This event is an exclusive first-look at the latest project by Broadway dance legend Ann Reinking, along with electrifying performances of world premiere dances by Melissa Thodos and Paul Christiano. Immediately following, guests are invited to meet the choreographers at an exclusive VIP red carpet reception at the Standard Club, then put on their dancing shoes and swing into the night at The Big Swing, a fabulous benefit gala party complete with martinis, cocktails, delectable dining, a silent auction and raffle for extravagant prizes and travel packages, grab bags courtesy of Mario Tricocci Salon. Members of Melissa Thodos & Dancers also will give swing dance lessons and demonstrations throughout the evening.
Tickets to the Gala Benefit come in three varieties:
"Fox Trot" tickets are $150, includes performance and gala
"Cha Cha" tickets are $200, includes performance, private cocktail party and gala
"Jitterbug" tickets are $300, includes preferred performance seating, cocktail party, gala and program recognition
Contributions are partially tax deductible, and support the company's
outreach, choreography and touring programs.