Charles "Lil Buck" Riley performing for International Evenings of Dance II at the 2011 Vail International Dance Festival.
Photo (C) Erin Baiano
The Vail Valley Foundation's Vail International Dance Festival is participating in Colorado Gives Day today.
Being a non-profit we need the support from dance lovers like yourself to continue to bring world-class dance to the Vail Valley. Every dollar raised today helps! Click here to show your support and please include "Vail International Dance Festival" in the comments field so we can properly allocate your gift.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Just post. Repost one of the messages we will be posting today to the Vail International Dance Festival Facebook or Twitter pages. Many of your friends, like many of our friends don't know how or where to help.
Send a Personal Email. If you are not on Facebook or Twitter but still want to help simply send an email with a link to this post.
Donate now. Simply click here to make a one-time charitable donation on December 6. Include "Vail International Dance Festival" in the comments field so we can properly allocate funds. All donations received on December 6 will be increased by the First Bank Incentive Fund or perhaps matched with Bonus Bucks or cash prizes for select VVF projects. 100% of your donation will impact the VVF when received on Colorado Gives Day.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
The 2011 VIDF By The Numbers
It costs $10,000 to feed the dancers and musicians during the Vail International Dance Festival.
It costs $70,000 for lodging for the dancers and musicians during the Vail International Dance Festival.
It costs $85,000 for transportation that includes, airfare, airport transfers and local ground transportation.
Free Community events in Vail Village and Beaver Creek cost $20,000 and expose 2,000 to the art of dance in public spaces.
It costs $9,000 to rent three pianos for the 14 day festival and an additional $1,000 to tune each piano.
WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE VAIL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL:
“Vail…a summer destination for dance lovers.” The New York Times
“This year the diversity in dance and people, and the excitement of seeing people we all watch on tv live made me want to come! We had a great time and I hope that the VVF will continue to bring young, fresh, new dancers, and celebrate all styles of dance.” Rachel Nelson, Vail local
“This year was our favorite year at the dance festival. The variety of artists were amazing….I have been attending the dance festival for more than 13 years and this year the new Dace TV night was one of my favorites. I am hopeful you will continue this new performance and make it a tradition.” Dr. Susan Vickerman, local Vail Valley Resident
RELIVE THE FESTIVAL!