The Event

DANCING WITH OUR DIAMONDS is a collaborative FUNdraising event benefitting The Arc of Greensboro featuring a Dance Competition and Raffle Items all within the friendly confines of The Public, a uniquely warm, inviting, and industrial private event space in Greensboro.

Miriam’s Dance Academy is an outreach dance school which offers quality dance education for the community at affordable rates. Miriam’s Dance Academy is a program under H.U.U.R.T. Community Development Corporation. We focus on modern, contemporary and liturgical dance styles. Miriam’s Dance Academy is a two year old academy who offer dance from the ages of 3 and up. We host a large annual performing arts showcase in April of each year to bring dance studios and performers to perform on a professional stage and perform LIVE for the community.


Each dance team has had dance instructions by a  trained choreographer. You may VOTE for your favorite Team or ALL the teams. See each Dancing Team on the Dancers page!!

Tickets are available for this event and include an evening of dancing and food and a raffle the night of the event.

Introducing Celebrity Judges




Adaure Achumba:

Adaure is a multi-skilled journalist who comes to WFMY News 2 from WCTI in New Bern where she was a Weekend Morning Anchor, a Produce, and a Reporter/MMJ. An Atlanta, Georgia transplant, Adaure is originally from Lagos, Nigeria where she was raised. However, her roots in North Carolina started in Charlotte where she was born and moved to right after completing high school in Nigeria.

She attended UNC Chapel Hill from where she obtained a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications and was actively involved in the Pan-African student group O.A.S.I.S. Adaure is not a stranger to the Triad, as while she was in college, she spent many holidays at the home of one of her best friends who grew up in Greensboro.

Adaure's passion for journalism has not only seen her living on the West Coast of the US but also taken her across the Atlantic Ocean and back.  For 8 years, she worked in Lagos, Nigeria as a freelance correspondent for international media operating in the West Africa sub region. She was the bureau chief and West Africa Correspondent for eNews Channel Africa (ENCA) which operates out of Johannesburg, South Africa and Arise News. Adaure climbed the Great Wall of China and hung out with black foot penguins at the Cape Of Good Hope.

Adaure loves to dance and was once told "You're Born With Dancing Spirits" and she shares some that spirit through dance videos on her Instagram.  It looks like we found our next DWOD’s dancer! 



Dale Metz:

Dale, a longtime resident of Jamestown, was born in Northern Pennsylvania and grew up in Pennsylvania, California, and New York. He served four years in the US Air Force in the Vietnam era and studied Special Education, Psychology, and School Administration at SUNY-Geneso, St. Mary’s University, and UNCG. Dale taught special needs children at the elementary level and served as an elementary principal and director of an adult day health program for special needs adults before becoming the principal at Gateway Education Center in Greensboro, where he worked for 21 years.

Dale and his wife Sue have been married for 50 years and have two adult children. In addition to his volunteerism, Dale has always enjoyed community theatre and has acted in or directed over 150 plays and musicals.

Ed Mulvey: 

Ed has been actively involved with the Greensboro Special Olympics for over 25 year. During his many hours of working with the athletes he has coached skiing, track and biking. He recently joined up with local Civitan  members and a few good friends to construct two new bocce courts at Pamona Field for the Special Olympics Bocce team. In July of 2018 he attended the 50th Anniversary Of Special Olympics in Chicago. An event that he described as absolutely amazing. In addition to Special Olympics Ed is still an active board member of the Triad Youth lacrosse Association.







Kandace Redd: 

Kandace is a multi-skilled journalist at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro. Kandace comes to WFMY from WAPT in Jackson, where she worked as a reporter and producer. Before that, she worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer at WXVT in Greenville. She began her journalism career in Washington, DC.  Kandace is a native of Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts in strategic communication at American University. Kandace is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). When she's not chasing news stories, Kandace enjoys mentoring novice journalists.  This is her second year as a celebrity judge.







Jim Scott:

Scott grew up in Potomac, Md., a tall, skinny pitcher with a live right arm who came to High Point to play college baseball for the Panthers. After playing ball at High Point University, he tried his hand in broadcasting and communications there. He decided to do that because he loved it.

He started in radio at the college station and got an internship at WMAG. And so began a 30-year career in broadcasting, which led to the ballpark. John Horshok, who owned the Greensboro Bats, was a regular listener and offered Scott the P.A. job at Memorial Stadium.

Jim Scott, served as the public-address announcer for minor-league baseball in this city for 20 years.  Jim is now a Professor at High Point University.



Jamie Cannady:

has been participating in Special Olympics as a member of the Greensboro Wahoos Swim Team for over thirty years, earning numerous medals in backstroke and freestyle
events. He is a deacon at First Christian Church, honorary member of the Jaycee Old-timers, and member of the Aktion Club of Greensboro. Jamie works at ArcBarks and Domino’s. 


Jamie has served as a DJ for private parties, civic groups, and fund-raising events, including Grimsley High School class reunions, Gateway Education Center proms, Greensboro Shrine Club, Greensboro Jaycee Old-timers, The Arc of Greensboro, The Arc of North Carolina, NCAA
Division III National Swimming and Diving Championships, The Human Race, and Greensboro Police Department Special Olympics fund raisers.


Over $3,500 in prizes!

You do not have to be present to win



1. Marriott Beach Getaway: 2 night/ 3-day Beach vacation ($400 value)


2. Proximity Sustainable Getaway Package: 1 night romantic getaway ($369 + tax value)


3. Greensboro Grasshopper's Party Deck Rental ($525 value)

($525 Value Party deck rental, first pitch opportunity, good for a Sunday thru Wednesday game through the 2018 season. Tickets will be provided for 35 people.  First pitch will be on the night of the rental.)

4. Schiffman's Jewelry, 'Firefly Earrings by Charles Krypell ($980 value)  









5.  McGinnis Millworks Custom Table ($1280 value) 

                          7' X 40" Maple base and Ash top



For $25 you get 1 CHANCE to win in item of your choice

For $100 you get 5 CHANCES to win in item(s) of your choice

Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Now!


Tickets $35 per person may be purchased online at Self Advocates are $10


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