Young Audiences of Louisiana Hosts Fourth Annual Dancing for the Arts Fundraiser

4th Annual Dancing for the Arts YA Louisana

The fourth annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts will be held Saturday, March 23rd at 6:30 PM in theater at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. This year’s event is presented by Peoples Health. Tickets to the event start at $100.00, however those that cannot attend may vote online at for their favorite dancer to win the coveted “People’s Choice” award.

The one-night event is modeled after the popular reality television program Dancing with the Stars, and will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with Young Audiences’ performing artists. Beverly Matheney and Rachel Parker chair the event. Competitors include Russian pop-star and philanthropist Yulia Houghtaling, local attorneys Walter Willard and Wayne Woods, community activist and philanthropist Kim Glazer, musician Meschiya Lake, and returning People’s Choice award winner artist Joan Zaslow.  

Guests will be able to dance as well to the musical stylings of Carl LeBlanc and his band.

The event will be emceed by WDSU’s Camille Whitworth. The judges panel will include WDSU’s Norman Robinson, the Louisiana Lottery’s Rose Hudson, Mardi Gras Productions’ Blaine Kern, Jr. and more…

Three hundred and fifty patrons of the arts and education in New Orleans will attend this year’s event. The event will include an open bar generously provided by the Goldring Family Foundation and buffet dinner by Harrah’s Casino. 

Through 50 years of experience, Young Audiences has adapted and evolved to serve the ever-changing needs of students in our community. Today they employ over 220 local artists who reach over 100,000 students in Louisiana through performances, residencies, and extended learning programming. In afterschool and summer programs alone they serve over 2,000 students free-of-charge in the greater New Orleans area.

Learn more about this event.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Harrah's New Orleans Casino
228 Poydras Street
70130 New Orleans , LA
United States
Louisiana US

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