The third annual Platinum and Pearls Weekend gala hopes to raise money for the CH Terrell Academy scholarship fund and the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.

The weekend full of events includes a silent auction, free dance workshops and live jazz. Along with raising money for those two organizations, the event hopes to introduce social dancing to the next generation. Social dancing is dancing with a partner – like ballroom dancing.

Seve Adigun or The Ballroom Maestro is hosting the weekend full of the events. He says, “our children don’t necessarily get a lot of exposure to social dance and we are really excited about working with the students to help bring better awareness to social dance to community.”

The events starts at the Bec Plex at 7p.m. Friday evening. To purchase tickets you can go to eventbrite.com or you can purchase at the Bec Plex.