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Gala 2011

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

performed at the new

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts!

November 14 – 20, 2011

Gala 2011 ~ Saturday, November 19

With  your support, this year’s Residency week sold out two school performances for 3,600 children, two public performances, and Gala 2011, which raised more than $400,000 to help KCFAA reach 30,000 students year-round.

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Joanne and John Bluford
Diane Canaday and Dan Hesse

Gala Co-Chairs:
Deborah and Paget Alves
Gayle and Bruce Krigel

Presenting Sponsor:
Sprint

Proceeds from Gala 2011 for KCFAA, benefitting 30,000 youth through year-round Arts Education Programming:

  • AileyCamp ~ Free summer day camp for 180 students entering grades 7-8
  • AileyCamp The Group ~ Free weekly AileyCamp alumni program for approximately 70 students grades 7-12
  • Ailey Trio ~ 16 school presentations by three AAADT dancers each January for more than 4,000 students
  • Recruitments, Presentations and Ambassadors ~ AileyCamp recruitments for 4,000 students, presentations for 500 and Ambassador visits for 1,000 students each year.
  • Setting the Stage ~ Performance and multimedia presentation of African-American dance history each February for 5,000 students
  • In-School Workshops and Residencies ~ Throughout the school year for 8,000 students grades K-12
  • School Performances ~ Daytime AAADT theater performances for 3,000 students grades K-12
  • Second through Sixth Grade Program ~ Free after-school dance classes for 80 students at KCFAA
 

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Donors at all giving levels receive: Newsletters, Advance ticket information, Event invites and the satisfaction that annual gifts support dance all year! Donors from the Assemble giving level on up also receive Ailey performance ticket discounts!

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