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Leap Year 2020 Auction Gala
University Place Library Atrium
University Place, WA
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Leap Year 2020 Auction Gala
Vital fundraising event will replace worn-out equipment so local non profit organization can continue a 32-year tradition of providing FREE dance performances and dance education as part of its community service outreach.

UNIVERSITY PLACE, February, 2020. 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 Theatre Northwests Leap Year Gala fundraising event. This live and silent auction takes place at the University Place Atrium, 3609 Market Place, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 5:30-9 pm. For $55 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 7-day cruise, and more-all 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, over ago decades ago, portable dance floors, professional sound and light equipment, and other essentials necessary 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 Northwest's Artistic Director Melanie Kirk-Stauffer.

Board of Directors member 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.  

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 www.dtnw.org 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, WA 98466
United States



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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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