HOT SEPTEMBER NIGHTS
With utmost gratitude, thank you for your contribution to making HOT SEPTEMBER NIGHTS a success.
If you attended the gala, we hope you enjoyed the show and live music! The dancers were excited and honored to have the opportunity to perform live for you. It was especially poignant because many had not performed live for over a year. Throughout the pandemic Laguna Dance Festival has remained committed to our mission to present world class dance and education and support young artists through scholarships.
In order to keep dancing for you, if you are so moved, please contribute at one of the levels below.
$25,000 Title Sponsor for Gather Round
Join David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer as Title Sponsors for this original production by Dwight Rhoden of Complexions Contemporary Ballet set to the music of Lee Rocker’s new album ‘Gather Round’. To premiere in Laguna Beach!
$10,000 Named Company sponsor for Black Grace August 2022
Black Grace is an international modern dance company formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1995 by Neil Ieremia. The company combines Māori and Pacific Islander indigenous dance, as well as modern dance and hip hop. According to Ieremia, a New Zealander of Samoan ancestry, the term black in the company name refers to courage in the New Zealand Māori/Pacific Islander argot of the 1980s. Grace is a quality that he admires and to which he aspires.
$5,000 Fund celebrity dance artists
Presenting acclaimed dancers and choreographers in Laguna Beach is imperative to our mission. In the past, Misty Copland performed, attended local events, and held a book signing during her stay with us. Help Laguna Dance Festival create special opportunities like this one.
$2, 500 Fund a Teachers Honoraria for our Week-Long Summer Intensive
Laguna Dance Festival’s Summer Intensive began three years ago and has become very popular among our Southern California community. LDF is now offering a weekend Winter Intensive and support is needed for teacher honoraria.
$1,000 Fund scholarships for pre-professional students
Each Year Laguna Dance Festival funds one graduating senior from LBHS with a $1,000 scholarship and five students who apply for a $1,000 scholarship. The funds are used for college tuition and fees, continued education, and training, and needs specified by the families.
$500 Fund a training scholarship
We support our local underserved communities and provide free training to aspiring dancers
Laguna Dance Festival offers workshops, intensives, and classes throughout the year. Our dance program for local students serves a need for so many deserving young people. Please help us offer free training to more students.
$100 Fund locally
Share the joy of Dance! Art Walk Dance Performances in Laguna Beach. Underwriters enable Laguna Dance Festival to present world-class dance and education.
2021 GALA SPONSORS
Heisler Park Director – $25,000
David E. Kelley & Michelle Pfeiffer
Crescent Bay Choreographer – $10,000
Nancy & Michael Meyer (Sustaining Partners)
Karen & Doug Wilson (Sustaining Partners)
Christine Rhoades (Sustaining Partner)
Keitha Russell (Sustaining Partner)
Main Beach Principal – $5,000
Betsy & Gary Jenkins, MD (Sustaining Partners)
Vivian Levin (Sustaining Partner)
Treasure Island Soloist – $2,500
Mari & Ward Bukofsky
Deborah & Cody Engle
Mark Miller, M.D.
Crystal & Richard Sims
Elie Weaver & Hilton Weinberg
Moulton Meadows Dancer – $1,000
Judy & Doug Anderson
Jeff Benedict & Duane Vaigrt, M.D.
Kroha Casner Family Foundation
Barbara & Greg MacGillivray
Keiko Sakamoto & Bill Witte
Lisa & Harvey Triebwasser, MD
Bluebird Performer – $500
Mary & Michael Dawe
Kristy & Danny Melita
Lauren & Richard Packard
Robbie & Steve Prepas
Sunday, September 26, 2021
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651