NYC Performance Opportunities
The top fundraising studios have the chance to be flown to NYC to perform at one of these three professional New York City events*. (See Rewards and Incentives for more details.)
Bright Lights Shining Stars at the NYU Skirball Center
This is the annual NYCDAF Fundraising Gala Event - which celebrates industry legends as well as emerging artists. The Gala includes performances by Broadway shows, dance companies, dance studios and honors an outstanding artist with the NYCDAF Ambassdor For The Arts Award. The yearly Scholarship audition is held in conjunction with this event and $50,000+ in college scholarships will be awarded.
NYCDAF Dance Concert at The Joyce Theater
January 30, 2017
Held once a year (date varies each year), the NYCDAF Dance Concert celebrates the essence of dance. The concert features established dance companies and new artists as well as works commisioned just for the evening. NYCDA choreographers and alumni are also included.
The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards
June 5, 2017
Celebrtaing their 31st Anniversary this year, the Astaire Awards honor the best in dance on Broadway and in Flim. This is a star studded event and is one of the highlights of the New York award season. Past Award shows have included performances from "Billy Eliott", "Memphis", "Come Fly Away" and "Burn the Floor" with appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Sutton Foster, Bebe Nuewirth, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Susan Stroman. The NYCDAF "Adele Astaire College Scholarship" will be awarded. The evening is directed by Joe Lanteri.
*NYCDAF reserves the right to select which event a studio who achieves this opportunity is elegible to attend.