Special Events

2024 Special Events

March 4

DESTINY RISING at The Joyce Theater

May 20

July 3
July 16
National College Scholarship Auditions


March 4, 2024 | 7:30 PM

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation will celebrate awarding over $4.6 Million in college scholarships with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater on Monday evening, March 4, 2024. Expect an evening of dance artistry featuring outstanding NYCDA alumni, the choreography of NYCDA faculty, and special guest performances from prominent professional dance companies.... all benefiting the NYCDAF College Scholarship Program.

A post-performance 'talk back' with the artists is open to ALL ticket holders!

VIP Tickets include Center Orchestra Seating and After Party. $150 each. Click here to purchase.
Regular Tickets
include side Orchestra Seating. $75 each. Click here to purchase.
Loge and 1st row of orchestra
$25 each. Click here to purchase.

All tickets will be available at Will Call after 6:00 PM the day of the show.

Past Special Guest Performances have included:
ABT Studio Company
American Ballet Theatre
Ballet Hispanico
The Chase Brock Experience
Complexions Contemporary Dance Company
Martha Graham Dance Company
New York City Ballet
Parsons Dance
Sidra Bell Dance New York
A special piece featuring our NYCDAF scholarship recipients


May 20, 2024 | 7:30 PM

NYU Skirball

6:00 PM Red Carpet
7:30 PM Performance/Awards
9:30 PM VIP Reception

NYCDA serves as a co-producing sponsor for this annual star-studded event that celebrates the current season’s ‘Best of Dance’ on Broadway and in film. Joe Lanteri is the Director of the show and The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation is the beneficiaries of this fundraiser.

Past Special Guests Include: Ann Reinking, Joel Grey, Ben Vereen, Len Cariou, Lea Salonga, Norbert Leo Butz, Gavin Creel, Irina Dvorovenko, Robert Fairchild, Maurice Hines, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Laura Osnes, Bryonha Parham, Stephanie Pope, Tony Yazbeck, Karen Ziemba, Tiler Peck, Marilu Henner, Richard Thomas, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

For ticket and event info: https://www.chitariveraawards....

REMEMBER: One dance studio may have the opportunity to perform at the awards ceremony. Check out the National Fundraising Campaign - Rewards & Incentives for full details.