4th Annual Dinner, Auction and
- Saturday, March 2, 2013
- Fremont Studios, Seattle (map)
- 5:30 p.m. until Midnight
- Tickets go on sale December 15
- $250 per person, $350 per Patron ticket
View photos from Seattle Dances! 2013 here!
We’ll get you home: Carpool or take a taxi to Fremont Studios on March 2, and take a taxi ride home on us! Sign up for your taxi voucher when you purchase your event tickets.
Also, Seattle Magazine is giving every ticket purchaser a free One Year Subscription to Seattle Magazine! Be sure to opt-in to this offer when you purchase your event tickets.
We are pleased to announce that we will again be partnering with Hallie Kuperman and the amazing professional dance instructors from the Century Ballroom.
Our incredible professional dancers include Michael Cahn, Alison Cockrill, Marcelo Garces, Deron Hayes, Mark Kihara, Katie Lake, Ricki Mason and Jonathan Wingard-Phillips.
Mistress of Ceremonies & Auctioneer
Our Evening Mistress of Ceremonies will be the fabulous Patti Payne, and our Auctioneer for the Evening will be Kevin Joyce, of Teatro ZinZanni fame and EnJoy Productions.
Evening Honorees: Bill Block & Sue Leavitt
Bill Block has been a tireless advocate for ending homelessness in our community. While a lawyer in private practice, he held board positions in non-profits for many years. In 2005 he left the law to become the chair of the King County Committee to End Homelessness. Bill has also served as President of AIDS Housing of Washington, Chair of the Seattle Housing Authority and Chair of the Seattle Low Income Housing Levy Oversight Committee. Bill received the Margaret M. Sevy Affordable Housing Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
Sue Leavitt’s career as a medical social worker at Harborview ER, Group Health Cooperative and at Swedish Cancer Institute meant that she worked primarily with low-income, underinsured and uninsured patients. She has witnessed first-hand the need for housing of our community’s homeless, often seeking to preserve or obtain housing for her clients. She is grateful for all our community is doing to address this pressing problem. She has also served on the Intiman Theatre Board of Trustees for 13 years, as a development chairperson, and then board president for 3 years.
Bill and Sue raised three fabulous sons, who flew the coop and now live in various cities across the U.S. Their first grandchild is just two months old.
How Does the Dance Competition Work?
Our local luminaries will train for up to 15 weeks with professional dancers from the Century Ballroom. Each couple will perfect a creative 2-3 minute dance which they will perform for the audience and the judges the night of the event.
The couples will compete to win one of three Mirror Ball Trophies:
Cyber Choice Trophy
The Celebrity Dancer who raises the most money online before the event on March 2 will win this coveted trophy. Vote online for your favorite celebrity dancer beginning January 18!
People’s Choice Trophy
The Dance Team that raises the most money through “Raise the Paddle” bids the night of the event at Fremont Studios will win this vaunted trophy.
Judges’ Choice Trophy
The night of the event, this magnificent trophy will be presented to the Dance Team who our Celebrity Judges deem the most accomplished, most creative, and/or most energetic and passionate.
Volunteer Spotlight:Lane McCormick
You’ll need to stick around for the Dance After-Party for a special treat from Lane McCormick, a local ZUMBA dance instructor! Lane’s Zumba philosophy is simple: feel the music, dance like nobody’s watching, and shake what your momma gave ya! Moving to music feels organic to her, and she loves to share her passion for exercise and dance with others. As a college cheer captain, she teaches dance combined with structured movement and flawless technique to ensure everyone benefits from class. Lane’s infectious energy in the studio is coveted by all; students and teachers alike wish her classes lasted longer! facebook.com/ZUMBAwithLane