowd to be quite large for the tiny Iron Post space. If all goes well, I'll encourage them to do more and hopefully we can get additional support to make the next event even better.

You go girls!