Attend CityDance DREAM Gala May 5

Support Free School Program Integrating Dance and Academic, Family Support

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The world’s leading classical, contemporary, hip-hop & tap dance artists unite Saturday, May 5 at 8 pm for The CityDance DREAM Gala at the Historic Lincoln Theatre!

The annual spectacular brings together CityDance DREAM and Conservatory students, professional ballet and contemporary notables from the District of Columbia and nationally and internationally touring companies under on the Lincoln Theatre stage for a heart pounding performance in support of CityDance DREAM.

The DREAM Gala Lineup includes:

  • BalletX
  • Cartier Williams
  • Pete Walker, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Brooklyn Mack, The Washington Ballet
  • Guest Artists from Bruce Wood Dance

..,and more!

Pete Walker and Anna Gerberich of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform at the 2017 CityDance DREAM Gala. Photo XMD Photography for CityDance

Founded in 2005 as an after school program at Green (now Turner) Elementary School (3264 Stanton Rd SE the CityDance DREAM program is a free dance program that offers students specialized dance training coupled with academic tutoring, college preparation and family services.  Serving DC youth with limited resources, CityDance DREAM walks side-by-side with their students, using dance as a pathway to help them graduate from high school, discover their potential and pursue their dreams.

Director of the DREAM program Kelli Quinn said the vision has crystallized over the thirteen years since into a center, providing a place for students in DC to challenge themselves in the dance studio in an environment that is focused on supporting the whole child: the social, emotional, and physical.

In 2015, the DREAM program received The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Nation’s highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programs.

Looking to the future, CityDance DREAM is preparing for its next chapter to meet the growing needs of District youth: opening its own facility in the heart of downtown DC, The DREAM Center for Dance, and delivering an intensive dance curriculum with comprehensive academic and family services.

General Tickets are available online staring at $25. All proceeds support CityDance DREAM,  a tuition-free dance program providing dance integrated with academic supports and family services.

Upgrade to a $250 ticket or sponsorship for access to an exclusive Get-Down after-party and enjoy food, fun, DJ and dancing with the Gala artists. Form more information on Sponsorship, the gala or the CityDance DREAM program, email dreamgala@citydance.net or call 202.347.3909.