Boyd to teach dance workshop

A local dancing celebrity will be returning home to host a dance workshop to raise funds for his alma mater.
A “Dance Worshop with Kent Boyd” is scheduled be held at 6 p.m. July 12 at Botkins High School with the proceeds to benefit the Botkins Music Boosters.
“It’s a good way to give back to the school,” Kent Boyd’s mother, Lori Boyd said. “Kent was very active in choir in high school.”
Boyd said her son recently held a dance workshop in Fort Wayne, ind., around Easter and she attended the event to help him sell t-shirts. She thought the workshop was a neat idea.
“It’s cool to watch what he does at the workshops,” Lori Boyd said.
Kent Boyd decided it would be a good idea to teach a workshop where he grew up, and liked the idea of benefiting a local cause.
“It’s a nice thing to do for the community,” Lori Boyd said, “and to give back to the community with a fundraiser.”
Lori Boyd said she is hoping this event will be a success and is hoping it takes off and becomes an annual event.
During the workshop, there will be 90 minutes of advanced lyrical dancing, taught by Kent Boyd, and then there will be a question-and-answer session and autographs and photo opportunities to follow. T-shirts will be available for purchase.
This workshop is designed for people with prior dance experience. First time dancers can choose to observe the workshop.
This event is open to anyone of any age, and the cost is $40 per dancer, and $15 for an observer. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by July 5. For a registration form, visit Botkins Local School’s website at to print off a form, and mail it with payment to Botkins Local Schools. Also, checks should be payable to BHS Music Boosters.
The proceeds from this event will go to the Botkins Music Boosters, and it will help to fund the choir and band students to take a trip to Florida and perform at Disney World.
For more information, call 419-236-8569 or email