For Immediate Release: 11/01/2021
Contact: Christina Hicks 334-699-5044 email@example.com
Alabama Dance Works receives grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Funding will support Santa’s Workshop: School’s in Session
Dothan, Ala. – Alabama Dance Works has received a $8,300 grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to fund their annual holiday production, Santa’s Workshop: School’s in Session, at the Dothan Civic Center December 2nd-4th, 2021.
With these funds, Alabama Dance Works will produce Santa’s Workshop: School’s in Session at the Dothan Civic Center December 2nd- 4th. ADW is also hosting two performances for the students of the Wiregrass the mornings of December 2nd and 3rd. These school shows are discounted to the schools of our area so they can have access to quality dance performances. ADW’s mission is to is to transform the lives of our students and audiences through high quality education, performances, and community engagement. This grant signifies that through this project, Alabama Dance Works is making Alabama’s communities stronger and our state’s arts and culture sector more vibrant.
“Alabama Dance Works, formerly Patti Rutland Jazz, has been producing this show many years and we are so thankful to have the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts to bring Santa’s Workshop to life for one more time! We hope these live performances instill an ongoing interest and appreciation dance in our local children and are proud to provide more opportunities for Alabamians to experience the arts here in Dothan! “says, Executive and Artistic director, Christina Hicks.
Santa’s Workshop is an original show in its 14th season and has become a family tradition for the Wiregrass community. This year, Santa’s Workshop: School’s in Session is taking on a different look! The students of North Pole Academy must make sure their grades are in tip top shape to graduate to North Pole Elf status. Only then can they truly do their part in spreading the magic of Christmas to the world. 70 children from the Wiregrass are performing alongside the Alabama Dance Works professional company in this year’s production. The show times are Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30 pm, Friday December 3rd at 6:30 pm, and Saturday, December 4th at 1:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Dothan Civic Center box office HERE.
This grant, awarded by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, is made possible through funding from an annual appropriation from the Alabama State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. This public support enables Alabama Dance Works to reach new audiences, foster community development, provide the highest quality programming, and demonstrate the importance of arts as a key component for quality of life in Alabama.
About Alabama Dance Works Alabama Dance Works, located at the heart of Dothan, AL, is a premier non-profit institution dedicated to creating, educating, and presenting dance across the southeast. Coupled with the BEYONDance Outreach program and the ADW Professional Dance Company, it also offers advanced extra-curricular dance education on a sliding tuition scale to their dance studio, located at 1077 West Main St. Dothan AL 36301. For more information please visit our website at www.aldanceworks.com
About Alabama State Council on the Arts The Council on the Arts is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Alabama. The Council works to expand and preserve the state’s cultural resources by supporting nonprofit arts organizations, schools, colleges, units of local government, and individual artists. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism, and overall quality of life in all regions of the state. Alabama State Council on the Arts grants are made possible by an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more at arts.alabama.gov.