Dancing for the Arts Event Sponsors
Last year was so much fun, we were asked to do it again! So here goes Take III!
Ten Rochester celebrities are busily practicing their dancing skills paired with professional dancers in the Rochester Arts Council's "FUN-raising" event Dancing for the Arts-Take III to benefit youth arts education. And all this happens on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 in the Mayo Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
In this time of tight budgets in schools, too often the first area cut is the arts. For our youth to have a chance at a productive and creative life, arts education is vital. With dancing currently the #1 activity in the country, the pairing of arts education and dancing is a natural. And for those organizations/individuals who wish to apply for funding to provide a unique arts education experience for our youth, we have a Grant Application Form for you.
Check out the bios of our Celebrity Dancers and then vote for your favorite(s)! As good as our Celebrity Dancers might be, they are even better because they are paired with Professional Dancers from Dahl Dance Center. So check out the bios and pictures of our professional dancers as well. Who knows? You might just want to sign up for lessons yourself! Especially after you are entertained by Sharon Gentling, Gary Dahl and Friend.
Give your favorite(s) a pre-event boost as you cheer them on with your votes. Mail in or Fax our Pre-Event Voting Form. Each vote is only $10, and there is no limit to voting. Remember that all proceeds raised from voting (both pre-event and at the event) will benefit youth arts education.
If you want to vote online using a secure credit card system-go back to our homepage (or even to the left of this page) and follow the directions for the GiveMN.org button.
So what are you waiting for? It's as easy as 1. 2. 3.
- Vote pre-event ($10 per vote)
- Buy a ticket or a table of 10
- Vote at the event with BidPal ( paper Ballots will also be available)
$85: Table Seating (includes dinner, dessert and dancing)
$30: Dessert only Seating (includes dessert and dancing)
(Desserts courtesy of Canadian Honker, Cold Stone Creamery, DoubleTree Hotel)
Register online now as space is limited.
Dinner tickets – Dinner served promptly at 6:00 pm followed by dessert and dance entertainment.
Dessert only tickets- 6:45 pm for dessert followed by dance entertainment.
Stay after the Award Ceremony and dance to the music of the Hooker and Booker Band, sponsored by University of Minnesota Rochester.
Dancing for the Arts-Take III-Dancer Line Up for 2014
Emcees will be Laura Lee (Anchor of ABC-6 News and first year's Judges' Choice winner) and Rich Peterson (Morning Host on KROC-AM radio)
Female Rochester Celebrities
- Audrey Betcher
- Julie Jones
- Jen Koski
- Carolyn Piepho
- JoAnn Stormer
Male Rochester Celebrities
- Aaron Benike
- Steve Books
- Larry Guse
- Dan Litzinger
- Al Mannino
Dancing for the Arts Judges
- Lisa Clarke
- Brad Jones
- John Wade
Dancing for the Arts-Take II
Youth Arts Education Awards Granted!!
On April 13th, 2013 ten local Rochester celebrities went toe-to-toe paired with professional dancers from Dahl Dance Center to raise money for youth arts education.
The Rochester Arts Council’s “Dancing for the Arts-Take II” sold-out event raised $78,000 through pre-event and event voting monies combined, and a generous post-event donation by Al and Sharon Tuntland. All voting monies for the celeb/pro teams were designated by the Arts Council board to benefit youth arts education.