JUNE 1, 2024

 

8:00 PM – MIDNIGHT

MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER

All aboard the midnight train to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for an evening dedicated to celebrating the legendary Motown sound that defined an era.

Grammy Award-winning Motown Artist

Tiffaney D. Hunter

CEO and President

Tiffaney Dale Agency, LLC

Ebonie Hughey Jackson

SVP, CFO Group

Bank of America

Photo by Chris Jones

All proceeds from the event will benefit Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Academy by providing a 40% reduction in tuition fees for students at DBDT’s historic facility and free in-school outreach programs for more than 3,000 K-12 students across the DFW Metroplex.

Additionally, all 150,000 Dallas ISD students have access to DBDT’s virtual student matinees which allows each child to experience dance performance without leaving their classroom.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Academy by providing a 40% reduction in tuition fees for students at DBDT’s historic facility and free in-school outreach programs for more than 3,000 K-12 students across the DFW Metroplex.

Additionally, all 150,000 Dallas ISD students have access to DBDT’s virtual student matinees which allows each child to experience dance performance without leaving their classroom.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Dallas Black Dance Academy offers year-round classes taught by dancers from DBDT’s two professional companies in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and ethnic dances.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Dallas Black Dance Academy offers year-round classes taught by dancers from DBDT’s two professional companies in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and ethnic dances.

Kristi Nelson

Three-Time Emmy Award-winning News Anchor

@NBC 5 News

Jordan Kahn’s Manhattan Orchestra

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

$5,000 - Diamond Party Package (20) - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

    FMV: $2,250

  • Six (6) Premier Event Tickets with Reserved Seating for Six (6) on the Dance Floor
  • Six (6) Invitations to the VIP Pre-Event Cocktail Reception & Seated Dinner with an Open Bar
  • Fourteen (14) Event Party Tickets
  • Cigar Bar with Complimentary Cigars (6) and Additional Cash Purchases Available
  • Complimentary Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails with a Cash Bar during Party (20)
  • Complimentary Food Stations & Desserts (20)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking for Premier Event Tickets (3)
  • Complimentary Self-Parking (7)
$2,800 - Double Platinum Party Package (4) - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  •  FMV: $800
  • Four (4) Premier Event Tickets with Reserved Seating for Four (4) on the Dance Floor
  • Four (4) Invitations to the VIP Pre-Event Cocktail Reception & Seated Dinner with an Open Bar
  • Cigar Bar with Complimentary Cigars (4) and Additional Cash Purchases Available
  • Complimentary Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails with a Cash Bar during Party (4)
  • Complimentary Food Stations & Desserts (4)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking (4)
$1,500 - Platinum Duo (2) - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  •  FMV: $400
  • Two (2) Premier Event Tickets with Reserved Seating for Two (2) on the Dance Floor
  • Two (2) Invitations to the VIP Pre-Event Cocktail Reception & Seated Dinner with an Open Bar
  • Cigar Bar with Complimentary Cigars (2) and Additional Cash Purchases Available
  • Complimentary Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails with a Cash Bar during Party (2)
  • Complimentary Food Stations & Desserts (2)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking (2)
$275 - Gold Duo (2)

    FMV: $150

  • Two (2) Event Party Tickets
  • Access to Cash Cigar Bar
  • Complimentary Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails with a Cash Bar during Party (2)
  • Complimentary Food Stations & Desserts (2)
  • Complimentary Self-Parking (1)
$800 - Platinum Solo (1) - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

  •  FMV: $200
  • One (1) Premier Event Ticket with Reserved Seating for One (1) on the Dance Floor
  • One (1) Invitation to the VIP Pre-Event Cocktail Reception & Seated Dinner with an Open Bar
  • Cigar Bar with Complimentary Cigar (1) and Additional Cash Purchases Available
  • Complimentary Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails with a Cash Bar (1)
  • Complimentary Food Stations & Desserts (1)
  • Complimentary Valet Parking (1)
$150 - Gold Solo (1)

    FMV: $75

  • One (1) Event Party Ticket
  • Access to Cash Cigar Bar
  • Complimentary Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails with a Cash Bar (1)
  • Complimentary Food Stations & Desserts (1)
  • Complimentary Self – Parking (1)

JUST ANNOUNCED!

CHILDCARE SERVICES

Enjoy peace of mind while you groove and give back with our new childcare add-on! Services provided by the professionally accredited childcare group Mom’s Best Friend, at the internationally recognized JW Marriott Dallas Arts District hotel.

FOR CHILDREN AGES 2-12 · 6:30 PM – MIDNIGHT

ALMOST SOLD OUT!

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT FOR AGES 5–12 YEARS OLD

AGES 1–3 YEARS OLD – SOLD OUT

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where will childcare take place?

Childcare will be provided at the JW Marriott Dallas Arts District (800 N. Harwood St), conveniently located near Meyerson Symphony Hall, where the BIG Dance will take place.

Hotel in Downtown Dallas, TX | JW Marriott at Dallas Arts District

 

Who is providing the childcare?

Mom’s Best Friend, a fully licensed and insured professional nanny and childcare agency with over 25 years of experience, will be providing the childcare services for this event. They specialize in providing high-quality childcare at events and have served the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1994.

Mom’s Best Friend | Exceptional Nannies and Sitters (momsbestfriend.com)

 

What will be provided for my child?

A full dinner meal, two snacks, toys and activities, and rest areas. There will be pack ‘n plays available for young children.

 

Can I bring food/snacks for my child to eat throughout the evening?

Due to any potential food allergies of other children, all food will be provided by the venue. Once you book childcare, you will be contact by the nanny service and asked to fill out a detailed form including dietary needs or restrictions.

 

How much does it cost?

The cost is $50 per child.

 

What is the caregiver to child ratio?

1:3 for ages 2-4

1:5 for ages 5-12

 

When can I drop off and pick up my child/children?

The earliest drop off time is 6:30 PM and all children must be picked up by 12:15 am.

 

How are the caregivers screened and trained?

All Mom’s Best Friend caregivers go through a rigorous 11-step screening process including 5 different background checks, in-person interviews, reference checks, CPR/First Aid certification for infants and children, and in-house caregiver training.

 

How do I sign up?

To register for childcare services, please click here (link to form). Once registered, the childcare agency will contact you to fill out additional forms.

 

What if I want to spend the night at the Marriott Dallas Arts District Hotel?

BIG Dance Attendees are eligible to receive a reduced room rate of $339.00 per night for reservations made by May 27, 2024.

Book your group rate

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

For More Information Contact

Jennifer Yorek

972-299-0816

$75,000 – Ain't No Mountain High Enough Sponsor - SOLD

SOLD

  • Tickets for 30 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 10 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 20 (2 Tables of 10) to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 20 near the dance floor
  • Premiere recognition on all BIG Dance print and digital materials/programs
  • Opportunity for representative to deliver remarks at THE BIG Dance 2024
  • Premiere recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
  • Opportunity for a representative to serve as THE BIG Dance Honorary Chair
  • 10 additional individual tickets to The BIG Dance
  • Prominent Logo recognition in all DBDT Academy programs and training materials for one full year
$50,000 – Funky Light Bites Sponsor
  • Tickets for 20 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 10 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 10 (1 Tables of 10) to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 10 near the dance floor
  • Name prominently displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials/programs
  • Prominent recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
  • Opportunity for a representative to serve as The BIG Dance Gala Chair
  • 10 additional individual tickets to The BIG Dance
  • Prominent Logo recognition in all DBDT Academy programs and training materials for one full year
$35,000 – Sounds of Soul Entertainment Sponsor - SOLD

SOLD

  • Tickets for 12 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 6 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 8 (1 Tables of 8) to the VIP pre-event seated dinner/programs
  • Reserved table seating for 8 near the dance floor
  • Name prominently displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials
  • Prominent recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
  • 4 Additional individual tickets to The BIG Dance
  • Name recognition in all DBDT Academy programs and training materials for one full year
$25,000 – Motown Magic Décor/Experience Sponsor
  • Tickets for 20 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 10 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 6 to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 6 near the dance floor
  • Name displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials
  • Prominent recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
$25,000 – Vinyl VIP Pre-Event Dinner Sponsor
  • Tickets for 10 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 5 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 6 to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 6 near the dance floor
  • Name prominently displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials/programs
  • Recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
  • 4 Additional individual tickets to The BIG Dance
$15,000 – Supreme Spirits Sponsor - SOLD

SOLD

  • Tickets for 4 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 2 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 4 to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 4 near the dance floor
  • Name displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials/programs
  • Prominent recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
$15,000 – Temptation Beer/Wine Sponsor (1 Available) - 1 SOLD

1 SOLD

  • Tickets for 4 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 2 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 4 to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 4 near the dance floor
  • Name displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials/programs
  • Prominent recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year
$15,000 – Motor City Parking Sponsor
  • Tickets for 4 individuals to THE BIG Dance with 2 valet parking passes
  • Invitations for 4 to the VIP pre-event seated dinner
  • Reserved table seating for 4 near the dance floor
  • Name displayed on all social media, digital and print BIG Dance materials/programs
  • Prominent recognition in all DBDT Season materials for one year

HOST COMMITTEE

Brandy Alfred – Community Volunteer

A. Shonn Brown – Community Volunteer

Joleen Chambers – Community Volunteer

Angela Chapman – Bright Legacy Enterprises, LLC

Greer Christian – PureNRG Cycle

Mark Cooks – Frost Bank

Kyle Davis – Locke Lord, LLP

Robbie Douglas – Community Volunteer

Lawanda Dunwell – L3Harris Technologies

James Earl Estes – Community Volunteer

Farah Fitzpatrick – Community Volunteer

Roger & Marena Gault – Gault Company

Art & Gwen George – The George Development Group

Gilbert Gerst – Bank of Texas

Glyne A. Griffith – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Melanie Guthrie Sanders – Walmart

Brandon Handy – BBB Industries

Jesse Hornbuckle – City of Dallas – Office of Arts & Culture

Mark Howard – Momentum Wealth Strategie

Misty Hoyt – Photography by Misty

 

Birdette Hughey Scott – Community Volunteer

Ella Goode Johnson – Community Volunteer

Stephanie Johnson – AT&T

Marianne Lamont – Texas Instruments

Kevin Lewis – Deloitte LLP

Clem Maddox – Charter Spectrum

Terrence Maiden – Maiden Foundation

Holly Mayer – Community Volunteer

Shelia McAfee – U.S. Bank

Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin – Community Volunteer

Lee McKinney – Community Volunteer

Amenemope’ McKinney – Big Sky Funds

Heidi Murray – Leadership Women

Kim Noltemy – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

JeAnna Parker – Andersen

Sheena Payne – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Petre Pleasants-White – Community Volunteer

Geralyn Richard – Libéte LLC

Frank Samuels – Community Volunteer

Georgia Scaife – Community Volunteer

Jennifer Scripps – Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Boski Sharma – Communities Foundation of Texas

Don Short – Roxor

Ahava Silkey-Jones – Dallas College

Jack Skinner – Oversee My IT, LLC

Kuumba Smith – Smittox Brewing

Diane Stephenson – Community Volunteer

Linda Todd – LMT Global Consulting Solutions LLC

Cordelia Tullous – Redstone Strategy Group

Paulette Turner – Integrated Leadership Concepts, Inc.

Jessica Washington – The Dallas Weekly

Keith Webb – Genesis Motor America

Kim Whitaker – DFW International Airport

Nkoyo White – SpotOn

Ann Williams – DBDT Founder

Keron Wright – Burke Bogdanowicz PLLC

Lisa Young – Community Volunteer

Brandy Alfred – Community Volunteer

A. Shonn Brown – Community Volunteer

Joleen Chambers – Community Volunteer

Angela Chapman – Bright Legacy Enterprises, LLC

Greer Christian – PureNRG Cycle

Mark Cooks – Frost Bank

Kyle Davis – Locke Lord, LLP

Robbie Douglas – Community Volunteer

Lawanda Dunwell – L3Harris Technologies

James Earl Estes – Community Volunteer

Farah Fitzpatrick – Community Volunteer

Roger & Marena Gault – Gault Company

Art & Gwen George – The George Development Group

Gilbert Gerst – Bank of Texas

Glyne A. Griffith – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Melanie Guthrie Sanders – Walmart

Brandon Handy – BBB Industries

Jesse Hornbuckle – City of Dallas – Office of Arts & Culture

Mark Howard – Momentum Wealth Strategie

Misty Hoyt – Photography by Misty

Birdette Hughey Scott – Community Volunteer

Ella Goode Johnson – Community Volunteer

Stephanie Johnson – AT&T

Marianne Lamont – Texas Instruments

Kevin Lewis – Deloitte LLP

Clem Maddox – Charter Spectrum

Terrence Maiden – Maiden Foundation

Holly Mayer – Community Volunteer

Shelia McAfee – U.S. Bank

Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin – Community Volunteer

Lee McKinney – Community Volunteer

Amenemope’ McKinney – Big Sky Funds

Heidi Murray – Leadership Women

Kim Noltemy – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

JeAnna Parker – Andersen

Sheena Payne – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Petre Pleasants-White – Community Volunteer

Geralyn Richard – Libéte LLC

Frank Samuels – Community Volunteer

Georgia Scaife – Community Volunteer

Jennifer Scripps – Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Boski Sharma – Communities Foundation of Texas

Don Short – Roxor

Ahava Silkey-Jones – Dallas College

Jack Skinner – Oversee My IT, LLC

Kuumba Smith – Smittox Brewing

Diane Stephenson – Community Volunteer

Linda Todd – LMT Global Consulting Solutions LLC

Cordelia Tullous – Redstone Strategy Group

Paulette Turner – Integrated Leadership Concepts, Inc.

Jessica Washington – The Dallas Weekly

Keith Webb – Genesis Motor America

Kim Whitaker – DFW International Airport

Nkoyo White – SpotOn

Ann Williams – DBDT Founder

Keron Wright – Burke Bogdanowicz PLLC

Lisa Young – Community Volunteer

The BIG Dance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the BIG Dance?

The BIG Dance is a vibrant celebration of dance, music, and culture commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Dallas Black Dance Academy (DBDA). It’s a city-wide dance party for all ages (21 and over) featuring live music, an outdoor cigar bar, funky decor, and “Motown Sleek” attire.

Do I need to choose seats inside the Symphony Hall?

No, the BIG Dance does not have a seated performance inside the Symphony Hall. It will be held in the lobby of the Meyerson Symphony Center as a social dance event where attendees are encouraged to be the stars of the event and dance the night away.

Will there be live music?

Yes, the evening will feature live music by Jordan Kahn’s “Manhattan Orchestra” performing hits of Motown.

What is included with the gold level tickets?

In addition to event admission, gold ticket buyers receive complimentary beer/wine/signature cocktails, complimentary food stations & desserts, and complimentary self-parking.

What is included with the platinum level tickets?

Platinum tickets include an invitation to the VIP cocktail reception and dinner which begins at 6:30 PM, complimentary valet parking, reserved dance floor seating, cigar bar access with 1 complimentary cigar, complimentary beer/wine/signature cocktails during the party, complimentary food stations & desserts

Will there be seating?

There will be reserved seating on the dance floor for Platinum ticket holders. There will also be other seating options throughout the venue for gold level ticket holders.

Is parking included?

Complimentary valet parking is included for Platinum ticket holders. Gold Duo ticket holders receive complimentary self-parking.

What should I wear?

Dress for the occasion! We encourage all attendees to dress for the occasion! Wear your best “Motown Sleek” attire to match the vibe of the dance party. Click here for inspiration.

Are food and beverages included?

Complimentary food stations, desserts, beer, wine, and signature cocktails are included for Platinum and Gold ticket holders. There will also be a cash bar available.

Who does the BIG Dance benefit?

Proceeds from the BIG Dance directly benefit and uplift the Dallas Black Dance Academy’s training and educational outreach programs.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Sponsor

 

THE EUGENE MCDERMOTT FOUNDATION

Sounds of Soul Entertainment Sponsor

Soul Train Snapshots Photo Booth Sponsor

Childcare Sponsor

Temptation Beer Sponsors

Supreme Spirits Sponsor

I Heard It Through the Grapevine Media Sponsors

Hitsville Humidor Cigar Bar Sponsor

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Sponsor

 

THE EUGENE MCDERMOTT FOUNDATION

Sounds of Soul Entertainment Sponsor

Soul Train Snapshots Photo Booth Sponsor

Childcare Sponsor

Temptation Beer Sponsors

Supreme Spirits Sponsor

Hitsville Humidor Cigar Bar Sponsor

I Heard It Through the Grapevine Media Sponsors

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