11th Annual Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala
Join us for an evening wine, dine, and festive fun at the 11th annual Dance to Make a Difference charity gala. This year, all net proceeds will be donated to Homes First and Family Support Center of South Sound (FSCSS). Both of these 501(c)3 non-profit organizations provide support for homeless and low-income families in the South Sound community. The reception begins at 6:00 pm and includes a light dinner, wine, and live music. A silent auction will be held during the reception and intermission. At 8:00 pm, you are invited to the main-stage to enjoy a fantastic dance performance by dance companies from across the Puget Sound.
Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala
Saturday, February 23, 2018
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
6:00 pm – reception and silent auction, 8:00 pm – performance on the main stage
Connecting Our Community Through Dance and Philanthropy
The goal of the Dance to Make a Difference charity gala is to introduce the South Puget Sound audience to diverse creative works of dance companies from across the Puget Sound and raise funds for local charitable organizations. It is important for us to instill a tradition of volunteering and community involvement in our young dancers, supporters, and make the arts more accessible. We raise awareness for the charity throughout the year and donate performance tickets to the gala. Our families and dancers volunteer with the charity in activities such as food and clothing drives, monthly food packing for homeless youth, and family shelter cleaning parties. Working with local charities allows our dancers to have a direct positive impact on the lives of others in our community.
Proceeds from Dance to Make a Difference have benefited organizations such as Red Cross, Hands on Children’s Museum, Thurston County Food Bank, Homeless Backpacks, SafePlace, and Family Support Center of South Sound.
Please click on the following links to learn more about this year’s beneficiaries: