Kick off the summer with Dallas Black Dance Theatre at its new annual fundraiser, The BIG Dance. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with the event’s inaugural theme Harlem Renaissance in the Roaring 20s. Featuring more than five bands playing festive music from the 1920s and 30s along with contemporary favorites, The BIG Dance has something for everyone!

Event

The BIG Dance
Saturday
June 1, 2019
7pm-2am
Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre
AT&T Performing Arts Center
2400 Flora St., Dallas, Texas, 75201
Dallas Arts District

Details

In addition to live music on multiple levels, this evening soiree features dance lessons, professional dance vignettes, outdoor cigar bar, and competitive dance-offs. Patrons are free to explore the five floors of the Wyly Theatre throughout the evening for non-stop entertainment, cuisine choices, signature cocktails, and dancing.

For the inaugural year, Dallas Black Dance Theatre will transport revelers back in time to the Harlem Renaissance in the Roaring 20s. Occurring in tandem with the Jazz Age, this rich period of creative expression in African American culture created some of the most celebrated artists of American history, including Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Aaron Douglas. The BIG Dance pays tribute to this singular era by naming and decorating each floor of the event after an artist.

Hailing from Atlanta, Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters headlines the event with multiple local bands, like the Texas Gypsies and La Pompe, playing simultaneously on other levels. Over five bands will play a mix of swing music, jazz, standards, and contemporary hits. The evening will close with a live deejay mixing electro swing music with house and top 40 songs to create a speakeasy club for modern times.

Patrons are encouraged to dress in period attire but any festive cocktail wardrobe is welcome. Pearls, feathers, sequins, headbands, and fringe are easy ways for gals to make an outfit look in the 20s. Pinstripes, vests, suspenders, and fedoras are quick ways for guys to fit right in with Prohibition Harlem.

Tickets

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Billie Holiday Package

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Big Dance – Billie Holiday

Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Complimentary Signature Beverage

$ 200
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Donation Total: $200

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.

Individual: $200 (FMV: $100)
Couples: $375 (FMV: $200)
Party of 10: $1,750 (FMV: $1,000)
Party of 20: $3,500 (FMV: $2,000)

 

  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary Dinner
  • Complimentary Signature Drink
  • Open Seating

Fitzgerald Package

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Big Dance – Fitzgerald

Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Valet

$ 350
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Donation Total: $350

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.

Individual: $350 (FMV: $150)
Couples: $600 (FMV: $300)
Party of 10: $3,250 (FMV: $1,500)
Party of 20: $5,750 (FMV: $3,000)

 

  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary Dinner
  • Open Bar
  • Complimentary Valet
  • Open Seating

Du Bois Package

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Big Dance – Du Bois

Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Express Valet
Reserved Caberet-Style Seating in Theatre

$ 500
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Donation Total: $500

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.

Individual: $500 (FMV: $250)
Couples: $850 (FMV: $500)
Party of 10: $4,500 (FMV: $2,500)
Party of 20: $8,000 (FMV: $5,000)

 

  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary Dinner Stations
  • Open Bar
  • Complimentary Express Valet
  • Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre

Bonnie & Clyde Package

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Big Dance – Bonnie & Clyde

Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Limo Service
Reserved Caberet-Style Seating in Theatre
Complimentary Season Subscription

$ 1,000
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Donation Total: $1,000

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.

Individual: $1,000 (FMV: $350)
Couples: $1,750 (FMV: $700)
Party of 10: $8,500 (FMV: $3,500)
Party of 20: $15,000 (FMV: $7,000)

 

  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary Dinner Stations
  • Open Bar
  • Limo Service
  • Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre
  • Complimentary Season Subscription (per ticket)

For more information on packages and benefits, please contact Brandy Moriah Wicker, Senior Director of Development at Dallas Black Dance Theatre, at (214) 871-2376 x452 or b.wicker@dbdt.com.

Committee

 

Co-Chairs

 

Angela Chapman & Boski Sharma

 

Shonn Brown

 

Greer Christian

 

Janiece Evans-Page

 

Laura Hagan

 

Stephanie Johnson

 

Gabrielle Madison

 

Shelia McAfee

 

Willow Sanchez

 

Kymberley Scalia

 

Erica Wright

 

Sponsors

HALL Wines
Wine Sponsor

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Venue Sponsor

Roxor Artisan Gin
Spirits Sponsor

Underwriting Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor $50,000
Logo recognition in all print, digital, and radio ads
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Limo Service
Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre for 20
Complimentary Season Subscription for 12

Dinner Stations Sponsor $25,000
Logo recognition in all print and digital ads
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Express Valet
Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre for 20

Band Sponsor $20,000
Logo recognition in all print and digital ads
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Express Valet
Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre for 10

Bites Sponsor $15,000
Logo recognition in all print ads and social media digital ads
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Express Valet
Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre for 12

Contest Sponsor $10,000
Logo recognition in printed materials
10 Premium tickets
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Valet

Raffle Sponsor $5,000
Logo recognition in printed materials
4 Premium tickets
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Valet

Photo Booth Sponsor $5,000
Logo recognition in printed materials
4 Premium tickets
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Dinner
Open Bar
Complimentary Valet

Benefitting
All proceeds from The BIG Dance benefit Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a nonprofit dance organization in Dallas, EIN #75-1756215.
Tickets and sponsorships are tax-deductible, less the fair market value (FMV).