Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Have you bought your ticket to Cora Dance's Spring Fling yet?


Benefit Date: Saturday, May 7 at 7pm

Cora, which includes the professional company, Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, and the educational outgrowth of that company, Cora School for Dance will be kicking off a $100,000 capital campaign in support of our new spaces and expanded programs at SPRING SWING, Cora's 14th Annual Benefit Bash and Silent Auction. Spring Swing will take place on Saturday, May 7 at 7pm on the rooftop of Rocky Sullivan's Bar and Restaurant, 34 Van Dyke Street at the corner of Dwight Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The evening will feature catered food by Daniel Eardley/Knife for Hire (former head chef of Chestnut); neighborhood favorite The Good Fork (head chef, Sohui Kim); and many others. The night includes a silent auction, presentation for benefit honorees Donna Costello and Sara Coffey, and swinging french dance hall music by Primitivo.

Tickets for the Bash are sliding scale ($20-$100), and can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting Those purchasing $100 tickets in advance are invited to a VIP champagne swing dance lesson at 6:30pm. Funds raised from the benefit go toward the recent expansion and relocation to 1500 square feet of studio and office spaces in Red Hook Brooklyn that will serve as home to the professional company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and the pay-what-you-can programs of the Cora School in Red Hook.

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