Los Angeles, U.S.A – 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.

All tickets will benefit the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to sponsor, fund and/or support dance education programs that expose children in under-served areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education, through and with local community organizations; to provide scholarships to talented students studying at accredited or nationally regarded dance schools, studios, or institutions; and 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.

 

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