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Women's Lifestyle Magazine

Embody the Stars

Mar 05, 2019 10:00AM ● By WLMagazine

by Moya Tobey

Feel the beat beneath your feet and your pulse pound in time with the percussion. Leave behind lingering worries of everyday life and join the Grand Rapids community for a night of dancing for a cause.

Embody the Stars is a local celebrity dance competition and fundraiser hosted by EmbodyGR, a local nonprofit dedicated to building community, enhancing physical and mental welfare and designing meaningful volunteer opportunities. Their goal is to make the practices of yoga and meditation available to all. EmbodyGR serves those with addictions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, health issues, loneliness and isolation. They aim to serve the underserved and give them a place to heal and feel safe. They are a true embodiment of their motto, “feel better, do good”.

For Embody the Stars, local professional dancers will partner with Grand Rapids celebrities, such as Chef and Owner of Amore Trattoria Italiana, Jenna Arcidiacono and Radio Host Jackie Blankenship, to perform an original dance routine.

Shelley Irwin, the host of WGVU Morning Show and Bridget Clark Whitney, the Executive Director of Kids’ Food Basket will emcee.

EmbodyGR wants attendees to feel part of something larger than themselves. Founder of EmbodyGR, Dana Christian Lee explains, “I always want any person who leaves an event, class, gathering or service put on by Embody to feel better even in the smallest way. And inspired to do good in their family, community and world.”

  • What: Embody the Stars
  • When: March 7, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
  • Where: Goei Center, 818 Butterworth St SW
  • Cost:$50

Moya Tobey is a college student studying publishing at Cornerstone University. She dreams of traveling the world, fighting for victims of injustice and penning everything she sees.