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COMMUNITY ARTS ACCESS (CAA)
CAA partners with cross-sector community organizations including non-profit, educational, religious, governmental, and other agencies to distribute free tickets to each of the world-class performances throughout the course of the Festival. This program was introduced IN 2016 to further the Festival’s commitment to making the arts accessible and available to everyone and expose the art of dance to new audiences. CAA’s mission is to provide complimentary access to individuals eliminating socioeconomic barriers to access. This program builds on an existing Vail Dance Festival outreach programs, which offer free performance tickets to local children. Festival tickets are distributed through local partners and offer premium seating throughout the season at both Festival venues, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and the Vilar Performing Arts Center.
- Buddy Mentors at Bright Future Foundation
- The Literacy Project
- Eagle County Public Health Healthy Aging Program
- YouthPower365 Parent Mentor Program
- YouthPower365 GirlPowHER Program
- Vail Valley Charitable Fund
- Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation
- Jack’s Place
- Roundup River Ranch
- Guardian Scholars
- The Cycle Effect
- Vail Valley Academy of Dance
- Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Vail Valley
- Habitat for Humanity
- Vail Valley Veterans Program
- Gold Dust Dance Project
For opportunities to become a part of or contribute to this critical outreach program, please contact Sarah Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
COMMUNITY SCHOLAR PROGRAM
2019 Community Scholar // Underwritten by Senenne & Marc Philippon
The Community Scholar Program engages a local Eagle County high school student who is passionate about the arts and connecting with the Vail Valley. The 2019 Community Scholar, Azul Meza, participated in Vail Dance Festival Master Classes, observed rehearsals and explored behind-the-scenes happenings. She also supported the Community Arts Access program that connects the Festival with the community while deepening appreciation of the arts.
INTERN & AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Each year, we offer high school and college dance enthusiasts the opportunity to join our team during the Vail Dance Festival. Interns and Ambassadors will work closely with Festival staff and will be considered an integral part of the overall success of the Festival. This is a great learning opportunity and resume builder for someone who is interested in the Arts and events.
YOUTHPOWER365’S CELEBRATE THE BEAT POP HOP CAMP
Celebrate the Beat Pop Hop Camp is a FREE week-long dance camp for Eagle County children designed to foster teamwork, creativity, and the joy of accomplishment through dance. Pop Hop Camp culminates in a performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater during Vail Dance Festival’s International Evenings of Dance.
The 2021 Pop Hop Camp may look a little different than previous years due to the pandemic, but YouthPower365 is working hard to create a quality experience while following Town, County, and State COVID-19 protocols. Stay tuned for more details!
The CTB program was introduced in Eagle County in 2007 by Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel.