Dancing with the Stars

The Denver Language School presents: A Gala Dinner and Dance Competition

Visit the DLS Dancing with the Stars website for more info!

Styled after TV's "Dancing with the Stars", this captivating evening promises to be entertainment at its very best. Come watch our own Denver Language School parents team up with Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors and wow you with their performances.

Each couple will take the spotlight and compete to take home the coveted Best in Show Award. Winners will be determined by a combination of audience votes*, judge scores and support secured prior to the show.

All proceeds will benefit the Denver Language School Mandarin and Spanish immersion programs.

Event Details

The Denver Language School cordially invites you to attend our Gala Dinner and "Dancing with the DLS Stars"!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Four Seasons Hotel - Grand Ballroom
1111 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Join us for Hors d'oeuvres, Three-course Dinner and Dance Competition along with special performances by the Fred Astaire Dance Studios and The Pointe Dance Academy

Black tie optional

Full cash bar available.


What is Dancing with the DLS Stars?
Styled after the TV show Dancing with the Stars, twelve DLS parents and two DLS teachers are training vigorously this fall season in order to perform one of a kind dance routines in front of you, the audience. It's your job, along with our judges to determine who's the winner by casting VOTES. Some of our DLS dancers will be performing with professional dance instructors from Fred Astaire Dance Studios, others will be taking to the floor on their own.

How does the voting work? How will we raise money for the school?

There are two competitions and awards the dancers are vying for. Each DLS dancer has committed to recruiting $1000 in votes for themselves PRIOR to the show taking place. So they need your vote NOW in order to win the People's Choice Award. This award will go to the DLS dancer that raises the most money/votes by November 15th, 2011. 

The second award our DLS dancers have their eye on is the Best in Show prize. The dance team that receives the most votes the night of the show from the audience will determine the winner of Best in Show. One vote = $10. To VOTE go to DancingDLS.org or see Mariam in the DLS front office.

More specifically, who are the DLS Dancers?
We are pleased to have parents representing each grade, K - 3rd in both the Mandarin and Chinese programs along with two DLS teachers! To learn our dancers' names and enjoy their bio's (and to vote) go to DancingDLS.org.

What do I get for my ticket purchase?
A five-star captivating evening, we promise. Your ticket includes a beautiful setting at the lovely Four Seasons Hotel, hors d'oeuvers, a 3-course sit down dinner, professional dance performances by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio and by The Pointe Dance Academy along with a "Dancing with the DLS Stars" show you'll never forget. Come watch your fellow DLS parents and teachers strut, swing and dance the night away and try to win your votes through their lively, entertaining performances!

Who are the Judges?
You are all "judges". You'll help determine the winners based on who you VOTE for and how many votes you cast. Remember each vote is $10. We will also have a celebrity panel of judges that will share their opinions on each performance. To learn more go to DancingDLS.org.

How will the children be involved?
Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be holding a Dance Pep Rally on October 21, 2011 in the auditorium where we will introduce the children to the Dancing with the DLS Stars event, introduce them to the names and faces of the parent dancers representing each grade and kickoff an intra-school "vote raising"/fundraising competition. The grade* that brings in the most votes** for their specific parent dancers will win a pizza party and other exciting prizes. In addition Fred Astaire instructors, in elaborate costumes, will perform and educate the children on five different dance styles like the rumba, waltz, foxtrot and much more.

Who will benefit from the money raised by the children?
100% of the money raised by the children will go towards subsidizing that grades teachers' tickets to the Dancing with the DLS Stars event. (Many teachers have expressed interest in attending the show but are not able to without our help.)

What else should I know?
This event will SELL OUT. There are only a limited number of seats available. You will not want to miss this fun-filled, action packed night. All proceeds will go towards making the Denver Language School an even more outstanding place for learning for our kids. The DLS dancers are spending numerous, intense hours learning their routines and recruiting votes for themselves. They need your SUPPORT. Please buy your tickets today and VOTE. Vote now and help them reach their personal fundraising goals and vote the night of the show!  All votes are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you so much!  For more information go to DancingDLS.org or call/email Karen Prinz Klein at 303.324.9359, karenprinz@hotmail.com or Sarah Nakashima at 303.808.2040, sarah_nakashima@yahoo.com.

* This children's competition is by grade, not class or language. Mandarin and Spanish children from each grade will be working as a team.
** One vote = $1.00. Children can contribute any amount of money, even if less than $1.00. The money from each grade will go towards teacher's tickets to the show.

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