Big brothers and sisters test out their best dance moves

By WEEK Producer

June 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- From adults to children, a group in Peoria got a chance this to strut their best dance moves.

Big Brothers Big Sisters teamed up with City Dance Tuesday night for a crash course in hip hop dancing.
 
The event was one of many that brings the "bigs" and their "littles" together to spend time doing activities. The goal of the program is to curb negative behavior in kids by giving them a positive role model.
 
"It teaches them that they can trust people," said Public Relations Director Blake Long. "It teaches them that they can have someone to count on. It teaches them that there are goals to reach and they see that in their big brother or big sister."
 
"It really is a way to help influence someones life," said big brother Thomas Henrichs, "As I said before I think it is more rewarding for me to see this growth and development. I just try to lead by example. Share your experiences with them, your good experiences, your bad experiences."
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of volunteers. There are currently about 90 kids on the waiting list.
 
If you would like to volunteer, visit www.hoibbbs.org.
 
For more information on City Dance, visit www.CityDancePeoria.org.

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