Dancing Into Dreamland
Dancing into Dreamland is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Friends of Dreamland. In previous years, prior to Dreamland's current renovation the event was held at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. 2012 marked the first year the event was held in the Dreamland Ballroom.
Dancing into Dreamland
Every November Dreamland Ballroom hosts the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Dreamland! Patrons come out in festive attire to 9th street in downtown Little Rock to celebrate that year’s accomplishments and donate to FOD’s mission. Eat, drink, and dance in the beautiful Dreamland Ballroom, atop the Flag and Banner building, and be swept back in time to the days of Louie Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. The evening contains a Silent Auction, an art exhibit, and a dance competition between local individuals and troops. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a donation bar are provided. 6 and 8 top tables, as well as box seating are for sale and the donors are considered sponsors for the evening. General admission tickets start at $75, student tickets are $25 (just bring proof of enrollment when you come that night). Other ticket options for 2019 TBD!
Festivities start at 7pm and the dance competition starts at 8. The night’s emcees, guide you through a fun-filled evening. A panel of judges select a winner from the 9 competitors who are awarded a cash prize (of $500!) and audience members text in their favorite performers for a People’s Choice award. The dance floor is opened up at the end of the night for continued celebration.
Dancing into Dreamland isn’t the only way to contribute to Friends of Dreamland. “Pave the Way” for future generation to enjoy this amazing place! Donate to our Pave the Way campaign and receive an inscribed brick that will be inlayed into the sidewalk, immortalizing your support of this 100-year-old, central fixture of downtown Little Rock. Go to www.dreamlandballroom.org/pave-the-way/ to learn more. Order your brick by September 23rd, 2018 to see it, set, the night of November 2nd!
All proceeds go to creating a better and more beautiful building and educating the public about the history of the 9th street district. With your support we can preserve the relics of the past, learn from them, and create a better future for downtown Little Rock and all of Arkansas!
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And contact us, if you are interested in performing at or sponsoring Dancing into Dreamland 2019!
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Check out the layout for the ballroom that night to make sure you are ready when tickets go on sale! See chart below for table #s....
Interested in contributing to the Silent Auction? Contact us for an application.