LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 28, 2012, The Music Center and Ovation present The Dizzy Feet Foundation's second "Celebration of Dance" Gala hosted by its board members — including International Emmy Award-winning producer Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) ROCK OF AGES director Adam Shankman and actress Katie Holmes. Starting at 7:00PM at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center, the gala event will feature performances by talent from So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Step Up Revolution, The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and American Ballet Theatre, among many others. The star-studded event will conclude with a Celebration Supper taking place in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA.
VIP tickets start at $400 and include dinner and unforgettable performances by some of the world's most critically acclaimed dancers. General admission tickets for the gala performance range from only $34 to $125 and are available at The Music Center Box Office and via phone at 213-972-0711. General tickets as well as VIP tickets are available through www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org/tickets.
All tickets will benefit the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: (1) to sponsor, fund and/or support dance education programs that expose children in underserved areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education, through and with local community organizations; (2) to provide scholarships to talented students studying at accredited or nationally regarded dance schools, studios, or institutions; and (3) in conjunction with recognized credentialing organizations, to support and increase the quality of all styles of dance education in the United States.
The event is supported by presenting sponsors, The Music Center and Ovation, and is also made possible with the support of Electronic Arts, Inc.
Launched in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. The campaign encourages Americans to incorporate dance into their lives as a way to promote health and self-esteem through the art form of dance. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, introduced the National Dance Day resolution at a press conference on July 31, 2010 in Washington, D.C., making the day dedicated to dance education and physical fitness across the U.S. an official act of Congress.
About the Dizzy Feet Foundation
Dizzy Feet Foundation was established in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe, director Adam Shankman, "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba and actress Katie Holmes, among others, to help underprivileged young people realize their dream of becoming professional dancers and to support, improve and increase access to dance education in the United States. Dizzy Feet Foundation also sponsors, funds and offers community-based dance programs that expose kids in underserved areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education. Dizzy Feet Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
About The Music Center
As one of the top performing arts centers in the world, the Music Center is committed to strengthening community through the arts. Set in the heart of Los Angeles' downtown cultural district and home to four internationally renowned resident companies -- LA Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale -- and the celebrated Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, the Music Center offers the most compelling, highest quality engagements. In its effort to extend the reach and accessibility of the performing arts, the Music Center is a national model for experiences in which people participate directly through its Active Arts® at the Music Center. As well, the Music Center presents special productions, events and festivals for children and families, including World City at the Music Center, and plays a leadership role in advocating for and directly providing arts education in schools throughout the County. The Music Center boasts four venues -- the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall -- as well as a vibrant collection of outdoor theatres, plazas and gardens. For more information, please visit musiccenter.org.
Ovation is the only multi-platform network celebrating art, artists and all forms of artistic story-telling. Its programming tells the stories of artists, their work, and the powerful impact art has on each of us. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 51 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com . In addition, Ovation is also active in the social media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations about the network and the arts: http://Ovtn.tv/fb.
SOURCE Dizzy Feet Foundation