Dance slated for fifth- through seventh-graders
Fifth- through seventh-graders will be able to dance the night away during a "Fiesta Dance'' Saturday, May 1, at the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road.
The dance, sponsored by the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department and the St. Louis County Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
"DARE dances are not your typical school parties, but are positive community events," Brian Schaffer, recreation supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department, stated in a news release.
DARE dances are part of a nationwide effort to bring dance — as an athletic, creative, fun, and healthy art form — to youngsters as a positive alternative to drugs and violence, according to the release.
Tickets cost $5 each or $4 with a DARE graduation card and can be purchased in advance at the Center. For parents interested in volunteering as a chaperone, for more information or for accessibility accommodations, call 638-2100 or 638-2312 TTY.