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.

See the Full Lineup of Bands!

The BIG Dance 2019 will feature six live bands and a deejay playing throughout the night on several floors throughout the innovative Wyly Theatre!

POTTER ROSE PERFORMANCE HALL

8 pm – 11 pm

Hailing from Altanta, 12 piece band playing big band swing mixed with contemporary hits

 

DJ
11 pm – 2 am

Spinning Electro Swing with House and Top 40

BRIERLEY ESPLANADE & LOBBY

7 pm – 10 pm

Local swing band playing Gatsby-style music

 

10:30 pm – 1:30 am

Six-piece powerhouse playing jazz, blues, and motown

NINTH LEVEL ENLOE TERRACE

8 pm – 11 pm

Local band playing jazz standards

TENTH LEVEL LEMMON ROOFTOP TERRACE

7 pm – 10 pm

French Gypsy jazz bring a little Paris to Harlem

10:30 pm – 1 am

Local jazz and blues legend leads dynamic trio

Tickets

Purchase Your Ticket Back in Time Now!

Benefitting Dallas Black Dance Theatre
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).

Norma Miller Late Night

Buy Norma Miller Late Night AT THE DOOR
Online sales ended at noon on day of event. Purchase with credit card at the door.

Individual: $75
Couples: $150
Party of 3: $225
Party of 4: $300

 

  • No entry before 10 pm
  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary dessert
  • Complimentary Signature Drink & Wines

Billie Holiday Package

Buy Billie Holiday Package AT THE DOOR
Online sales ended at noon on day of event. Purchase with credit card at the door.

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 food stations
  • Complimentary Signature Drink & Wine

Fitzgerald Package

Buy Fitzgerald Package AT THE DOOR
Online sales ended at noon on day of event. Purchase with credit card at the door.

Individual: $350 (FMV: $150)
Couples: $600 (FMV: $300)
Party of 10: $2,875 (FMV: $1,500)
Party of 20: $5,325 (FMV: $3,000)

 

  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary food stations
  • Open Bar
  • Complimentary Valet

Du Bois Package

Du Bois Package - SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT!

Individual: $500 (FMV: $250)
Couples: $850 (FMV: $500)
Party of 10: $4,125 (FMV: $2,500)
Party of 20: $8,000 (FMV: $5,000)

 

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

Bonnie & Clyde Package

Bonnie & Clyde Package - SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT!

Individual: $1,000 (FMV: $500)
Couples: $1,750 (FMV: $1,000)
Party of 10: $8,500 (FMV: $5,000)
Party of 20: $15,000 (FMV: $10,000)

 

  • Access to all floors and music
  • Complimentary food stations
  • Open Bar
  • Limo Service
  • Reserved Cabaret-Style Seating in Theatre
  • Complimentary Season Subscription

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 

 

 Committee

Shonn Brown

Greer Christian

Janiece Evans-Page

Laura Hagan 

Stephanie Johnson

Gabrielle Madison

Shelia McAfee

Willow Sanchez

Kymberley Scalia

Erica Wright

Sponsors

Underwriting Sponsorships

 

Presenting Sponsor
$50,000

Logo recognition in all print, digital, and radio ads
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Entree Stations
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 Entree Stations
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 Entree Stations
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 Entree Stations
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 Entree Stations
Open Bar
Complimentary Valet
 

Photo Booth Sponsor
$5,000

Logo recognition in printed materials
4 Premium tickets
Access to all floors and music
Complimentary Entree Stations
Open Bar
Complimentary Valet