young-audience-logoThere are a lot of wonderful charitable events throughout the year, but Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Dancing for the Arts is definitely an event not to miss with lots of great entertainment all for a wonderful cause that benefits children of Louisiana.

Each year Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) hosts DANCING FOR THE ARTS, a fabulous gala featuring celebrity dancers, cocktails, a silent auction, and fine fare. Modeled after the popular reality television program Dancing with the Stars, our event will feature local community leaders and philanthropists competing on the dance floor with professional dancers in support of YALA’s after-school and summer arts education program.

The 7th Annual DANCING FOR THE ARTS gala will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 6:30-10pm at Harrah’s Casino. Media personality Camille Whitworth will preside as the Mistress of Ceremonies, welcoming seven celebrity dancers who will take to the floor for a rug-cutting competition.

Individuals and organizations are invited to support YALA’s commitment to learning through the arts during the 7th Annual DANCING FOR THE ARTS gala by donating a silent auction item, becoming an event sponsor, purchasing tickets for the event, voting for their favorite dancer, or competing in the competition.

Dancers are judged in friendly categories such as “Most Creative Costume” and “Most Energetic Performance”. At the end of the event each team is honored. Special recognition is given to the dancer who raises the greatest amount and to the dancer receiving the most votes.

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