Dance for Food, Florida
Did you know nearly 100,000 people on the Treasure Coast and more than 200,000 people in Palm Beach County don’t know where their next meal will come from? About 16% of the residents on the Treasure Coast, which includes Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties, struggles with hunger, including nearly 35,000 children. Palm Beach County is not immune either. Hunger impacts families and individuals, seniors, children, and people with disabilities. It affects the homeless as well as working families who were once stable but now need help to survive. Artists for a Cause is doing its part to help fight hunger by producing our seventh annual Dance for Food event series.
Dance for Food is a program designed to bring dancers and audiences together to collect food for the hungry. Artistically directed by Anna Preston, the annual Dance for Food events convene many of Florida’s finest contemporary dancers to showcase their talents to an audience whose only admission fee is a bag of unexpired, nonperishable goods.
To date, we have collected more than 35,000 lbs. of food!
Four Dance for Food events are confirmed for our 2017 season! We hope you will join us at one or all of them.
Mark your calendars!
Saturday, Nov. 4 - 7:30pm (Preshow 7:00pm)
4200 S Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL
Sunday, Nov. 5 - 3:00pm (Preshow 2:30pm)
2351 SE Monterey Rd
Saturday, Nov. 18 - 4:00pm (Preshow 3:30pm)
South Fork High School
(Student Edition in Partnership with Area A4AC Clubs)
1000 SW Bulldog Way
Sunday, Nov. 19 - 4:00pm (Preshow 3:30pm)
Sunrise Theater Black Box
117 South Second Street
Ft. Pierce FL
We would like to thank Publix for sponsoring our Dance for Food Program this year! They have given us a generous sponsorship of $5,000 which will cover the cost one professional Dance for Food event, engage 200 audience members, 100 dancers, and provide meals for 300+ people. We are extremely appreciative and hope to continue this partnership.
Thank you Publix!!
Please, if you are interested in supporting this program and would like more information about becoming a sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 DANCE COMPANIES INCLUDE:
AGWA, Lake Worth
Atlantic East Coast Dance Theatre, Stuart
Ballet Florida, West Palm Beach
Florida Aerial Arts and Circus Dance, Palm City
Katrina Soricelli, Independent Artist, Tampa
Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre, Treasure Coast
Seth Dances, West Palm Beach
Sinsational Pole Fitness, Jensen Beach
Wings to Fly, Stuart
STUDENT COMPANIES INCLUDE:
Dance Academy of Stuart, Treasure Coast
Downtown Dance, Lake Worth
South Florida Dance Company, Port St. Lucie
The Dance for Food event held at South Fork High School will be produced and performed entirely by area A4AC Clubs.
We'd also like to thank our partners who will distribute the food:
House of Hope
Farmworker Coordinating Counsel
Mustard Seed Ministries
For those who could not attend a Dance for Food event but would still like to donate nonperishable goods for struggling families, they can be dropped off at the A4AC office at 1211 Sunset Trail, Palm City.
Follow Dance for Food on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DanceForFood!!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please call A4AC at (772) 419-8778.
Dance for Food - STL
The Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO
Dance for Food is a series of professional, high quality dance performances where the price of admission is non-perishable food items.
Dance for Food, by design, is multi-faceted in its community impact. Students from underrepresented areas are given opportunities they would not normally be afforded, professional dancers are given a living wage for their performance and willingness to coach younger dancers, patrons who would not otherwise be able to access a professional dance performance are given a cultural opportunity, food banks are given a unique awareness and food collection opportunity, and many struggling people are impacted by the donated food. Each season, Dance for Food has the potential to serve a minimum of 5,000 residents of the St. Louis Region.