Click the link below to download the Edited Version of “You Can’t Take That Away From Me” for Unity Dance Day:
Tristan McIntosh, is a wonderful young lady with a great voice and message that she is bringing to everyone. She is very enjoyable to listen to, but she doesn’t just use her talents only for your enjoyment. Tristan is big in the anti-bullying campaign, and helping to bring people together for this cause. She recorded a song, “You Can’t Take That Away From Me”, and her mom reached out to the Pacer organization to use her song in the 2011, 2012 anti-bullying campaign. They loved the song and decided to use it for their on going campaign. She has also gotten involved with the Unity Dance Day at school which will be held, October 26, 2011. Her school is doing the dance in support of, Unity Dance Day, and the anti-bullying campaign.
Joining together for this dance, is a great way to bring people together. Everyone is different, and beautiful in their own way and this is what makes each person special. By coming together to dance shows strength, and despite how different someone might be, it is okay and you “can” be friends. The Pacer organization put together a wonderful video using the song, “You Can’t Take That Away From Me”, it has a great message in it, and shows what people can do when they come together. Everyone in the video came to put it together of their own free will to support the cause, and they all had a blast making it. Fortunately for Tristan, she has never been bullied, but she has witnessed this at her school, and this has encouraged her to take an offensive stand and fight against bullying.
Want to learn to sing and dance like Tristan? Check out the links below to prepare yourself for Unity Day!
Promo Video – http://youtu.be/2ceaEAetpwA
Unity Dance Instructions – http://youtu.be/i8YF2tlsHh8
Unity Dance in Action – http://youtu.be/uXGoQlKdsyM
Join PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on Unity Dance Day, Oct. 26, and Show Support for Children who are Bullied
Schools and community organizations can find everything they need to hold a Unity Dance Day in PACER’s online toolkit, available at PACER.org/bullying. The toolkit includes the designated song for the dance, the choreographed dance moves, and additional materials and resources.
The song for the event, “You Can’t Take That Away From Me,” was written by Nashville songwriters Tim Akers and Libby Weaver. Akers, the father of a child with a disability, has seen firsthand the struggles and frustrations that some children deal with because they are viewed as “different.” Performed by 11-year-old Tristan McIntosh, also of Nashville, the song speaks about the importance of teaching children to recognize that personality and character are more important than popularity and outward appearances.