About the event:
The School of Dance will host its inaugural scholarship benefit on February 16, 2024. To support student success, the school will present a concert that welcomes top-tier performers and local artists to the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre stage for a concert that is not to be missed!
The School of Dance Scholarship Benefit inaugural lineup includes performances by internationally renowned Hubbard Street Dance Company; acclaimed tap dancer Maurice Chestnut; Ballet Tucson; and the beloved UA School of Dance Ensemble. Hosted by School of Dance director Duane Cyrus and co-producer Christopher Compton—the event will also feature special guest speaker, Misty Copeland—the legendary dance star and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.
The purpose of this benefit is to raise $100k to support student success through scholarships for the talented and hard-working dance majors in the school. Patrons can purchase admission and make tax-deductible donations at a range of levels that include thank you perks, opportunities to meet students, and an evening of performance to be remembered. Net proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships.
Consider supporting one of the following sponsorship levels:
Legacy Leaders Sponsorship at $10,000
Includes 2 admissions to the VIP reception in the Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Studio 301 with guest artist Misty Copeland, 2 premium concert tickets, 4 Adopt-a-Student sponsorships, photographic opportunities with celebrity guest artists, and acknowledgements during the curtain speech, on video screen, in concert program, and event-related social media recognition. The Legacy Leader sponsorship is $9,724 tax-deductible.
Golden Angels Sponsorship at $5,000
Includes 2 admissions to VIP reception in the Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Studio 301 with guest artist Misty Copeland, 2 concert tickets, 2 Adopt-a-Student sponsorships, photographic opportunities with celebrity guest artists, and acknowledgments on video screen, in concert program, and event-related social media recognition. The Golden Angel sponsorship is $4,724 tax-deductible.
Community Colleagues Sponsorship at $2,500
Includes 2 admissions to reception in front of Stevie Eller Theatre, 2 concert tickets, 2 Adopt-a-Student sponsorships, and photographic opportunities with celebrity guest artists. The Community Colleagues sponsorship is $2,268 tax-deductible.
Friends of Dance Sponsorship at $1,000
Includes 1 admission to reception in front of Stevie Eller Theatre, 1 concert ticket, and 1 Adopt-a-Student sponsorship. The Friends of Dance Sponsorship is $884 tax-deductible.
Individual concert tickets are available to purchase for $225 ($116 tax-deductible) which includes the reception in front of Stevie Eller Theatre. Please consider making an additional fully tax-deductible donation in support of scholarships for student success.
Please consider making a contribution to Adopt-a-Student, by purchasing a ticket for $175 (fully tax-deductible) which allows a student to attend the concert and be a part of this memorable evening. There will be opportunities to meet with the student at the event.
Scholarship Benefit Agenda:
- 6:00pm: Check-in
- 6:15pm – 7:15pm: Reception in front of Stevie Eller Theatre
- 6:15pm – 7:15pm: VIP Reception in the Melissa Lowe & Jory Hancock Studio (includes VIP Photo Opportunity)
- 7:30pm. – 9:15pm: Benefit Concert
- 9:15pm – 9:30pm: Photo Opportunity (For donors $2,500+)
For questions about the event or assistance with purchasing tickets, please contact: