A Week to Go!

IDC dancer Marissa Moritz with the Senn Arts Freshman Dancers
IDC dancer Chris Manning with the "Arrupe on the Beat" dancers

We are just one week out from the fourth Annual Inspiracion Gala!  It is going to be a great night with dinner, open bar, a dance lesson, silent auction, and performances from all of our teams. This year we will have more youth performers in the gala than ever before–with 17 dancers from our programs at Senn High School and Arrupe College.

 It is important to us that all of our youth performers have supporters there on the big night.  We've gotten a lot of help from you so far, but we are still short by 12 tickets. So we are issuing a challenge to all of you who support youth in the arts. We have a goal of twelve $50 student family ticket donations today.   Just click this link and write "student family ticket" in the instructions box.  If you would like to help but are not comfortable with the $50 donation level, please give at a level that works for you. Every bit of your generosity helps!

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Inspiración Gala Emcee Ray McElroy

Inspiación Fourth Annual Gala Emcee Ray McElroy
Inspiación Fourth Annual Gala Emcee Ray McElroy
Ray McCelroy dancing with Cate Wood in the Ray of Stars Celebrity Benefit

We are extremely happy to announce that the emcee for the Fourth Annual Inspiración Gala will be Ray McElroy.  Ray is a former Chicago Bear who has done great work through his organization, A Ray of Hope on Earth, which organizes youth football camps, life-plan coaching for professional athletes, and a wide array of community programs.

 

We first met Ray in 2015 when he competed with IDC principal dancer Cate Wood in the 2015 Ray of Stars Celebrity Dancing benefit. In addition to the fact that he turned out to be quite the dancer, it was apparent that Ray is a charismatic speaker with a real passion to help the community.  We can't wait to see the great energy he will bring to the event!

 

It's going to be a great night of dinner, dancing, and performances.  Click here to get your tickets now!

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Awesome Items for Inspiración Supporters!

Premium Spirits Basket from Beam Suntory
Drury Lane's production of "Chicago"
Innovative Group Classes at Equinox

As we near the Fourth Annual Inspiración Gala, we want to update you on some of the awesome items we have in our silent auction, including:

  • For our 21+ guests,  we have a gift basket featuring premium selections of whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas and rum from Beam.
  • We also have four tickets to a to dinner and a show at Drury Lane, whose recent production of the musical "Chicago" was called "highly entertaining" and "eye-popping" by the Chicago Tribune.
  • For those of you wanting to get into fitness, we have a one month donation from Equinox Clubs. With locations on the Gold Coast, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, and the Loop, Equinox's facilities have been called "luxurious" and its instructors "enthusiastic and motivaing" by the Chicago Business Insider.

All of this plus dinner, open bar, dancing, and performances!  There's still time to get your tickets for just $60. Buy your tickets now before the offer runs out

Early Bird Tickets Click Here!

Student Tickets With Student ID Click Here!

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Support our Student Dancers!

This year we are very  excited to have two of our youth teams performing at the Inspiración Fourth Annual Gala!  We'd like to introduce you to our new group from Arrupe College: "Arrupe on the Beat." Arrupe College is a two year institution for students with limited financial resoures and this was our first semester of working with their dance group.  The Arrupe on the Beat dancers will be debuting a new piece at our gala choreographed by IDC principle dancer, Cate Wood.  

We would like these students to have their families be able support them at the event without causing them any financial hardship. Please help us with this by making a $50 donation to provide a ticket for a family member of one of our student dancers.  Just click this link and write "student family ticket" in the instructions box.  

Thank you for your support!

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Early Bird Special

We are quickly getting closer to the Fourth Annual Inspiración Gala.  Dinner, open bar, performances, silent auction, dance lesson, and open dancing in a gorgeous downtown location on a beautiful spring night in Chicago all for just $60! Who could ask for more?  Click here to get your tickets now.  All of the proceeds go to Inspiración's non-profit dance programing which includes free coaching and training for youth and adult dancers.

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Early Bird Special

The Fourth Annual Inspiración Dance Chicago Gala is coming up on May 27th.  Dinner, open bar, dance lesson, silent auction, open dancing and performances at beautiful Kasbeer Hall (25 East Pearson) in downtown Chicago all for just $60!   Located by the Chicago Red Line stop with ample street parking available, the event will also have lot parking for only $7.  It's going to be a night you wont want to miss! Click here to get your earlybird tickets.

 

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You Are Invited To The Annual Inspiración Gala - May 27 2017

You are invited to the 4th Annual Inspiración Gala on Saturday May 27th.The gala will include performances, a dance lesson, buffet, open bar, silent auction, and of course, lots of dancing! All proceeds will benefit IDC's professional, college and high school programming

Tickets: 

General Admission: $80 at the door

Student Ticket $30 (with valid school ID)

All ticket purchases will be processed safely and securely though Paypal, without any additional fees for you. Once payment is processed, you will recieve a confirmation email and your name will be added to our guestlist. If you have any additional questions, email us directly at info@inspiraciondancechicago.org

What: Inspiracion Annual Gala 2017

When: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 7PM-11PM

Where:  Kasbeer Hall (25 East Pearson St.Chicago, IL 60611) near the Chicago Red Line stop.

Parking: Metered street parking will be available. In addition, lot parking will be available as early as 6pm at 17 West Chicago Avenue (just west of Dunkin Donuts).  We kindly ask for a suggested donation of $7 for parking, but please do not pay any amount to anyone in attendance at the lot. Volunteers from Inspiración will be at the lot to provide directions to Kasbeer Hall as well.Sponsorship

If you can't make it please consider making a ticket donation to the family of one of the youth dancers. Just click here.  Family donation tickets are $50 each.  You may donate the complete amount for one or more tickets or donate towards a family ticket at an amount that works for you. Just write "student ticket" in the special instructions box when you authorize payment.

If you are a business and would like to work with us as a sponsor, promotor, or donate a silent auction item, please email: info@inspiraciondancechicago.org

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We hope you will join us! If you cannot attend our annual fundraiser gala, you can still support our non-profit by making a tax-deductible donation. Please consider donating a ticket for family members of our high school students. Simply indicate "student ticket" in the comments during purchase. 

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Monday Morning Montage!

We would like to thank everyone who has given their generous support to Inspiración's 2017 Spring Fundraiser.  Thanks to you Inspiración will be able to cover new programming for this spring! To give you something fun to look at before you get into the Monday grind, we put together this montage of Inspiración's youth work over the last four years.  This work has been super fullfilling and we are looking forward to doing even more in the coming years.  If you have not yet made a donation, there's still time! Just click here and make a contribution that works for you!

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TONIGHT ONLY: We Are Offering Special Earlybird Gala Tickets To Our Event Guests

We can't wait to see you tonight at Untitled Supper Club for our networking mixer. It's going to be a great night! If you still need a ticket, you can get one through a donation to our 2017 Spring Fundraiser.

We are excited to announce that we are officially launching ticket sales to the 4th Annual Inspiración Gala on May 27th. Tonight only, we are offering a special earlybird tickets to our event guests. Please make sure see any Inspiracion representative to purchase your discounted ticket.

The 4th Annual Inspiración Gala will be held on Saturday May 27th at Kasbeer Hall (25 East Pearson St.Chicago IL) at 7pm. As Inspiración Dance Chicago's (IDC) community activities have become increasingly vibrant with thriving youth and adult programs, we would like to celebrate those accomplishments and build hope for more in the coming year. The gala will include several performances, a group dance lesson, buffet table, beverages, a silent auction, and of course, lots of dancing. All proceeds will benefit IDC's professional, college and high school programming

Earlybird Tickets: $60 (click here to purchase ticket)

General Admission $80 

Student ticket (with a valid school ID).

All ticket purchases are processed safely and securely though Paypal. Once payment is processed, you will recieve a confirmation email from us and your name will be added to our guestlist. If you have any additional questions, email us directly at info@inspiraciondancechicago.org

If you are a business and would like to work with us as a sponsor, promotor, or donate a silent auction item, please email: info@inspiraciondancechicago.org

 

 

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