t-waap sock hop


Teen Writers & Artists Project Dance Marathon

What is t-waap sock hop??? 


Teen Writers and Artists Project is hosting our SECOND annual "dance marathon" (a term we like to use loosely, because there will be so much more than dancing!)

We are raising money for our growing organization, as well as showcasing some of the programming that we offer year-round. We have many events throughout the year, such as our weekly "West Suburban Wordplay" a workshop and open mic experience for teens, artistic showcases throughout the year (such as our "Poetry Springs Eternal" event or hosting Buddy Wakefield), and our Creativity sessions that involve workshops in an array of artistic fields. Holding these events do cost money, which is why Teen Writers and Artists Project is hosting this Dance Marathon; to raise funds to keep the organization running and create more events!


The mission of the marathon is threefold: we are raising funds and increasing visibility for the organization, expanding the reach of local artists into the community, and allowing youth a chance to showcase their artistic talents and connect further with their community!


We would love to see everyone's beautiful faces participating in this event!


This year, we also have some really EXCITING news... Check out the latest letter from our Executive Director for a big reveal! 

how can YOU be a part of this year's event? 


Register as a Dancer- You can register as a dancer online at

crowdrise.com/t-waapsockhop2015! Get your friends and create a team for a reduced rate! You can also register at any of our West Suburban Wordplays or other events. If you are unfamiliar with crowdrise, click HERE for a handy explanation on how to register. 


Donate - You can donate to our general fundraising page or choose one of the dancers to make a donation. They will all be dancing twelve hours away for Teen Writers & Artists project, and we think they deserve a little extra motivation! 


Volunteer - Contact Shayne to find out more about volunteer opportunities. 


Share - Share your stories about Teen Writers and Artists Project with your friends and family, share our pages in your social networks, or take a #sockhopselfie and send it our way! 

t-waap sock hop 2015 participants and #sockhopselfies

Members of Teen Writers and Artists Project and our other friends are getting together and fundraising! Visit the pages of our fundraisers below or create your own fundraising page! Help us grow, build, and shape our community by sharing your #sockhopselfies with @twaap on twitter, and you might see it featured below! 



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Shayne & Savannah Sock Hops

our sponsors 

We would like to thank all of the organizations who have generously made donations in support of this event! 

Panera Bread Elgin 

Chooch's Pizzeria

Danny's on Douglas 

Original Country Donuts 


Illinois Shakespeare Festival