KJ Giving Gala
Presented By KJ Dance
About this event
The annual giving gala is a showcase of the talented competitive tracks at KJ: The award winning “Pulse Company,” The award winning, “Vibe Hip Hop Crew,” and The “Edge Dancers.”
The purpose of this show is to celebrate the hard work and beautiful accomplishments of these competitive dancers, and to spotlight the graduating seniors. This is the 10th year of this event. Over time, the Giving Gala has provided more than $60,000 in cash scholarships for our graduating seniors. Their scholarships were used at the following universities: Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Boston Conservatory, Chapman, Colorado, CU Bolder, George Mason, Julliard, Louisiana State, New York University, Northeastern, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahome State, Penn State, Philadelphia School of the Arts, Princeton, Sam Houston State University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, Virginia.
In some years, money was also given towards a benevolent need or worthy cause. $39,000 was collectively given across the following specific opportunities: Sofia Blankenbuehler (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), The Gabriel Geffer Memorial Scholarship of Excellence, The Debbie Guthrie Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the NYCDA Foundation.