As an offshoot of Dancing with the Athens Stars, Project Safe presents Stomp Out Domestic Violence, a step competition featuring local amateur groups. For those unfamiliar, step dancing is centered around footwork and rhythm. Experts coach and choreograph routines, and this year experienced step teams will also perform alongside the rookies. The six competing teams include Studio Dance Moms with Alps Elementary, JJ Harris Elementary teachers and students, The MAMAs (Middle Aged Men of Athens) with Clarke Middle School, Model Citizen Salon with Hilsman Middle School, Gamma Sigma Sigma with Clarke Central High School and DanceFX with Cedar Shoals High School. Teams will compete for Judges’ Favorite and Audience Favorite, the latter being determined by how many votes a team receives up to and during the competition. Voters can visit www.project-safe.org to donate, where one dollar equals one vote. All proceeds go to Breaking Silence, Project Safe’s dating violence awareness initiative and teen texting line. Stop Out Domestic Violence performances will begin at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for children 18 and students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Classic Center box office.
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