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Join Us for "Dancing for the Arts" on March 3rd at Harrah's

Published: February 2, 2012

Competitors from last year’s event.The third Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts will be held Saturday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM in theater at Harrah’s Casino. Tickets to the event start at $100.00, however those that cannot attend may vote online at www.ya4la.org for their favorite dancer to win the coveted “People’s Choice” award.

The one-night event is modeled after the popular reality television program Dancing with the Stars, and will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with Young Audiences’ performing artists. Cheryl Mintz and Stephanie Osborne chair the event with honorary co-chair Adam Shankman, director and choreographer of the hit movie, Hairspray.

Competitors include Bourbon Street legend Chris Owens with philanthropist Sammy Steele III, fitness personality and author Leilani Heno, interior designer Denise St. Etienne, celebrity chef Gason Nelson, and artist Joan Zaslow.

Three hundred and fifty patrons of the arts and education in New Orleans will attend this year’s event. The event will include an open bar generously provided by Republic National Distributing Company and a dinner buffet.

Through 50 years of experience, Young Audiences has adapted and evolved to serve the ever-changing needs of students in our community. Today they employ over 220 local artists who reach over 100,000 students in Louisiana through performances, residencies, and extended learning programming. In afterschool and summer programs alone they serve over 2,000 students free-of-charge in the greater New Orleans area.

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