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Fall For Dance Auction Gala
University Place Library Atrium
University Place, VA
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Fall For Dance Auction Gala

Vital fundraising event will replace worn-out equipment so local non profit can continue a 31-year tradition of giving FREE dance performances as part of its community outreach.

UNIVERSITY PLACE, August, 2018  Proof that giving is a two-way street will be evident when residents of the greater University Place/Tacoma area come together to support Dance The-atre Northwests Fall For Dance fundraising event. This live and silent auction takes place at the University Place Atrium, 3609 Market Place, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, from 5-9 pm. For $50 per person, attendees will enjoy live musical entertainment, beverages, small plates, and a chance to bid on high-value auction itemslike an exotic tropical vacation, a cruise, and moreall for an urgent purpose. Every year, DTNW gives people of all ages, cultures, and economic cir-cumstances opportunities to experience the beauty of live dance, with full costumes and amen-ities, through dozens of FREE public performances. Since the last capital campaign, 25 years ago, portable dance floors, professional sound and light equipment, and other essentials neces-sary for these outreach programs have simply worn out and need replacement.

Weve taken this equipment out to schools, retirement homes, and other places, to serve the community, and now its just breaking down, said Dance Theatre Northwests Artistic Director Melanie Kirk-Stauffer.

Board of Directors members Jim Baldes and Howard Lee, respectively, gave these testimonials: Blades Ive gone to these performances at the schools and its miraculous. The kids are just enraptured. It makes an enormous impression.  Lee  Melanie brings the art of dance to peo-ple who would never be introduced to it without these in-school performances.

Kirk-Stauffer believes that youth development, including providing excellent role models, is the key to a better future for every community. DTNW has a proven track record.

Katherine Neumann: In the last 20 years Ive been a part of DTNW as a student, company member and instructor. Growing up, it was both a learning environment and a second home. I learned life skills that have helped me be successful in both my personal and professional life.

Tresmar Baptiste, a recent graduate of New York University with an MFA in dance: She learned from Joffrey himself. If not for Miss Melanies training, I wouldnt have been accepted into a dance school in Paris.

For more information please visit or call (253) 778-6534.
Dance Theatre Northwest is located at 2811 Bridgeport Way W. University Place, WA 98466 and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Tax I.D. # 91-1607293


University Place Library Atrium (View)
3609 Market Place (36th and Bridgeport Way W)
University Place, VA 98466
United States



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