Hey Dancers! Win $500 this November!

For the first time ever Dancing into Dreamland 2014 winners were an entire dance group. Shuffles Ballet performed Micheal Jackson's Thriller and certainly thrilled our judges and guests!
For the first time ever Dancing into Dreamland 2014 winners were an entire dance group. Shuffles Ballet performed Micheal Jackson’s Thriller and certainly thrilled our judges and guests!

Just in time for the holidays! Win $500 this November!

The Friends of Dreamland are excited to announce that Graham and Associates has pledged $500 to be presented to the winners of this year’s Dancing into Dreamland on Nov. 6th in the Dreamland Ballroom.

The 6th Annual 2015 Dancing into Dreamland will host a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ style event in which a variety of dancers from all dancing styles compete for judges and audience votes.

Dancer’s application fee is $25.  Proceeds go toward the restoration of the historic Taborian Hall.  The 99 year old building is located at 800 West 9th Street (Arkansas flag and banner building) in downtown Little Rock. Download your application now at http://www.dreamlandballroom.com/2015auditonapp.pdf and participate in a great event, while helping save part of Little Rock’s cultural history.

Not a dancer? GREAT!!  (You don’t have to get sweaty!)  You get to join in the fun as a spectator and vote for your favorite performance of the night while enjoying food, drinks and taking in the history and ambiance of the Dreamland Ballroom. You’ll find yourself intrigued when you learn all the legends who have graced Dreamland’s stage like Duke Ellington, Ray Charles. Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and many more.

Order your tables or tickets online. General admission tickets are $69. Event sponsorships and box seating are available as well. Visit http://www.dreamlandballroom.com/did2015.html for more details and to order your tickets securely online.

Historic Dreamland Ballroom to Host Annual Dance Competition Fundraiser Nov. 6th


Little Rock, Ark., (PRWEB) August 11, 2015

On November 6th, the Dreamland Ballroom will host its 6th Annual Dancing into Dreamland dance competition and fundraiser. The annual fundraiser is to generate funds for improvements and renovations to the historic 99-year-old building located at 800 West Ninth Street.

The current fundraising campaign (carried over from last year) is to raise funds to make Taborian Hall accessible to all by installing an elevator which would be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. The non-profit group, The Friends of Dreamland needs more than $700,000 to achieve their goal to have an addition and elevator added to the almost century old historic site.

This year’s fundraiser will begin at 7 pm and last until 10 pm. Celebrity judges will choose the overall winner of the dance competition while guests will vote for their favorite dancers to receive the People’s Choice Award by text voting.

A silent auction with more than $20,000 in auction items will be up for grabs during the event. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres along with drinks and an hour long free dance will be open for any and all guests to cut a rug.

Dreamland Ballroom is housed on the third floor of Taborian Hall built in 1916. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosted such musical legends as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong. Louis Jordan, Redd Foxx and a host of other legendary artists throughout the years.

In the 1970s through the 1980s the building fell into disrepair and was rescued in 1991 by Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com’s owner Kerry McCoy. The Friends of Dreamland non-profit was formed in 2009 and has been working to save and restore this piece of Little Rock’s cultural history ever since.

The Friends of Dreamland invite the public to attend; general admission tickets are available for $69 each or guests can purchase the private balcony or one of two box seating areas or entire tables right on the dance floor. Guests can order tickets online at http://www.dreamlandballroom.com/did2015.html. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Contact the Friends of Dreamland at 501.255.5700 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Dress in party attire the night of the event.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6 at 800 West 9th Street, Little Rock, Ark. Entrances are on the State Street side of the building.

The Friends of Dreamland is a 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Visit http://www.dreamlandballroom.org or call 501.255.5700 for details.