Hello Chicago Dance Lovers & Supporters!
This fall, on Tuesday, September 19, See Chicago Dance invites you to our annual Awards Presentation & Community Celebration.
New this year, we are expanding the fun with an exciting and robust raffle. We have 12 amazing packages for dancers and dance lovers, sports fans and foodies.
List of Raffle Prizes (There are some great deals here!)
AUDITORIUM THEATRE DANCE LOVER (Valued at $1,044)
Elevate your love for dance with two Auditorium Theatre Dance Lover season subscriptions. From the powerful rhythms of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to the awe-inspiring grace of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, it's going to be a year of captivating movement and artistic expression. This subscription includes two tickets for each of seven performances.
CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE + DINNER AND A JUNIOR SUITE AT THE WHITEHALL HOTEL (Valued at $595)
Experience an unforgettable night of artistry and luxury with our exclusive raffle prize: two tickets to the world premiere of the Sufjan Stevens and Justin Peck's dance musical Illinois at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier (January 12-28, 2024). Enhance the evening with a lavish one-night stay at The Whitehall Hotel, topped off with a delectable dinner at the up-and-coming Kirei restaurant with a $100 dinner voucher. It's the perfect night out--dinner and a show and a sleepover!
VISCERAL DANCE DANCER/DANCE LOVER PACKAGE (Valued at $650)
A special treat for the dancers in the house! Win ten free classes at the Visceral Dance Center, four tickets to one of the company's shows this season, and a gift certificate to Volo Wine Bar in nearby Roscoe Village. It's dinner and a show--and 10 free dance classes!
JOFFREY BALLET SEASON SUBSCRIPTION (Valued at $530)
Win the ultimate ballet lover's dream with this raffle prize: a full-season subscription for two to the Joffrey Ballet performances of Frankenstein, Studies in Blue, and Midsummer Night's Dream. This subscription includes two tickets to each of three performances plus an accompanying swag bag to ensure an experience that transcends the stage.
THE BAND'S VISIT AT WRITERS THEATER (Valued around $350)
Win a memorable night out with two tickets to The Band's Visit (February 8-March 17, 2024) at the renowned Writers Theater in Glencoe. Immerse yourself in the enchanting music and captivating storyline of this acclaimed performance. These tickets are paired with a $100 gift card to Peruvian inspired rooftop restaurant Cabra.
ENSEMBLE ESPANOL PACKAGE (Valued at $170)
Indulge in the fiery rhythms of the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater's Flamenco Passion with two tickets to this mesmerizing performance. Enhance the experience further with a $100 gift card to Andersonville's Little Madrid. This package also includes a swag bag and two exquisite bottles of wine, creating a delightful evening of Spanish culture and culinary delight.
HARRIS THEATER PRESENT'S MAINSTAGE DANCE SERIES PACKAGE (Valued at $237)
Take a fantastic journey with the Harris Theatre's HTP MainStage Dance Series. See the Chicago premiere of Akram Khan's Jungle Book Reimagined, exploring themes of climate change and refugees' experiences, followed by the acclaimed New Zealand company Black Grace, and the timeless brilliance of New York City Ballet in both classical and contemporary programs. A dance season of enchanting storytelling and breathtaking artistry. This subscription includes two tickets to each of four performances in the A level seating area.
STEPPENWOLF THEATER PACKAGE (Valued around $390)
This package includes two tickets to a play of your choice in Steppenwolf Theater's 2023-24 season. Enjoy dinner before or after the show at El Che, Chef John Manion's acclaimed Argentinian-influenced steakhouse, located in the West Loop’s famed “restaurant row" at Washington Blvd. and Halsted Street.
CHICAGO OPERA THEATRE PACKAGE (Valued at $220)
Enjoy an enchanting performance of the Chicago Opera Theater's 2023/2024 season with two tickets of your choice, complemented by a $100 gift card to savor delectable delights at The Exchange, a historic Michigan Avenue gem.
HUBBARD STREET 23/24 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION (Valued at $500)
(Re)connect with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago through this subscription to their 2023/2024 season, Abundance. Highlighting the artistic leadership of Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, this season overflows with unparalleled talent and boundless creativity. You'll encounter a mix of timeless classics and daring innovations, all delivered with the trademark precision and excellence that define Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. This subscription includes two tickets for each of four performances.
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PACKAGE (Valued around $415)
Experience the thrill of professional hockey with four tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game (date TBD) at the United Center, where you'll witness the action-packed intensity of the NHL live. To help remember the experience, take home a cherished player-signed item, making this raffle prize a dream for any Blackhawks fan.
CHICAGO FOODIES: GOODIES GALORE (Valued at $250)
It's a two-fer for the ages! Take home an amazingly diverse and delicious food basket from Mariano's, tailored to foodies and featuring only goodies from Chicago-based food purveyors. Plus, experience the culinary excellence of a Chicago classic, Rosebud Steakhouse on Walton, next to the Drake Hotel.
- GIORDANO DANCE CHICAGO PACKAGE (Valued at $180)
After a milestone 60th anniversary year, Giordano Dance Chicago presents UNLIMITED, featuring the return of three Giordano “greats”: Le Grand Futur is Here! by renowned Emmy Award Winner Mia Michaels; Brock Clawson’s noir-style Sneaky Pete’ and Autumn Eckman’s JOLT. This package includes two (2) VIP Tickets to GDC’s UNLIMITED at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance on October 27 or 28.
We are so grateful to all of our Raffle Sponsors for their generous support.
Every raffle ticket you buy supports our work!
Cost: $20 for 1 ticket; $50 for 3 tickets: $100 for 6 tickets.
Tickets are only available for purchase at the event. (Read more about it below.) If you are unable to attend, it’s OK to send money with a friend and have them buy tickets for you. But someone must be on-site to claim your prize.
Online Auction, another way to play and help support See Chicago Dance. This amazing package features a week-long stay in Breckinridge, Colorado and your own cultural concierge to help plan your trip. It’s the perfect getaway for families, groups, or anyone looking for a true mountain experience and a cultural destination vacation rolled into one!
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More about the Celebration:
In 2023, we are delighted to present the See Chicago Dance Legacy Award to Homer Hans Bryant, founder and artistic director of the Chicago Multi-cultural Dance Center & Hiplet Ballerinas. We are equally excited to honor Ginger Farley with this year’s Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award in recognition of her incredible career as a dancer, sought-after teacher, dancemaker, and long-time visionary behind the Chicago Dancemakers Forum. Read more about the honorees here.
We will be returning to Venue West with a cocktail reception, seated dinner with awards presentation and, of course, performances. Helen Lee/Momentum Sensorium present a powerful dance duet with musicians on viola and keyboards, embodying the kind of innovative dancemaking Ginger Farley has championed for decades. And we’ll close the evening with a wonderful finale from Homer Bryant’s brainchild, the fabulous and virtuosic Hiplet Ballerinas.