Students at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls recently danced for six consecutive hours – and raised more than $11,000 while doing it.
The school’s third annual Dance-a-rama was its biggest yet, running from 4 to 10 p.m. last Tuesday and getting participation from almost 200 students, almost half of the school’s student body.
They surpassed their goal of raising $10,000 for Our Lady of Confidence Day School, one of four Archdiocesan Schools for Special Education. Money will also be given to Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments. The official total was $11,022.87 raised by students and donated by local businesses.
The dance event has become a tradition for this year’s seniors who have participated since the event started their sophomore year.
“For the seniors, this is our last Dance-a-rama so it’s special for us. Especially meeting the class goal and raising the money,” said Natalie Peralta, a member of the student council.
Throughout the night students freestyled to their favorite songs and they participated in learning choreography for a dance set to Juice by Lizzo.
Kids from Our Lady of Confidence joined in on the fun, dancing along and speaking about how the school has impacted their lives.
Local business sponsors included the Philadelphia Pretzel Factory, Jack’s Place, Factory Donuts and chefs from Knowlton Mansion.
“We talk about our sisterhood all the time and this is a great example of it,” said David Schafer, moderator of the student council.