The November 21 Gala performance of the “Dancing for the Arts” show has already sold out and tickets for the other shows are selling quickly. Seating is currently still open for the preview show on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. and the matinee performance on Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.
According to event organizers, a limited number of tickets for the sold out Saturday night black tie-optional gala are available with certain levels of sponsorship. Tickets for the preview and matinee are $25 and include the signature dance competition along with performances by national recording artist Elio Scaccio and the Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance. Guests can enjoy coffee, tea, lemonade and treats from Flavor Cupcakery; a cash bar will also be available. All shows take place at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air, and doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Interim CEO of the Center for the Arts Carolyn Evans is a co-chair of the event as well as a former celebrity dancer. She says, “We are so excited to showcase the talents of our dancers. It is a testament to their skill and charisma, as well as the enthusiasm this community has for the arts, that the Gala has sold out so quickly.” Dr. Mary Teddy Wray of Laurel Bush Family Dentistry, the other event co-chair and also a former dancer, adds, “Just like learning a dance, the mission to build a Center for the Arts is literally a step-by-step process. This event brings us closer to the construction phase of the project, and each dancer and business partner can take pride in knowing their efforts directly contributed to creating this building.”