The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) presented the fifth annual “Celebration of Dance” Gala at Club Nokia Saturday night (August 1) in Los Angeles.
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Christina Applegate, Jenna Elfman, Paula Abdul, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billie Lourde, Joely Fisher, Lance Bass, Elizabeth Berkely, Tara Lipinski, Allison Holker, Rosalyn Sanchez, Eric Winterand Ben Vereen were among the celebrities that came to support DFF, a non-profit organization founded by Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages), whose mission is to sponsor, fund and/or support access to and the quality of dance education programs that expose children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education in the United States.
The evening was filled with exciting performances by Jenna Dewan Tatum with dancer and choreographer Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance); Elizabeth Berkley; Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance andPerformance Arts Academy; Body Traffic; Academy of Villains; Joffrey Ballet Dancers Fabrice Calmelsand Victoria Jaiani; Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer and Sara “Lil Mini” Pheonix; and the Lulu Washington Dance Theatre and Dancer’s Inc. Additionally, there were special performances from DFF Community Program recipient San Pedro City Ballet and a piece created by Stacey Tookey especially for the evening and performed by DFF Scholarship recipients.
All proceeds from ticket sales benefited The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to sponsor, fund and/or support dance education programs that expose children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education through and with local community organizations; to provide scholarships to talented students studying at accredited or nationally regarded dance schools, studios or institutions; and in conjunction with recognized credentialing organizations, to support and increase the quality of all styles of dance education in the United States.
Check out photos from the Dizzy Feet Foundation’s 5th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala below.
Photos: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Dizzy Feet Foundation