Mark Your Calendars – Join us for the Fun!
SF/BA MECDA Presents
Gala Show & Fundraiser
Saturday November 14, 2009 - 11 am - 9 pm
Festival Dancing ~ Gala Show ~ Vendors
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304
*Ample free parking*
General Admission $12 - MECDA Memeber $10
Discount Coupon $8
Children, Seniors, Festival Performers $5
Gala Show Performers
This year, our committee has selected an incredible group of talented dancers. Leading the showcase are Shoshanna, Adriana, Naija & Numair, Malia & New Moon Dancers, Jennifer, Raks A’Diva, Ashley Lopez, Maria, Swirl with Davina.
At our last Gala, we presented a showcase, featuring central peninsula professional dance instructors. For this gala show, our committee chose a selection of dance influential dance teachers from around the greater Bay Area. We’ve already confirmed Amanda and the Karavansaray Dance Company, Janelle, Ma*Shuqa, Ahava, Ghanima, Troupe Celene and more to follow. Check our website for more lineup updates as we get closer to our Gala Show.
Gotta Dance? Festival Dancing, 11am – 4pm Gala Show Festival Dancing email sign-up is now open. Our spaces are fillng up fast! If you are interested in performing during our festival dancing we are taking first-come-first-served dance requests. Email email@example.com and be sure to put “Gala Show Festival Dancing Request” in the subject line.
Fundraising – Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
For the past six years, SF/BA MECDA has contributed more than $2,000 to this non-profit community-based organization. Through a portion of admission, sales of raffle tickets, our donation box, and a portion of every performance DVD made, we have created numerous ways that attendees can participate in our fundraising activities.
For more information about Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence visit their website. www.nextdoor.org
Makeup Artist and Dancer, Adriana, Artemis Imports, Aruba's Oasis Dance Sandals, Bahira, Carl Sermon Photography, Dhyanis, Digital Wuff Videography, Geisha Moth, Traditional Henna by Karen Berman, Lunatic Fringe, Ojala, Shoshanna, Westerfeld Studios, Wicked Smileys, Zelina’s Arneson Imports.
How do we choose vendors?
Many people have asked how we select our vendors. Our shows are juried, with vendors selected and invited to participate by our planning committee. For each Gala Show, we determine how many “spaces” we have available. We then take our long list of interested vendors and present them to our planning committee. New vendors are rotated in for new energy and variety when we can. The committee considers the product selection and size of the booth each vendor represents. The planning committee then vote on which vendors to invite with a couple of alternates placed at the top of the waiting list. If a vendor says yes, but later cannot attend, we fill in from our waiting list. Although we are full for this event, if you are a vendor and would like to be considered, please email us to ensure that you are on our list!
Each of our vendors is actually an event sponsor. Their booth fees help pay for our space, and their product donations for our raffle help us raise money for our charity. This year, we have a great variety of vendors bringing quality products and services. We are grateful for their support and participation and we look forward to all of the goodies they will bring to our November show.