A big project that I’ve been working on and a part of is the Will Dance For Kids Project dance competition called Will Dance For Food. I was a little daunted at first when I got the list of what I was expected to do. In fact, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it all. However, as these things go, once I got into it it seemed a little bit more manageable.
Basically anything that was done on a computer and/or printed out I designed or had a hand in designing. This included: t-shirts, the program, various spreadsheets, score sheets, labels for just about everything, the silent auction sign-ups, the awards, the auditorium background and more. It was really gratifying to walk around the competition and see my handiwork all over.
The competition was on March 7-8. I was there for 12 hours each day with about 6 hours of sleep in the middle. It was intense, but worthwhile. The first day I chauffeured people to the competition from a hotel and the airport. I was one of those people standing at the airport with someone’s name on a sign. (That was a first for me!) I spent the last half of the day/night helping the tabulators figure out the scoring for the awards ceremony. It was fascinating to see how that all worked, but the amount of paper cuts I got while stuffing score sheets into envelopes was not great.
The second day I was running errands all over the school – from one stage to another. It was crazy! I also helped out with answering questions and getting information to where it needed to go. I definitely got a work out there!
I looked super official because I had a name badge, with my name on it, and a clipboard. It’s amazing the authority a clipboard can give someone! 🙂
Here’s the t-shirt that I helped design for the boys participating in the competition.
This is the tank that all of the girls competing got. I think it turned out pretty cute.
This was a little preview WDFKP put up on Facebook. Shirts in boxes, judges notebooks and swag bags was just a small part of our preparations!
This is the program that took me many hours to format.
This is a picture of the director of WDFKP addressing the judges in the hospitality room on Saturday morning before the competition resumed.
Just a few of the silent auction items up for bid.
Proof I was there!
I designed the background of the auditorium stage.
A better picture of the stage background. This was right before the awards ceremony.
The top ten awards for one of the skill/age groups.
What’s really awesome is that the all of the proceeds from the competition were donated to the Utah Food Bank. This year’s check was for $40,000!!!
All in all I had a great time preparing and participating (behind the scenes that is) in this awesome endeavor!