What do you get when you combine a Battle of the Bands with a Dance Off?
The answer is a fundraiser for the American Cencer Society.
McCann School of Business and Technology, Hazleton and Pottsville Campuses, are teaming up with T-102 Radio to host a teen event called A Battle for the Battle on Friday, Dec. 3 from 6-11 p.m. at the Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville.
The event is for high school students in grades 9-12. It will consist of a Battle of the Bands, as well as a Dance Off (think So You Think You Can Dance meets America's Best Dance Crew).
The Battle of the Bands prize includes a recording package. The number of songs performed will be determined by the amount of pre-registered acts.
The Dance Off is open to individuals and groups. Prizes include Spa packages.
Both events will have a judges panel and a Teen Choice Award, with both winners also having the opportunity to perform at Penn's Peak during the live broadcast of the American Cancer Society's Telethon April 9-10, 2011.
RC from T-102 will DJ in between sets.
Besides entertainment, individual school clubs are also encouraged to participate by having booths to sell things.
All attendees receive a chance to win an iPad with an entry fee.
The school with the most representation in attendance will receive $100 to use towards its prom.
All the money raised will benefit the local American Cancer Society units in Carbon-Tamaqua; Hazleton; and Schuylkill.
"As a longtime volunteer for the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society, I have seen our youth do wonders in raising money at our various events, such as Relay for Life and annual telethon," said Lori Kane, community relations for McCann School of Business & Technology.
"This event will provide an outlet not only to share their talent and have a good time, but it will also enable our youth to do their part to raise money for a cause that affects so many of our friends and family."
"We extend this invitation to not only teens that want to perform in the Battle of the Bands or Dance Off,, but also to those that want to contribute by attending," added Kane. "We also invite the various school clubs, whether it be National Honor Society or student government to do their part and have a table at the event."
For more information, contact Kane at (570) 622-7622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org  or download a registration form at Facebook.com/HazletonMcCann or PottsvilleMcCann.