Arlington dance group to hold car wash to raise funds for NY trip

ARLINGTON — Star Energy, a performing team for the Arlington School of Dance, will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Windermere Real Estate parking lot, located at 210 E. Burke Avenue in Arlington.

Donations for the car wash will be used to help pay for the dancers’ year-end performance trip to New York City in June 2011.

The dance team was formed by dance school director Becky Oesch in 2006, and performs jazz, hip-hop and tap numbers as a community service at local events, nursing and retirement homes, day care facilities and festivals.

The group holds two annual dance recitals with the Arlington School of Dance.

Each June, the team performs at a new venue, said parent Marlene Lewis.

Star Energy has represented Arlington at Silverwood Theme Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Wild Waves and twice at Disneyland.

“A large number of the original Star Energy dancers are now seniors in high school and in their last year of dance at Arlington and with Star Energy, so this summer their trip is a dancer’s dream to New York City, where they will perform at Lincoln Center and explore the dancing experience of New York,” Lewis said.

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