Dance Dance Contribution: Teachers Cut Footloose to Help D161 Students (VIDEO)

With a former 'American Idol' contestant as a judge, the Summit Hill Educational Foundation's Dancing With the Teachers pitted educators against each other to raise money.

After months of training, eight teachers from competed on the dance floor--or in this case, the gym floor of the 's field house--as part of the Dancing With the Teachers event Sunday afternoon.

The competition was held to help raise money for the Summit Hill Educational Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps teachers and students in the district by offering financial support in the classroom. 

The eight participating teachers, each representing schools in District 161, performed a routine with dancers from in Tinley Park in front of a panel of three judges, including Gina Glocksen, the ninth-place finisher from the sixth season of American Idol. The dancer with the highest score, which consisted of amount of online donations, as well as votes from the audience and judges, was the winner.

So who took home the Dancing With the Teachers mirror ball trophy? Check out the video to find out. Plus see footage of all the teachers in the event.

All 4 Kids April 04, 2011 at 01:02 PM
What a wonderful afternoon!!! All the teacher's were wonderful, they did an awesome job!!! The event was fun for the whole family!! They even had special seating for "Handicap" people which made my mom-in-law the happiest gramma on earth!!! Thanks to SHEF for a great idea!! Do it again next year!!!!


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