A Letter from the Founder & Chairperson
My dream was fulfilled when I organized The Virginia Dance Festival 18 years ago by gathering dance organizations throughout Virginia to showcase their unique dance styles and talents. Since this event began, it has generated over $208,500 for Children’s Hospital Foundation through performances, ticket sales, generous sponsors and silent auction donations. We are so pleased this event has grown to represent a wide range of dance styles and different cultures. The event not only is very entertaining, but also offers an educational opportunity for guests as they learn more about different cultural dances. The performances will consist of Irish, Latin, Ballroom, Irish, Swing, Musical Theater, Chinese and much more. More than 43 pre-professional dance organizations will be performing in this year’s Virginia Dance Festival.
For more than 90 years, Children’s Hospital Foundation has been dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and the children it serves each year. Children’s Hospital Foundation depends on the support of individuals, businesses and other organizations to help it continue its mission of supporting excellence in health care for children. To learn more about how you can help, visit www.chfrichmond.org.
Founder and Chairperson
About Virginia Dance Festival
The 18th Annual Virginia Dance Festival to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation will be held at the James River High School (3700 James River Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113) on Saturday, March 25th, 2017. The event will feature over 400 dancers from 43 different dance companies performing traditional and cultural dances as well as a silent auction.
The Virginia Dance Festival holds shows at 2:00 pm and at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $18* for adults (ages 12 and up) and $15* for children (ages 3-11).For those interested in attending both shows, the cost is $30.50* for adults and $21.50* for children. (*An additional service fee is applied to the final ticket sale).
These tickets for the 2017 show will be for sale online through the Virginia Dance Festival Website at www.VirginiaDanceFestival.com later in the year or you can purchase them the day of the show at the box office. In addition, there will be a silent auction during the 2:00 pm show and all items can be picked up at the end of the 2:00 pm show (credit card, cash or check accepted). Businesses and organizations are encouraged to donate items for the silent auction. For information about the event, becoming a sponsor or donating items, please call Jessica Morgan, at (804) 363-9680.
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