At Masquerade, we pride ourselves on being the most exciting and fun-filled dance competition touring today! It is our mission to blend the thrill of Mardi Gras and the spirit of New Orleans with a well-organized and stress free competitive dance event. We have adopted the phrase “Laissez les bon temps roulez” which simply means ‘Let the good times roll!’
We are looking forward to another fifteen years of excellence in dance education, and the opportunity to engage with and help guide the next generation of talented artists.
Dancers Against Cancer
We were proud to once again sponsor the 2019 Industry Dance Awards, an annual event that raises funds and awareness for Dancers Against Cancer (DAC). This season dancers will have the opportunity to give back by entering our Masquerade Turn Down at each regional event! It’s only $5 to enter, and all the funds are directed to DAC. We are looking forward to raising funds for those in need while encouraging the dancers to show off all their turning skills and pirouette styles!
We are encouraging our Masquerade family of dance studios across the country to initiate a Darby’s Dancers program at their studio today. In fact, in 2020 any studio competing at any Masquerade regional event may bring their team of Darby’s Dancers to perform at no charge. We are looking forward to bringing more awareness to this exceptional program for special needs dancers, and we hope you will join us and help build a stronger coalition of Darby’s Dancers across the nation. For more detailed information about becoming part of the Darby’s Dancers family please visit www.darbysdancers.com.
2019 was a memorable year for us at Masquerade Dance, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our Masquerade family for making the season so thrilling and rewarding! We are grateful this time of year for the relationships that were built through opportunities to give back in our communities. In addition to contributing to numerous wonderful organizations during this holiday season like Wear Gloves in Ocala, Florida, and Upstream Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we strive to find new ways to give back throughout the year.
In addition, we were pleased to award over $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from participating studios all over the country. We are looking forward to another outstanding season in 2020, and we wish everyone success in the new year!